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Black Rock, Maui

(3.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Jutting out into the ocean and full of crevices for sea life, Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach is one of Maui's premier snorkeling sites. Surrounded by miles of smooth white sand and blue water, the volcanic lava spit is the only one of its kind on the island. The water around the rocks reaches a depth of 7.5 m (25 ft) in some places and houses an array of marine life, including colorful parrotfish, crabs, sea turtles, and others. Strap on your mask, don your flippers, and explore the underwater environment. Though much of the surrounding beach is bordered by upscale hotels, you can get down to the rocks via public access pathways. Keep in mind that there are no restrooms at the beach, but there are public showers. Put Black Rock and other Ka'anapali attractions into our Ka'anapali vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We watched from outdoor restaurant 9n the Sheraton hotel, aptly named Cliff Diver. Detailed explanation of the ritual provided on restaurant menus and online. We highly enjoyed both the Divers and the...  more »
  • Situated at the west end of Ka'anapali beach, Black Rock is easily accessed from a sheltered sandy beach in front of the Sheraton Hotel. There are a limited number of free parking spots under the hote...  more »
  • Although there are numerous signs to warn of danger/death, people still climb and cliff dive. I hesitated and then proceeded for a once in a lifetime experience. The jump/dive is probably 15 feet. Not...  more »