In the 1960s, as developers built West Maui resorts to rival Waikīkī’s, Kā‘anapali experienced a surge of popularity. It’s easy to see why this former sugar plantation was chosen: its beaches. At the north end, Kahekili Beach is great for snorkeling. Along the length of the resort, Kā‘anapali Beach is lined with swank hotels that have made West Maui a top destination. One of Kā‘anapali’s signature attractions, Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock) is a unique outcropping of lava surrounded by thriving coral reef. While divers and snorkelers savor the underwater sights, landlubbers enjoy the mile-long oceanfront walkway or the Kā‘anapali Historic Trail, a two-hour journey starting at the Royal Lāhainā Resort.
Black Rock Sunset Ceremony