"Great hotel, great pools, easy access to beach"
The Sheraton Maui is one of the nicer hotels right on Kaanapali beach. The beach is wide and beautiful but the sand gets very hot during the day, so sandals or beach shoes are a necessity to get to the water. The surf can be quite rough as it breaks on to shore, I would not recommend it for non-swimmers or little kids. Snorkeling right off of shore we saw green sea turtles and tropical fish daily. However, do not snorkel or swim past Black Rock, as there are strong rip tides. The hotel posts daily warnings regarding the ocean conditions but many people seem to ignore these posts. Likewise, diving or jumping off of Black Rock is not recommended, but many people continue to do so, sometimes with grave consequences. There are also swimming pools connected by a lazy river that meanders through the hotel grounds. We spent most of our time playing in the surf, snorkeling near shore, and swimming in the lazy river. Food is very expensive at the hotel, so we opted to buy drinks and ready to eat food at Safeway in Lahaina. The bar fridge in the room was big enough to store our food and drinks. We were pleasantly surprised to find a Starbucks located in the lobby, but it is only opened in the mornings. You can also book a variety of tours at the information desks in the lobby, which was very convenient. However, the weather was very hot and humid, so sight seeing was difficult when we had to walk anywhere. Overall, we had a wonderful time staying at the Sheraton Maui Resort!
Traveller from Peace River, AB, Canada