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Maui Pictures - Kaanapali Beach

View of Kaanapali Beach, Maui.
Maui Pictures - Kaanapali Beach - On Mauiís west side three miles north of Lahaina is Kaanapali Beach. This resort beach stretches three miles along some of the largest hotels on Maui. There are many restaurants and boutique stores. Some can enjoy shopping while others enjoy activities and afterwards you can meet for lunch or dinner at Hula Grill or Leilaniís on the Beach. Watch the sun set over Molokai while sipping Mai Taiís and enjoying a fresh meal.
At the north end of Kaanapali Beach near the Sheraton Resort and Spa is a lava rock wall called ďBlack RockĒ. This is a great snorkel and swim area. The wall acts as a buffer from the wind and the ocean keeping the water here clear and calm. Maui legend has it that those who dove from a certain spot on this rock wall would enter into the next world. Every night at sunset the Sheraton Hotel sends a diver out to the rock to honor the legend by completing a ritualistic dive.
Today anyone can have fun cliff diving at Black Rock. There is a nice snorkeling spot around the point. And if you can swim over 500 meters you can reach the other side of Kaanapali Beach. Here is more warm white sand as far as the eye can see.

Bio about Ron Dahlquist, Photographer of Ka'anapali Beach Image:

Ron Dahlquist grew up in Southern California and began his career as a surf photographer. In the early 70ís, he moved to Colorado. He shot skiing in the winter and everything from rodeos to rafting in the summer. The diversity of each season in the Rocky Mountains brought endless creative opportunities. While living in Colorado, he also managed to take many trips to Hawaii to shoot the big surf. Even though Ron loved Colorado, he became captivated by the beauty and splendor of the islands. His photographs range from sports to sensitive pictures of the environment. He has won numerous awards throughout the years. This past year, he won "Best Sports Photo" and "Best in Show" in the Professional Photographer's of America photography contest. The previous year, his photograph of a surfer in the barrel of a wave won first place in the International Photography Awards, Sports Category.
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