Property Overview

Where the Legend of Kaanapali Began

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa at legendary Black Rock in Ka'anapali, once a playground for Hawaii's royalty, first opened its doors to the world January 1963.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa - Ka'anapali Beach circa 1963

Through the years Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has served as the gathering place for visitors from around the world sharing special memories for families, romantics, adventure seekers, and meeting attendees on Maui.

The resort’s 1963 opening rolled out the red carpet and put Ka‘anapali on the map by welcoming high-profile guests including legendary singer and actor Bing Crosby, golfing great Sam Snead, former California Gov. Pat Brown, Duke Kahanamoku, among many others.

Today, visitors continue to enjoy the rich history and cultural activities the resort offers such as the nightly Cliff Dive ceremony, a tradition dating back to Hawaiian royalty and Chief Kahekili. Although it is Ka‘anapali’s oldest resort, Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa is also one of its newest since it was closed from 1995-1997 for a complete, $160 million redevelopment.


See more iconic photos of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa through the years by clicking here or here.

Watch our 50th Anniversary video by clicking here.