Kaanapali Beach palms blowing
Grant's and Bill's

Maui Scrapbook

May 2014


Bill and Grant at summit of Haleakala
Photo at the top of Haleakala,
the 3rd highest volcano in Hawaii.
Hawaiian Islands map showing Maui

v Kaanapali Beach

Our two hotels for all 6 days of our trip were in the Kaanapali Beach area. That is on the extreme west side of Maui looking across to Molokai.

For the first 3 days we had a beautiful suite at the Westin Ocean Resort Villas, then we moved down the road about a mile to the Westin Maui Hotel.

  These two photos show the view from our room's lanai at The Villas."      
  Westin Villas Courtyard - view from our room   Westin Villas pools - view from our room  

  Views from the walkway along Kaanapali Beach    
  Kaanapali Beach 1   Kaanapali Beach 2  

  We spotted this large animal at the shoreline. At first we thought it was a turtle. It is a monk seal. They are big, about 5 feet long, between the size of a harbor seal and an elephant seal. The lady with the umbrella was asked to move and the beach guards put up "Do not disturb"| signs (or words to that effect) to give the seal his/her privacy.  
  Monk seal on Kaanapali Beach  

  The Sheraton Maui is located at Black Rock, a lava promontory, which is between the two Westin hotels. It's a very scenic spot with a beautiful beach.  
  Sheraton Maui beach  

  Cliff dive at sunset   Sunset over Black Rock at Sheraton  
  Every evening at sunset, the Sheraton has a cliff dive ceremony.   Sunset behind Black Rock  

  Just south of the hotels along Ka'anapali Beach is the main town in West Maui, Lahaina. There is a banyan tree there that takes up an entire city block. It is hard to capture in a photo, but maybe this panorama shot comes close.  
  Banyan Tree in Lahaina  

  Of course, there are beautiful flowers everywhere.      
  Plumeria   yellow hibiscus  
  plumeria   hibiscus  

  Sunset on the beach   Night view of the pools at The Villas  
  Bill - sunset on the beach   Westin Villas night pool view  


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