Happy Golden Anniversary to the Sheraton Maui!
For the past 50 years, this iconic resort has become a gathering place for visitors from around the world, including Hollywood celebs and well-known islanders, like legendary waterman Duke Kahanamoku. In addition, the Sheraton was the first fully-functioning hotel on the Kaanapali coast that helped put Maui on the map for travelers.
Come January 2014, the Sheraton will kick off the big 5-0 with a golden celebration of festivities for the entire year. A special anniversary luau will take place on the exact day the resort opened its doors (Jan. 25). More info on that to come.
Throughout the year, there will be special anniversary packages available, including promotional rates for the family-friendly Ohana Suite. The 50th Anniversary package includes $50 dining credit per stay that can be used toward poolside cocktails, Cliff Dive Bar, Black Rock Steak & Seafood, Teppan-yaki Dan or Kaanapali Sunset Luau. Guests will also receive two vouchers for the signature 50th Anniversary cocktail and a historic postcard book with photos.
My family and I always stayed at the Sheraton whenever we visited Maui. It not only had the best pools (including a lazy wrap-around pool!) but the coolest cliff ping show as well. They call it cliff ping, but I would say it is more like rock jumping. At the signal of a conch shell every evening, a malo-wearing per appears. He scales the famous Black Rock while lighting the torches along the way before he reaches the top for his fearless dismount into the rolling surf below.
Photo Courtesy: @SheratonMaui