“I am happiest near the sea.”
It’s true. And it’s no secret.
The moment that I step onto the beach and hear the calming sound of the ocean I immediately feel my blood pressure drop. Just thinking about those soothing vibes makes me feel a bit calmer as I type this very sentence. So on our recent visit to Maui when I realized that I had an entire morning free, I jumped out of bed, grabbed my snorkel gear, beach bag, and a breakfast sandwich from Starbucks, and walked along Ka’anapali Beach just as the sun began to rise above the West Maui mountains.
I am often asked about my favorite snorkel spot on Maui, and while I have a few favorite locations (surprise, surprise!) Black Rock is definitely one of them. The prominent volcanic formation known as Black Rock is found on the north end of Ka’anapali Beach and is a breathtaking backdrop as you snorkel in the crystal clear, turquoise sea. On almost every visit we see honu, schools of fish, the elusive snorkeling tourist 😉 , and even sting rays every once in a while. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, Black Rock is also a great spot to go cliff jumping (just watch out for the turtles and tourists below). 🙂
Where’s your favorite spot to snorkel in Hawaii?