The Sheraton occupies the nicest spot on Kaanapali Beach, built into the side of Puu Kekaa, the dramatic lava rock point at the beach’s north end. The sand has been disappearing as of late, but the snorkeling is still great around the base of the point, also known as Black Rock. At sunset, cliff divers blow a conch shell before diving into the sea from the torch-lit promontory. The resort’s prime location, ample amenities, and great service make this an ideal place to stay. Rooms feature Hawaiian-inspired decor, private lanais, and Sheraton's trademark Sweet Sleeper beds, which live up to their name. The Ohana (family) suites accommodate all ages with two double beds plus a pune'e (sleeping chaise). The lagoonlike pool is refreshing but can’t beat a sea full of actual fish and turtles just steps away. Activities ranging from outrigger canoe to hula and ukulele lessons will immerse you in Hawaiian culture; at night the Maui Nui Luau has the usual exciting fire-knife dance finale. Treatments at the elegant Spa at Black Rock—especially those catering to couples—are exquisite. Fans of Hank’s Haute Dogs on Oahu will find their favorite gourmet dogs here, as well as more formal restaurants serving island and Japanese cuisine, while DJs spin tunes from 10pm to midnight on weekends at the Black Rock Lounge. Rooms (and spectacular suites) perched on the point include access to the Na Hoku club lounge with free breakfast and evening appetizers.