Maui Ocean Center’s new Hawaiian Marine Life Hale at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spaand Maui Ocean Center have partnered to create a Hawaiian Marine Life Hale at the resort where individuals, families and children can learn about the array of marine life found along the Ka‘anapali coastline and on the island of Maui.

Footsteps from Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa are one of the world’s top rated beaches and an underwater natural “amusement park” known as Pu‘u Keka‘a, or Black Rock. Pu‘u Keka‘a is home to many of Hawaii’s unique fish, invertebrate animals, honu (green sea turtles) and marine mammals.

Maui Ocean Center’s new Hawaiian Marine Life Hale at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

The new Hawaiian Marine Life Hale is the first off-site location opened by Maui Ocean Center. A marine naturalist from Maui Ocean Center will be present daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to interact with guests, answer questions, and share ocean stories and facts with visitors to Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. 

 “We are pleased to partner with Maui Ocean Center to give guests the opportunity to explore Maui’s underwater world without ever leaving the resort,” said Tetsuji Yamazaki, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s general manager. “The new marine life hale will help educate guests on Hawaii’s marine ecosystems and raise awareness for the many animals that call Pu‘u Keka‘a home.”

Maui Ocean Center’s new Hawaiian Marine Life Hale at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

 

The space is ideally located close to the ocean along Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s beach path and also features small live animals, like sea cucumbers, sea stars, hermit crabs and brine shrimp, allowing guests to see and learn about the variety of ocean creatures that can be found right out front of the resort.