Here are some of the nicest places to spend
time. Some beaches offer amazing swimming and snorkeling,
while others are better for windsurfing. Here is a run down
of some of the most popular beached on Maui.
Stretching more than three miles, the South Kihei Beach runs
all the way around to Maalaea. It is one of the longest white
sand beaches in the world, and has a constant breeze coming
across the island.
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The "Kam's" are almost more park than beach. In addition
to access to the ocean, the Kamaole parks also have large grassy
areas for picnics and parties, and volleyballs get more air-time
than many radio stations!
This includes all of the beaches in front of the main
resorts on South Maui, from the Aston to the Kea Lani. They
are all white sand beaches with lava flows creating natural
reefs teeming with marine life. The waves are usually not very
large, so this is a great place to learn to snorkel.
Makena - Big Beach
This is one of Maui's most famous beaches. Over a mile long,
and a hundred yards wide, it is possible to have hundreds of
people sharing the beach, and still have nobody sitting near
you! The waves are big enough for body surfing, without getting
too dangerous. It's one of the farthest points along South Maui,
but it's worth the drive!
Makena - Little Beach
Right around the corner from Big Beach is the Little Beach.
Same sand, same sun, but this one is clothing-optional, for
the people who want the all-over tan.
This beach is most notable for windsurfing. Near the airport
in Kahului, this beach has a constant wind coming off of the
ocean. It is a great place to learn how to windsurf, or just
sit back and watch the pro's.
This beach was listed as the Best Beach in the World for many
years. It is right at the foot of the Kapalua Resorts, and
offers a gorgeous view of the sunsets.
The main area of Hana, on East Maui, is centered around an
open bay, and is host for wonderful swimming.