The “Spirit of Aloha” can be felt throughout the Hawaiian Islands but there is something particularly special about Maui. With summer destinations beckoning, this magic isle is a picturesque place for a relaxing beach getaway. From glamorous resorts to out-of-the-way beach escapes, these top beaches of Maui are perfect for a summer escape.
Located south of Waliea and Kihei, Big Beach is a public access beach with 2/3 of a mile of pearly white sands. 100 yards wide, “The Beach” of Maui is a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon looking out over the crystal clear waters and crashing waves in the afternoon. With little services, beach-goers are encouraged to bring their own snacks, water and sunscreen for a relaxing and distraction-free beach going experience.
For a location brimming with specialty services, poolside bars and a beach that is steps from a 50,000 square foot spa facility offering over 100 treatments, seven beautiful pools, and a beach concierge overlooking the tranquil waters, Grand Waliea is just the spot. Complete with cabanas, kayak tours and a SCUBA program, this luxurious beach is a wonderful family friendly option on Maui.
Red Sand Beach
On the northern shores of Maui, Red Sand Beach is a secluded and elusive beach with a unique tint of vibrant red. A protected shoreline by a lava outcropping makes for good early-morning swimming. Pounding northern surf breaks along the lava barrier, creating natural drama in the pristine spot. A tricky path leads down to the location, where the warm sands are worth the long drive and trek to Hana.
Another bustling beach on Maui is Kaanapali Beach on the western part of the island. Three miles of beautiful beach is near to exclusive condos, resorts, and Whaler’s Village shopping and dining. With views of surrounding islands and good waves, this popular beach includes a cliff diving ceremony off of Black Rock every evening.
Kahana Beach Park
Located on the central north shore of Maui, Kahana Beach Park offers world-class windsurfing. With a perfect location for the sport, amateurs to experts can hone their skills off this beach. Whether watching from the shore or enjoying the sport yourself, the local spot has lifeguards, picnic tables, showers and restrooms for a fun-filled afternoon close to town.
With several beautiful beaches on Maui, discovering your own favorite is part of the fun. From a day-long road trip through Hana to following Highway 30 around the western Maui, the sights, sounds, flavors, and culture of Maui is as fascinating and beautiful as the white sand beaches.