The island of Maui has plenty to offer, but most notably are its stunning, white sand beaches. Whether you’re looking to spend the day relaxing in the sun or adventuring in the bright turquoise waters, there is something for everyone. Come relax and let us help you find the perfect beach for your stay!
1) Keawakapu Beach
Keawakapu Beach is one of the best beaches on Maui’s south shore. The .7 mile stretch of sand offers a wide range of activities for any type of beachgoer. This family-friendly beach is often less crowded than most in the area and boasts a magnificent view of Molokini Crater and the islands of Kaho’olawe & Lanai. This is the perfect beach if you’re looking to relax in the sun, take the kids body boarding, or snorkel with unique fish (and maybe a turtle if you’re lucky!). If you find yourself hungry, the Mana Kai resort and Sarento’s restaurant are right on the beach and provide stunning views and delicious food. For the perfect beach day in south Maui, this is your spot!
2) Napili Beach
Napili Beach, also known as Napili Bay, is the ideal spot for families who are looking for a place to spend the day while adventuring on the west side of Maui. This area is further from the main resorts which means less crowds, providing the perfect atmosphere to relax in the sun. You can often spot sea turtles in the water as well! Go for a swim in the calm waters, enjoy the serene environment while reading your favorite book, or build the perfect sand castle with your loved ones. This beach is sure to not disappoint!
3) Ho’okipa Beach
If you’re looking to get a taste of Maui’s north shore, Ho’okipa beach park is the place for you. This is a world-renowned windsurfing spot, possibly one of the best places to come and observe the professionals in their sport. You can also watch seasoned board surfers catch waves throughout the day. On the east end of the beach you will often find a gathering of sea turtles resting in the sun (Hint: If you’re looking to see lots of turtles, go at sunset!). Be advised that this beach is not the best place for swimming, beginner surfing, or snorkeling. However, if you’re wanting a glimpse of Maui’s adventurous side this is the spot for an all-around experience. Pack a picnic, make the drive to the north shore, and enjoy relaxing on the beach while watching the action in the water.