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Makena Beach, Maui
(4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
You won't have to worry whether there's enough room for your umbrella at Makena Beach. Also known as Big Beach, it's nearly 1.5 km (1 mi) long and the largest beach in Maui. You can enjoy shade from the large volcanic cliffs, which also offer protection from tradewinds. Book a snorkeling or kayak tour to get an up-close look at some of the sea life. It's a good idea to go out with a guide, because the water can get rough Remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen. Plan your visit to Makena Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Wailea holiday planner.
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  • A beautiful beach we found the nearly deserted frenquetata not from the mass of tourists, gorgeous water!!! Well worth a visit and relax!!!
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  • We rented equipment from Boss Frog and headed to Makena. As soon as we hit the beach there were 2 humpback whales playing right off shore! What a great opportunity to take pictures with a zoom lens. T...  more »
  • Also known as 'Big Beach' for good reason! Great place to walk up & down the beach shoreline and enjoy everything Maui has to offer. Even ate from the food truck parked right in the parking lot. Great...  more »