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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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  • This is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen! Beautiful blue water in front of you. Mountain directly behind you. Super soft sand. Plenty of rocks to attract aquatic wildlife for snorkeling. Grea...  more »
  • 3 miles path that runs along the beaches at the back of the resorts. Nice for a walk and whale watching. Access from the Beach Park.
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  • Parking can be a bit of a problem (it's free) so get there early. Also, it seems that the wind picks up in the afternoon making relaxing uncomfortable. There is a bit of a walk from the parking area t...  more »