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Makena Beach, Maui

(4.4/5 based on 600+ 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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  • While the beach itself if fairly nice and included some trees for shade, I was very disappointed in the lack of facilities. This was a state park and I expected to find washrooms and showers as there ...  more »
  • It is a great beach. So relaxing to just soak some sun and if you wake up early enough you can see turtles. We stayed at the hotel near by so it had beach access.  more »
  • Makena Beach is breathtaking. The surf was pretty rough & good for body boarding. We saw a few turtles here. Downfall: no alcohol is permitted on Hawaii beaches. So know that in advance. We began the ...  more »