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Makena Beach, Wailea

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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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  • Makena Beach is a Mauai original. It is much less crowded than nearby Wailea Beach, and much less pretentious. It is a State Beach Park and thus open to all. Great for picnics, beach walks and swimmin...  more »
  • We didn't get around to visiting many beaches while on Maui due to time restraints, but we were able to visit one of the best ones, Makena Beach, AKA Onelua Beach, or more widely known as 'Big Beach.'...  more »
  • We went one afternoon for a picnic lunch . Bit of a walk from where we parked but not too bad . Beach itself is nice with fine sand . The waves were very dangerous the day we were there . I was amazed...  more »