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. A visit to Makena Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wailea visit planning app to plot your vacation.
Makena Beach reviews
We enjoyed this beach several times while we were in Hawaii. There was a high surf warning with shore breaking waves but we had a blast. We enjoyed the sun and the waves. This beach has paid... more »
Beautiful beach..even saw some green turtles. Must see. Had a great picnic and met some really nice people from all over more »
Love the views, but the sand is very fine, different from other beaches around the island.
The beach with everything. Great snorkeling with nice reef at both ends, great boogie boarding when the waves are up, north end is usually a bit more sheltered from the breeze, options for some shade closer to the trees (watch for thorns , they're Nasty). If you decide you no longer like wearing your swimsuit you can head over the rocks at the north end to Secret Beach. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS wear reef safe sunscreen and protect the reefs.
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