“Hawaii”- said to mean ‘The place of Gods’ truly lives up to its name. With beautiful islands and beaches, Hawaii is definitely a major tourist attraction, especially for beach vacations. ‘Maui’ is an island of the Hawaiian archipelago with an area of 1884 square kilometer.
It is home to a number of heavenly beaches for beach vacations, as a result, it’s quite difficult to visit all of them. That is why we have put together the top 5 beaches in Maui, Hawaii. Hopefully, this will make your task easier and your trip worthwhile.
1. Ka’anapali Beach
Ka’anapali Beach is consistently rated as one of the best beaches in Maui Hawaii, and was once rated America’s best beach for vacation! The golden sand, waves lapping close to your feet will add to the magnificent scenery of Ka’anapali. Get ready to rewind as you lie on the warm sand and enjoy the marvelous view. The 1.5 long beach is less crowded during off-peak seasons and only gets crowded during a holiday.
Beach attractions: On the north end of the beach a renowned snorkeling destination Black Rock is located. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is a beautiful resort on the beach that will provide you with the cultural experience in Hawaii.
2. Keawakapu Beach
Keawakapu Beach is located on the south of Maui, between Wailea and Kihei. This beach is a sigh of relief from the larger, more populated beaches of Maui, Hawaii’s best vacation spots. Though it’s rather small, it has the best swimming conditions throughout the year with its clear water. Soft, white sand will provide a nice relaxing place for both children and adults. It offers a great snorkeling experience on the underwater reef on the right side of the beach.
Beach attractions: Swimming and snorkeling on the clear waters of the Pacific oceans.
3. Kapalua Beach
Might be your best choice for beach vacations, Kapalua is located on the northwest coast of Maui. With its beautiful sand and protected bay lined by palm trees and lava rock, Kapalua Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the state. It is minutes away from the historic whaling port of Lahaina. The calm waters offer great swimming, and natural tide pools give children the opportunity to see sea creatures up close.
Beach attractions: Many shopping areas are situated close to the beach and hotels also offer ample shopping and entertainment options.
4. Kahekili Beach
Kahekili beach is named after the last king of Maui. It is an extension of the Ka’anapali Beach. The two beaches are separated by lava rocks and hotels. This beach is a nice alternative to the Ka’anapali beach if the latter is crowded. Kahekili Beach is an ideal spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. Hidden rocks and strong currents, however, make this a dangerous spot for swimmers.
Beach attractions: The beach is perfect for snorkeling in the clear waters and arranging picnics on the warm, soft sand.
5. Napili Bay
Napili beach is the perfect example of a picture perfect beach. The charming beach looks as though it was straight out a beautiful painting! Located in Lahaina next to the Napili Kai Resort the beach’s large expanse of sand and gentle surf provide a great excuse for families looking to spend an entire day at the beach.
Beach attractions: Napili beach is known for its beautiful sunsets, great swimming, and snorkeling conditions.