Wailea and also Kihei have several of the most popular beach and snorkeling areas on Maui.
This southern coast of the island goes for greater than 6 miles from its northern end at Maalaea Bay to its southerly end at the entry to the luxury playground of Condos in Wailea Maui. Situated concerning 20 to thirty minutes from the flight terminal the town of Kihei is filled with condos, resorts, restaurants and, most importantly, coastlines as well as coastline parks. This produces suitable snorkeling and sunbathing locations yet, similar to any kind of prominent getaway destination, it can come to be crowded. That is why it’s usually a great suggestion to head further southern in the direction of Wailea.
There is a reason the significant high-end hotel on this side of the island lies in Wailea. In addition to strikingly lovely beaches as well as dry weather conditions the sand wiping tradewinds rarely blow here till late in the day. A number of beach coves are also safeguarded from the wind throughout most of the year. This makes for beautiful, tranquil water snorkeling problems with superb exposure. Additionally, the complexity of the coral reefs and also the water presence can improve the farther south you go as you venture into the remote areas of this side of the island.
Mokapu & Ulua Beach Parks
Found in between Andaz and also the Wailea Marriott, these 2 coastlines (there is one entry from the road for both) are well known for their snorkeling and diving environment. The very first beach on the north (right) side, Mokapu, has shallow coral reefs ideal for snorkelers. The 2nd, Ulua, is popular as a dive area for newbies and also their trainers. The deeper reef at Ulua coastline sustains a turtle cleansing station were tiny coral reef fish pick the turtle’s covering clean.
There are washrooms, showers, great car park as well as a well-maintained path running from below through hotels as well as beaches to the south and likewise accesses several beaches a brief distance north.
Wailea Beach Park
Fronting both the Grand Wailea and the Four Seasons Resort, this beach is the crescent designed gem in the crown of two 5 star top quality hotels. Given that all coastlines in Hawaii have to permit public gain access to by legislation you might find yourself sitting alongside celebrities appreciating the sunlight as well as ocean along this magnificent coastline. Snorkeling as well as kayaking are preferred right here and in the evenings you can see the Grand Wailea Luau from the coastline during sundown.
Public vehicle parking is towards the back of the Grand Wailea in between the two hotels. You can make use of the valet auto parking at either hotel for a price … It’s a lavish coastline so why not spend lavishly a little and have some lunch after snorkeling? The pool bar at the Four Seasons is an particularly great spot for some food and drinks.
Polo Beach Park
The Polo Coastline Club Resort was just one of the first hotels built along this attractive pair of crescent shaped coastlines in the 1980’s … The resort is on the southern end of the beach. The other end of the coastline fronts the Kea Lani Resort, integrated in 1991. It was renovated to the tune of $70 million in 2015. It’s a spectacular hotel that’s coastline provides entryway to some of the very best snorkeling spots on this side. Tiny lava peninsulas jut out right into the ocean at either end as well as are filled with vivid coral reefs and also a large range of aquatic life.
The initial name of the coastline is “Ke One o Polo”, implying “the sand is not thick”. This is in referral to the sharp lava rocks simply under the sand so be careful when walking right into the ocean below. The north end before the Kea Lani has a soft sandy base and also can obtain crowded with guests on easy chair and also in cabanas. The south end much quieter and has a stunning coral reef.
Po Olenalena Beach – local favorite
This gorgeous lengthy sandy beach has 3 rough factors that have plenty of marine life. It’s very easy to identify turtles cruising through these healthy and balanced coral reefs. The rocky snorkel places are at both ends ( customarily around Wailea) with one likewise in the middle.
Additionally known as Paipu Coastline, this coastline is a fave of local family members. Residents bring their keiki ( kids) to play in the surf on the weekends however it usually continues to be fairly during the weekdays.
It has actually ended up being a prominent location for wedding events as well as professional photographers as the sunsets below can be incredible! Boogie boarding as well as body surfing is additionally superb right here throughout south swells as well as it’s delicately sloping sand base is wonderful for kids as well as newbies on calmer days.