6 Of Maui’s Best Beaches

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Maui is well-known for its breathtaking beaches. Each has its own personality and a unique formation to explore. Let us guide you through some of the best on this paradise island.

Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay, Hawaii
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This beach, located in West Maui, is perfect for families with young children. It’s used primarily for snorkeling, but experienced surfers frequent the area as well.

Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay, Maui.
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This sheltered beach is close to Honolua Bay on the West side of the island. It has been rated as the “Best Beach in the World,” and the Travel Channel rated it “Best in America.” The Green Hawaiian Sea Turtle is popularly seen in this area, as well as the Yellow Tang, Hawaiian Sargent, Moorish Idol and Reef Triggerfish. If you’re planning to snorkel, this is definitely your spot.

Slaughter House Beach

Slaughter House Beach, Maui
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This beautiful, quiet beach is accessible by a long concrete staircase. It’s close in proximity to Honolua Bay, but the water is generally too rough for snorkeling. That being said, the beach has soft sand as many love to swim and surf here. There’s a collection of rock and cave formations along the far side of the beach that are fun to explore as well.

Ka’anapali Beach

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This famous beach was formerly used as a retreat for royalty. It sits right outside Whalers Village Shopping Center in West Shore, where it fronts several resorts. It’s known for its famous Pu’u Keka’a, or  “Black Rock,” which is popularly used for cliff diving and cliff diving ceremonies. The area features several colorful reefs, making it a great spot for snorkeling as well. If you’re in Maui, this is a must-see.

Baldwin Beach Park

Baldwin Beach, Maui
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This beach is one of the most frequented in Maui’s North Shore. It features an extended picnic area, barbecues and a pavilion. Protected swimming areas make this a great spot for younger children and less experienced swimmers.

Palauea Beach

Palauea Beach
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Also known as “White Rock,” this beautiful beach is a hidden treasure. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, this is your spot. The wide, uncrowded beach is typically void of tourists, and provides great snorkeling and diving opportunities.

Samantha Bertolino

Content Editor Associate

Samantha is a Connecticut native and an avid lover of reading, writing and poetry. She spent two months in Florence, where she studied business and the architecture of old chapels, in addition to developing a taste for espresso and tea.)

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