Beaches

Year after year, the breathtaking beaches of Maui are rated as some of the best in the world. Visitors flock to our island to relax in the warmth of our white sandy beaches, and play in its crystal clear tropical waters. Whether you are in search of an action-packed beach with great snorkeling to match, or, something more quiet, just to unwind, Maui has them all. With so many to chose from, there is almost certainly the perfect beach just for you!

Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay

If you only get the chance to visit one beach on your trip, Kapalua Bay should be the one. Kapalua Bay has won numerous awards, including "Best Beach in the World," by Conde Nast. Kapalua Bay truly has it all! Because the bay is so well protected, some of the very best snorkeling on Maui can be found right here. Gentle waves, soft white sand and breathtaking beauty are what continually keep this beach on the list of top beaches in the world. Honus (turtles) and Hawaiian Monk Seals frequent this beach and are commonly found taking a rest on the sandy shores. If you are snorkeling, do not be surprised to find yourself side by side with one of these giant Honus! Be sure to visit the bay for a sunset; it will be one like you have never experienced before! Kapalua Bay is truly heaven on earth!

The Kapalua® Coastal Trail begins and ends at Kapalua Beach. We suggest finishing your walk at the Kapalua Bay and taking in a spectacular sunset. If you are too tired to walk home, do not forget to call the free shuttle; they will be happy to pick you up and drop you off at your door!

A public restroom and showers are available for use.

Location: Kapalua
Oneloa Beach

Oneloa Beach

This secluded beach is located in the Kapalua® Resort; it is a true hidden gem! Oneloa Beach, also known as Ironwood Beach, is one of the least crowded beaches on Maui, making it feel like your very own private beach. This is a wonderful location to relax in the sand and take in the rustic beauty of the surroundings. Surfers and body boarders frequent this beach, and the Kapalua® Coastal Trail is located directly behind it. Oneloa is known to produce some strong riptides, so be alert when in the water.

Location: Kapalua
D.T. Fleming Beach

D.T. Fleming Beach

Fleming Beach is located in the Kapalua® Resort bellow the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Named America`s Best Beach in 2006, this long and wide beach features a crescent shaped shore line, with an Ironwood forest directly in the background. This beach is rarely crowded. There is enough room on the white sands to give beachgoers more than enough room.

Currents can become strong, so be cautious when entering the water and pay attention to the flags. Unlike most beaches on the west side of Maui, Fleming has a life guard on duty. Public restrooms, grills and picnic tables are available for public use.

Location: Kapalua

Ka`anapali Beach

Ka`anapali Beach stretches over three miles, and is considered by many to be one of the most pristine beaches on all Maui. Once named "America`s Best Beach," Ka`anapali has something for everyone! Seven resorts and The Whalers Village are all located along Ka`anapali. A shoreline walking path will take you from one end of the the beach to the other. This action-packed beach offers beach goers a chance to partake in all kinds of water activities, or to simply relax for a bit of people watching.

During sunset, be sure to watch one of Ka`anapali`s most famous attractions -the cliff diving ceremony. Each evening at sunset, a cliff diver lights the torches along Black Rock and then dives off the cliff`s edge. This beautiful ceremony is not to be missed!

A parking garage is located at The Whalers Village and provides hourly parking. Do not forget that with a purchase from The Whalers Village, you can validate your parking ticket for three free hours of parking.

Location: Ka'anapali
Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay is one of the most famous surfing spots in the world, hands down. Fortunately for us, Honolua Bay is located just north of Kapalua® (and is clearly visible from the Resort).  Professional surfers from all over the world seek out these legendary waves, waves which challenge even the very best-of-the-best of the surfing world.  If you are up to accepting the challenge, be sure you have a good deal of surfing experience under your belt.  

On the other hand, those who decide that this is not the safest spot to practice that “hang-ten,” but who still love good surfing, can make the short drive to a good spot overlooking the Bay.  It is a thrill to watch these surfers tackle these incredible waves!

Location: Kapalua

Napili Bay

With sparkling crystal clear waters and a sandy ocean bottom, Napili Bay is popular amongst tourist and locals alike. This beach is within walking distance from The Ridge Villas; it is a wonderful beach for snorkeling, sunbathing, stand-up-paddling and boogie boarding. During the winter months, the swells can become pretty large, so use caution when entering the water.

Napili Bay offers guests a taste of what "old Hawaii" was like. Here you will not find any large hotels or overcrowded timeshares. All accommodations on Napili Bay are are small and more intimate.

When visiting Napili Bay, be sure to stop at the Sea House Restaurant! The Sea House is a "must do" for Maui visitors. This iconic, open air restaurant is located just on the shoreline, and offers unrivaled views and cuisine! Be sure to order one of their famous Mai` Tais, while taking in an unforgettable sunset. Their "Happy Hour" is considered to be one of the best on the island.

Location: Napili

Baby Beach

Baby beach is located in Lahaina, and is mostly visited by local families. However, Baby Beach is popular for locals and tourist alike because of the gentle waves created by the exposed reef just off shore. Families love this beach because of its very calm waters and spectacular views!

Location: Lahaina