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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Lahaina
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Was there yesterday (Oct 22) around noon and it was surprisingly not crowded like we thought it was going to be. Beach is beautiful and plenty of space to sunbathe. PARKING: impossible to find a space at free public parking. However, there is a way...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank mlim412
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Early morning was an awesome time to visit this beach- between 6a-10a. Past that it was too crowded for our liking. The water is refreshing but a bit tougher than some others nearby.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank macey2951
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’ve been coming back to this beach for 8 years. I wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else. Lots of turtles near black rock but one also swam by me way up by the Westin. Perfect waves for floating and still fun for boogie boarding with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank runlowry
Reviewed 2 days ago

you don't have to stay in one of the hotels or condos. Thankfully ALL beaches are open to the public. Stroll from the Hyatt to the Sheraton on the board walk. If you have enough energy you can keep going beyond that all the way...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Marion W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice beach but waves are strong and dangerous undertow. We found out after that there is other beach's in the area with calmer waters.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Marco M
Reviewed 4 days ago

The section of this beach that was in front of where we stayed was very nice and never very crowded. The sand was a little coarser than at some other beaches we've been to, but the water was crystal clear. The water was a little...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our resort (Marriott Maui Ocean Club) was tight on this beach so we spent quite a bit of time on this beach. It is massive, with many busy resorts backing on to it. That said, the beach never felt crowded and there was always plenty...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tamathabanks
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoy walking along the beach walking path and going in the variety of shops. I have visited many beach towns along the way. From Kapalua, Kahuna, Napili, Honokawai, all the way to Lahaina.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank E5145DOlauram
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved our vacation. Everything was perfect!! We would go back again and do it all over again. It was perfect!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kcunningham07
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Soft sand and good snorkeling. Love this stretch of Maui. Second year in a row coming here. Enjoy the beach.

Date of experience: October 2019
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11 October 2019|
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Response from Gram-Glam | Reviewed this property |
You used to be able to pay at the Sheraton to park and that’s a lot closer then whalers village.
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16 April 2019|
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Response from tspencer9 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I’ve taken a snorkeling trip and I didn’t enjoy it.... I felt like most of the tour was just time spent on the boat and the actual snorkeling was minimal. I found we saw everything right off the beach! Try... More
7 January 2019|
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Response from minniem102 | Reviewed this property |
Only one road and I'd highly recommend leaving early, taking drinks/snacks (or even pack a lunch), and stopping when you can. My husband suffers from motion sickness and he drove. We took our time and stopped occasionally... More