Palauea Beach - White Rocks Beach
Palauea, means 'lazy' which is exactly how you'll want to be once you reach this lovely south Maui beach. Located off Makena Road, this medium sized beach is underused. The snorkeling and scuba are excellent here. Rock formations on either side of the beach are good snorkeling spots while the south end of the beach with all its rock formations is best for diving. Since Palauea is a recessed bay, it does not get as windy as some other south Maui beaches.There are no facilities or life guard at this beach. If the waves are pounding, stay out of the bay. Never leave any valuables in your car or unattended on the beach.