Best Beaches on Maui

Maui has some of the best beaches in all of Hawaii, as well as some of the most diverse. West Maui offers a number of fine beaches scattered between major resorts (Kaanapali being our personal favorite), while South Maui is teaming with a variety of beaches along the shoreline from North Kihei to beyond Wailea. The famous duo of Big Beach and Little Beach are extremely popular here. East Maui offers few beaches along the Hana Highway but makes up for it with a beautiful black sand beach at Waianapanapa State Park. Plus, beyond Hana town you'll find world-renowned Hamoa Beach; voted one of the finest anywhere. If you're up for a little adventure, there's even a red sand beach just on the edge of Hana town.

Whether you're looking for a romantic stroll for two, a family-friendly day in the sun, or the perfect snorkeling location, Maui has the spot for you. Choose your perfect slice of sand from these great Maui beaches.

 Maui Beaches Map

Click the button below to display an interactive Maui Beaches map. We've included each of the most popular beaches on Maui.

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Kihei & Wailea Beaches

The Kihei and Wailea areas highlight the absolute best South Maui has to offer: warm breezes, glorious sunshine, and dry weather- perfect for beachcombing… or snorkeling, paddle boarding, or practically any other beach activity you can think of. Black sand, white rocks, and everything in between awaits you here.

Hana Highway Area Beaches

Oh, legendary Road to Hana, how we love your beaches! The “Heavenly Hana” region has certainly earned its moniker, and the beaches here really do epitomize heaven. Choose your sand- red, black, golden, or even rocky shoreline- and get ready for sheer bliss on these amazing beaches.

West Maui Beaches

West Maui is the home of postcard-perfect beaches seen the world over. Lush green valleys and rugged peaks frame some of Hawaii’s best beaches; crystal blue waters, soft white sands, and beach activities galore await you here- everything from cliff diving to swimming with Hawaiian green sea turtles. See what makes these West Maui beaches so remarkable.

Maui Water Activities

You simply cannot miss the opportunity to explore and play in the waters off Maui, as each excursion truly is a bucket list adventure. Catch that perfect wave (or even your very first one), reel in “the big one” on a Maui fishing charter, or paddle into the sunset. And speaking of sunsets, how about a cocktail cruise as you watch the sun meld into the horizon in an explosion of color? See what makes these Maui ocean adventures so special.