Maui Beach Guide 

Maui's Best Beaches by Region

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Paia, Haiku

Kihei, Makena, Wailea

Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua

Hana, Kipahulu

When Maui’s North shore is referred to we mean the Paia and Haiku Area, the area East of the Kahului Airport.

 

There’s not nearly as many beaches on this side, but the ones here are pretty and worth checking out. 

These beaches are best for laying out in the sun, splashing around in a tide pool, big wave surfing in the winter, kiteboarding, and windsurfing. 

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South Maui is the Makena, Wailea, and Kihei area. 

This area has some of the most scenic stretches of beaches. 

Most beaches contain awesome snorkeling right off each beach, especially in the Wailea area. 

Good stand up paddleboarding and kayaking in the morning before the wind kicks up. 

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The West Side of the island includes Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili, Honokowai, and Kapalua area. 

This region contains a wide selection of waves for surfers of all levels, great scuba diving spots, snorkeling spots, jump spots, and a wide array of beautiful beaches to lay out at. 

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When we are referring to East Maui we mean Hana.

 

Hana has the most diverse and beautiful beaches packed in a relatively small location.

 

These beaches surpass all the other beaches on the island in my opinion, so if you’re wondering if making the trip to Hana is worth it, it is. 

See gorgeous black sand, white sand, and red sand beaches. 

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Maui's Best Beaches by Activity

Beach Day Beaches

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Boogie Board Beaches

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Snorkeling Beaches

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