7 Jul 2023
Welcome to Maui, Hawaii’s Valley Isle. This emerald-hued haven, birthed from volcanic chaos and thermal ocean pockets, is home to some of the world’s most unique and beautiful landscapes. From the stunning Haleakala and the West Maui Mountain volcanoes that scrape the bright blue skies, to the sweeping beaches and ocean views, it’s easy to understand why we call this place paradise. With endless things to do, no matter the terrain, you’ll never have a dull moment when you visit. For now, let’s take a look at four of Maui’s exceptional beaches and discover the magic waiting for you at each location. As you daydream about your Maui vacation, picture yourself on these beautiful shores watching as the sun dips below the horizon on a perfect Hawaiian day.
Learn to Surf at Cove Park Beach
Kicking off our best beach guide is Cove Park! Situated at the south point of Kalama Park, this gem is beloved by locals and tourists alike for its calm waters that make it the ideal location for beginner surfers. Here, you'll find instructors setting up shop daily, offering friendly advice and guidance for your first tries on a board. With the small cove providing protection from undercurrents, and waves that break close to shore, you can enjoy the thrill of this beloved Hawaiian pastime as you ride the waves all day long. The area is full of surf shops, local eateries, shaded walking paths, and grassy areas, as well, making it the perfect spot to spend a day on your vacation.
Check out Kihei Alii Kai #A302 for a beautiful vacation rental close to Cove Park Beach as well as Kamaole Beach Park. This bright and airy condo is perfect for a small family getaway, and offers a communal pool, hot tub, and great location close to shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Kid-Friendly Maalaea Harbor Beach
Our next stop takes us to the eastern side of the harbor, where we find Maalaea Harbor Beach. The calm, protected waters make it an ideal spot for kids and inexperienced swimmers, providing a safe environment for them to explore and gain confidence. Along with its tranquil waters, the beach offers impressive views of the Maalaea Harbor, known for being a hub of boating and sailing activity. After a swim, you can walk along the harbor, enjoy the sight of yachts bobbing on the water, and even have a delicious seafood dinner at one of the nearby restaurants.
For a Maui vacation rental close to Maalaea Harbor Beach, book your next Maui stay in Kanai A Nalu #305. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo has a sweeping ocean view and even has in-unit air conditioning!
Snorkeling at Sugar Beach
For those of you craving a little underwater adventure, there's no better place than Sugar Beach. Its offshore reef, brimming with marine life, offers an unparalleled snorkeling experience. You'll come face-to-face with colorful schools of fish, and if you're lucky, encounter some friendly Hawaiian green sea turtles!
Sugar Beach is also noteworthy as the longest uninterrupted beach on Maui, offering plenty of space for beachgoers to spread out, soak up the sun, or enjoy a leisurely beachside stroll. The beach also serves as a take-off point for outrigger canoes, adding a traditional Hawaiian element to your visit.
Book the incredible Kihei Garden Estate H 202 for an elevated experience right next to the beach. The vaulted, floor-to-ceiling window provides epic views from the kitchen, bedroom, and living room, while the tropical garden, swimming pool, and hot tub only add to the feeling of your own private oasis.
Paddleboarding and Kayaking in Kihei
Last on our list of Hawaii’s best beaches is Kihei, a must-visit spot for those looking to try stand-up paddleboarding or ocean kayaking. The calm, clear waters create the perfect conditions allowing you to glide effortlessly over the water. And with the exceptional depth of view, you’ll feel like you’re floating on glass.
During the whale watching season, November to May, you can often spot humpback whales in the distance, a sight guaranteed to leave you breathless. Kihei also houses a recreation park behind the shoreline, equipped with a skating rink and skate park, adding another layer of fun to your beach day, so be sure to come prepared to spend the day.
Live like a local when you reserve this private home close to many of Kihei’s beaches. Hale Kihei sleeps 6 and is perfect for families who want the feeling of a true home-away-from-home on their Hawaiian adventure.
Book with Bello
No matter what beach you visit on your Hawaiian vacation, you’re guaranteed to feel the spirit of Aloha as you take in the immaculate views and experience the connection the water has with this culture and people. From calm days of harbor swimming or snorkeling to mastering the art of surfing on the rolling waves, a day spent on Maui’s beaches is like none other. When it’s time to book your next trip to Maui, remember to book directly with Bello Realty! We’ve been a trusted name on the island for more than 40 years and are dedicated to ensuring our guests have incredible vacations that make them want to return year after year.