You Just Can’t Beat Maui Beaches

Visiting Maui about any time of year means one thing: beaches for 30 miles. From walking through the waves on the shore to surfing and snorkeling, Maui’s beaches are some of the best in the world. Locals and tourists alike love spending time at the waterfront.

You Just Can't Beat Maui Beaches. Hana Kai Condos on Waikaloa Beach.

What’s so great about our beaches? We’ll give you a few reasons.

All Our Beaches Are Public

There are no private beaches in Maui, although some may be close to private property. Pay attention to the signs, and park only in parking spots for public beach access, and walk along the designated paths to get there.

There are some rules:

  • No smoking on the beach—not only does this keep them smoke-free, it also eliminates the problem of cigarette butts in the sand. Violating the law is a $500 fine.
  • No alcohol on the beach—although the laws vary from city to city, alcohol is generally prohibited on the beach. Besides the danger of drinking and going into a body of water you’re not familiar with, chances are that wherever you’re camped out, it’s against the law to drink there.
  • Observe and follow all warnings from locals, authorities, and posted signage. Not all beaches have lifeguards, and if you approach where there is posted danger, you’ll be on your own if you’re injured. Check out current conditions here, and stick with one of the ten beaches that has a lifeguard onsite daily. 

Of course, there are the amazing sunsets that are visible from any beach in Maui.

Colors Of Sands

Sure, there are white sandy beaches in Maui. There are also black, red, golden and green sands, too. Golden is the most common, since the beaches are primarily from volcanic rock. Mixed in are some broken shells from various sea creatures, minerals biological matter from fish, and organic “sand” that’s sloughed from dead corals to create the common golden color.

Whale Watching

From December through April, humpback whales migrate south from Alaska to Maui for mating and calving. Nowhere else in the world can you see these magnificent creatures play in the water right from a beachside viewing spot. The best place to find them is in the Au’au Channel, between Maui and the nearby “neighbor islands” of Lana’i and Kaho’olawe.

Maui Is Less Crowded

That’s not to say that we don’t have a lot of visitors, but the bigger, busier crowds tend to visit Oahu. Maui is a little slower-paced, laid-back but never boring. Even visitors from the neighbor islands come here when they want a weekend getaway. Beautiful and romantic, Maui is a great place to be alone with that special someone and experience the incredible beauty that Nature created in one spot on earth.

Which Beaches Are Around Hana?

The East side of Maui, where Hana is located, has five major beaches for you to visit:

  • Wai’anapanapa’s Honokalani Beach, one of the best black sand beaches in Maui
  • Hana Bay (Kapueokahi)
  • Honomanu Beach
  • Koki Beach
  • Hamoa Beach

And our own Waikaloa Beach.

Heading For The Beach? Stay With Us

Hana Kai Maui is located on Waikaloa Beach, and a stroll is right outside your door. Comfortably designed beachfront condos have units that can accommodate one to six people. These exquisite units are ready to meet you no matter when you come to visit. Whether for a weekend or a week, Hana Kai Maui is both a journey and a destination you’ll always remember. 

Call to book your next reservations at 1-800-346-2772, or book directly online. We’re open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Hawaii time to answer all of your questions.