Makena Beach – Chang’s Beach

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Chang’s Beach is a small sandy beach located in Makena. It is backdropped by a number of luxury homes and condo units. This beach is also known as Ulupikanui. Ulupikanui is a Hawaiian word meaning large fig tree. This refers to a large fig tree that existed on the cliff but has since been developed. The beach’s current name is from the Chang Family. The Changs owned and farmed the nearby lands here. The beach is one of the least crowded beaches in the area. During the high tides, this beach is swarmed by body boarders. The large shore break is perfect for them. When the water is calm, this place is perfect for snorkeling and scuba divers. Five Graves is a famous snorkeling spot here. For advanced scuba divers, they can try going into the numerous underwater caves. However, extreme caution should be exercised here.

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Makena Restaurant – Gannon’s

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Gannon’s is a restaurant in Gold and Emerald Golf Course in Wailea-Makena. It replaced the former Seawatch Restaurant in the course’s clubhouse. It is run and owned by Beverly Gannon. She is an important part of the culinary scene in Maui. She is one of the inventors of Pacific Rim Cuisine. This fact shows in the menu of the restaurant. The meals that they offer guests are bursting with flavor from all the fresh ingredients that they use. They are open from breakfast to dinner. Guests can choose from their two menus. The Mauka Menu consists of dishes that use land ingredients. These include pork, lamb, and chicken. The Makai Menu consists of fresh seafood. Guests also love the views from the restaurant. They get a commanding view of the surrounding islands of Molokai and Kahoolawe. During the winter months, whales are also visible just off the coast.

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Makena Beach – Makena Landing Beach

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Makena Landing Beach is located in South Maui in the region of Makena. This beach is popular with locals and guests alike. Its relatively calm waters is great for kids and people who are not strong swimmers. The beach is mostly rocky but it does have small sandy parts. This beach may be small but it is frequented by a number of people. This is because of the different types of water activities that are available here. It has one of the most accessible reefs on the island of Maui. The sandy parts of the beach is also a perfect spot to launch kayaks. This makes it popular with organized tour operators

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Makena Beach – Po’olenalena Beach Park

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Po’olani Beach is a gem of a beach hidden in Wailea. This place is frequented by mostly locals. This is because it is not located in front of or near large hotels. This long and sandy beach has excellent snorkeling spots filled with colorful corals and tropical fishes. Guests can use the free parking found on the North and South entrances of the beach. There are also porta-potties and showers located here. The main snorkel spots here are the rocky points located in the north and south of the beach. This place is also famous for the Hawaiian Sea Turtles that frequently stay here. The beach’s sandy bottom provides swimmers with a nice entryway into the water.

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Makena Beach – Makena Beach

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This beach is considered by many to be the best one in Maui. The Makena Beach is similar to the Kamaole Beach Park 1 since it is two beaches in 1. Aptly named, Little beach and Big Beach. The bigger of the two, Big Beach, is close to a two thirds of a mile long with clean golden sand. This place is great for swimming and sunbathing. The smaller one, Little Beach, is a nude beach. Being nude on a Maui beach is illegal but the authorities rarely exercise this rule. Although be warned that the people who take of their clothes here are do so at their own risk.

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Wailea Hotel – Ho’olei at Grand Wailea

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Ho’olei at Grand Wailea is a 5 star resort that is located just 3 minutes walk from the beach, just adjacent to the Grand Wailea. Some of their amenities include an outdoor pool and a sandy beach pool for the little ones. The villas have private elevators and patios with views. Their units comes with a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art kitchen with custom Italian cabinetry and granite countertops. There is also a separate sitting area with vaulted ceilings and flat-screen TVs is provided.

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Wailea Restaurant – Mulligans on the Blue

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Mulligans on the Blue is a pub on the southern coast of Maui. Stepping into this place, you will get a taste of Irish Aloha. Their traditional Irish Fare and classic American favorites are awesome. It isn’t all about eating at this place. They also have entertainment here. Most Wednesdays you can catch Willie K here. There’s live bands most nights. Whether you are looking for a bite to eat or a fun time, Mulligan’s on the Blue has got you covered.

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Wailea Hotel – Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

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Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui stands on 22 acres of tropical grounds. Guests are treated to an upscale Hawaiian accommodation. Guests can choose from one-bedroom suites and a selection of villas. Each comes with flat-screen televisions, sanctioned living rooms, and marble bathrooms. The Villas have their own private courtyards and pools. Some of their facilities include three swimming pools open to all residents, a spa and lounge. Both of which have an assortment of entertainment systems. They got food covered with four restaurants, four bars, and a deli on site.

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Wailea Hotel – Four Seasons Resort Maui

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Four Seasons Resort Maui is a five star resort located in Wailea. It has several golf courses and three swimming pools. They have the most number of rooms in the island. Each comes with luxury bedding, a sitting area, marble bathroom with amenities, and a private lanai. This place is great for kids since they have beach activities and programs for children. If you are hungry they have three restaurants here. Spago, Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante, and DUO Steak and Seafood. They also have room service.

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