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.
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
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.
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.