Easily Maui's most spectacular white-sand beach, Makena Beach boasts deep-blue, crystal-clear water and views of the nearby islands of Molokini and Kahoolawe. You can bodysurf when the waves are up or snorkel when no surf is present. At the west end of Makena, you can access "Little Beach" at the foot of Puu Olai by scrambling over the boundary headland. This is known as a clothing-optional beach and the area is occasionally "raided" by the police. Whether you choose to spend your time at the bigger Makena Beach or "Little Beach", both are great for getting some fresh, salty air.
Plan your stay near Makena Beach at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort official website
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.