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Makena Beach

Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii

Maui's Makena Beach, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hawaii Beaches, has an adjacent "Little Beach" that's a favorite among topless sunbathers

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Makena Beach
Makena Rd.
South of Wailea, HI 96753

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

 

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Enjoy the stunning view from one of the guest rooms at Makena Beach & Golf Resort

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