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Makena Beach

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Address: South of Wailea, Maui, HI
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Great sunset views!

If you are in the south part of Maui near sunset, you have to check out makena beach. Be careful of the shore break and the big waves. The sunset is phenomenal.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the south part of Maui near sunset, you have to check out makena beach. Be careful of the shore break and the big waves. The sunset is phenomenal.

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Thank Curtis L
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's beyond condos and homes. The small beach is nice when it's not busy. There are lots of kids in the area. You can find turtles nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you do nothing else on Maui you MUST take time to visit Makena beaches. The Grand Wailea hotel is nearby to help you find the place. These beaches are pristine and the water a perfect tempature. It is also turquoise and blue with dark tan colored beaches. The colors of the place will knock your flip flops off!! Trust... More 

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Thank Rich S
Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just a short walk to the beach this hotel provides the best sunset scenery around! the hotel is a bit dated and the rooms need some updating but the staff keep it clean and well stocked. Several places to eat and easy to drive around to the shops of Wailea. Great place for families and friends.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main part (Big Beach) is an excellent beach - big long sand, mild waves, great for families. Over the rocky cliffs to the right is Little Beach, the main nude beach in Maui.

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Thank rosskie
Breckenridge, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big Beach is Makena. Lovely sand and view and not crowded. Heard about Little Beach and I made the short climb to it to see for myself. About 70% of the people had clothes on and most of the nudes were men. Most of those grossed me out. I think most people are gawkers or exhibitionists and neither role felt... More 

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented equipment from Boss Frog and headed to Makena. As soon as we hit the beach there were 2 humpback whales playing right off shore! What a great opportunity to take pictures with a zoom lens. Then we snorkeled along the shoreline and sat in the sun. Just a gorgeous perfect day. We packed a lunch and plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Also known as 'Big Beach' for good reason! Great place to walk up & down the beach shoreline and enjoy everything Maui has to offer. Even ate from the food truck parked right in the parking lot. Great fish tacos!! Did have a unique & memorable day however. A shark sighting, and the lifeguards had everyone out of the water... More 

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beach wasn't that busy. We did have to evacuate the water as there was a shark for about 2 hrs but the shark was not aggressive. November is mating season. Kids had so much fun boogie boarding, snorkelling, playing in the waves and the for the dare devils there is the clothing optional side as well.

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Thank Candice O
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Makena beach is south of Wailea and away from the more glamorous hotels and developed estates. There is good parking but no facilities other than one food truck so you need to come with what you need.

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