What to Expect
off Wailea Alanui, South Maui
---Other Maui Beaches--- Ahihi Kinau Bay and Nature Preserve Big Beach Black Rock Oneuli Beach Red Hill Area Changs Beach Charley Young Beach Cove Park DT Flemming Beach Park HA Baldwin Beach Park Hamoa Beach Hana Bay Ho okipa Beach Park Honolua Bay Honomanu Bay and Dark Sand Beach Kaanapali Beach Kalama Beach Park Kamaole Beach I II III Keawakpu Beach Koki Beach La Perouse Bay Makena Landing Maluaka Beach Napili Bay Beach Nikihu Cove Paako Beach Secret Cove Polo Beach Poolenalena Beach Red Sand Beach Slaughterhouse Beach Ulua Beach Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach Wailea Beach Waipuilani Park
Two beaches are accessed by the same path - the one on the right is Mokapu which fronts the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort and the one on the left is Ulua Beach. Ulua is the most popular of the two and was named one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in America. This beach was named for an offshore island and bird sanctuary that was destroyed during WWII artillery practice. The beach is great for swimming with its sandy bottom. Snorkeling and diving in the area is fairly good also although the water is sometimes cloudy. The area around the rocky point at the south end of Ulua is the best.
Services and Amenities
Good swimming, snorkeling and diving
Small, paved parking lot
Occasional high surf
Monitor ocean conditions carefully. Strong currents and high surf may occur at any time. Rock hazards are present. Obey all postings and warnings.