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Makena Beach Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 2 days ago

years ago I got to go here when there wasn't even a hotel. Since then they built the gorgeous Maui Prince Hotel that is now giving way to condos. Hard to believe. Parking is a challenge here but if you can overlook that you will...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marion W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for a picturesque spot to snap some iconic pictures of turquoise waves and sparkling golden sand this is a beautiful spot. 5 stars. It’s a huge expanse of sand with large trees along the back of the beach and those spectacular...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank OnWings2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach has great depth to it in addition to having a nice line of trees above the beach which gives it a great appearance

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super peaceful here if you wanna spend a morning or afternoon reading some books or just staring at the ocean to clear your minds. The sand is super soft and the waves are super foamy to step on.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cocoamish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this beach to just look at the surfers . There are big waves and personal I would be afraid to get into the water . There were many people there though trying to surf, including big kids. There is a small forest...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank diangeltravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a visit to Maui we toured the island and stopped in at Makena Beach (Big Beach). The waves were very rough and the lifeguard made a warning announcement after two people were pulled from the water. Not for weak swimmers or children. Don't be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Acadia80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing beach. One of our favorite on Maui. Been back to this beach many times over ten years. This year was the first time we had personal belongings stolen. Make sure you keep an eye on your stuff!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rollingstone1715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm sure the locals hate us talking about this because because it's a hidden gem.This beach by far was the best beach we were on in Maui. Soft sand, gentle waves and beautiful view. Not too crowded when we went late Sept.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JayLyonsSoCal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beach is amazing; but the currents are quite strong. Do not go in the water unless you are a good swimmer.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Daniel W
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Chilled here for a good portion of the day. Great beach, we will spend several days here. Nice sand, very few rocks in the water. Almost like a Hollywood movie set beach. Several tips. There are 2 entrances. If you intend to snorkel, try the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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MariaQuimsing
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Kosta-Macedonia | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a place for kids surfing.
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Luv2laff422
April 19, 2018|
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Response from englishlady_12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a shower and toilets
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trinighal
October 24, 2016|
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Response from jduchar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at Makena landing
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