Going to the beach is one of the top-rated vacations for most people. Sun, sand, and surf provide the ideal environment to relax and play for kids and adults alike. At Aloha Vacation Villas, we know that the beach has so much to offer, and so today, we will take a look at some of the beaches of Maui. We hope that they give you ideas to try for your next vacation. Call today to book your Hawaiian Vacation Rental today!
Also known as Ironwoods Beach, Oneloa is a quarter mile of uncrowded sand and surf next to the Kapalua resort. Oneloa means “long sand.” If the wind is something you don’t enjoy, then schedule your visit during the morning, as the afternoons can become very windy. There is a shallow reef near the shoreline, towards the eastern end of the beach, and this is where the parking lot path will lead you. However, you can just keep walking until you discover the nice sandy bottom at the far end.
D.T. Flemming Beach Park
If you’re looking for a beach with lots of sand, full facilities, and shade, then you will want to check out the D.T. Flemming Beach Park. It is much less touristy than other beaches on Maui, which will mean more space to play. If you enjoy surfing or boogie boarding, keep an eye out for the right combination of wind, tide, and swells to catch some great sets. Be careful to pay attention to the surf forecast, however, as conditions can sometimes become dangerous with high surf and strong rip currents.
Kapalua Resort Bay
Winner of the title of America’s Best Beach in 1991, Kapalua Bay boasts picturesque views, plentiful palm trees, luxuriously soft sand, and pristine waters. Whether you prefer to soak up the sun or explore the marine life, you will not be disappointed. The waves are gentle, and there is vibrant marine life due to the sheltered sanctuary that Kapalua Bay provides.
For those of you who enjoy snorkeling and diving, Honolua Bay is one of the best places to enjoy these activities. As part of the Marine Life Conservation District, there is no fishing allowed. Honolua means “two harbors” in Hawaiian and was historically used for shipping and receiving supplies. You are sure to see plenty of fish, turtles, and coral if you swim out a little from the beach.
Mokule’ia Bay, more commonly called Slaughterhouse Beach, is a gorgeous, crescent-shaped beach. The beach earned its common name due to the slaughterhouse that used to be situated on the edge of the cliffs. Today, however, the building is no longer in existence, so you don’t need to worry. There isn’t a lot of parking available, so you will need to be careful when you do park, as the beach is right off the highway. Sometimes the water is cloudy, but on calm days, you can enjoy quality snorkeling.
Kapalua Bay offers so many exciting activities, events, dining and shopping opportunities that it can be hard to choose which ones to try. Aloha Vacation Villas knows that one of the reasons you are interested in a Hawaiian vacation rental is so you can enjoy all that our beaches have to offer. Now that you know a little bit more about each of these beaches, call us to book your Hawaiian beach rental today!