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Polo Beach

Beach Location: The intersection of Wailea Alanui Drive and Kaukahi Street, just across the road from the sign for Mulligan’s on the Blue, Kihei HI 96753
Amenities: Outdoor showers, foot washing station, restrooms, and trash and recycle bins
Time to snorkel: Year round
Kid Friendly: 10 and up
Lifeguards: No
Parking: Heading south, turn right onto Kaukahi, just after passing the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel. Go down the hill and turn left into the parking lot. Be sure to bring your valuables onto Polo Beach with you. The beach access path begins at the upper right hand corner of the parking lot.

Polo Beach is an enjoyable place to spend an afternoon. You’ll find a mix of tourists and locals having fun in the water – snorkeling, swimming, and even boogie boarding when the waves are right! The far right end of this sandy stretch is where all the snorkeling happens. A small reef there is home to several different fishes, and sometimes a sea turtle or two will glide in to visit.

When you are gazing at Maui’s gorgeous ocean from Polo Beach, the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel is just behind you. The staff there sets up umbrellas and beach chairs along the beach for their guests. If you are not staying in this hotel, there is still plenty of sand to share, and we’d be happy to rent out some beach umbrellas and chairs to keep you cool and comfortable. Remember to rent your snorkel gear from us, as well. That way, you needn’t carry anything home but your underwater memories!

There is plenty of space for digging in the sand, running around, and having a picnic. We trust you’ll have an amazing time on Polo Beach!


Polo Beach Rating by Boss Frog's
  • Water Clarity - 8/10
    8/10
  • Wildlife Abundance - 7/10
    7/10
  • Reef Abundance - 7/10
    7/10
  • Ease of Beach Access - 10/10
    10/10
  • Sandy Beach For Entertaining - 10/10
    10/10

Summary

Head south past Wailea and look for the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel. Turn toward the ocean and follow the beach access signs. This is where you will find Polo Beach. This sandy beach is comfortable for the whole family. On the right side of this area, you will find coral formations and quite a few fish.

View Maui's quick beach guide and Maui's top 25 snorkeling beaches.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-808-661-3333.

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Polo Beach