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Wailea Beach

Beach Location: Just past 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, 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: Head south along Wailea Alanui Drive until you pass the Grand Wailea Resort, and turn right immediately after. You may notice a small sign for Wailea Beach as you make that right. Keep driving forward, and you will find plenty of parking. There is a small roundabout at the end of the lot.

As you may have guessed, Wailea Beach is between the ocean and the Grand Wailea Resort. This makes the beach feel extra fancy, even if you are not staying at the unparalleled resort yourself. There are umbrellas and lounge chairs creating nice shady enclaves, and a gorgeous, well-maintained flagstone path just off the sand. You’ll also find an extra foot-rinsing shower in addition to the regular outdoor showers. If you are spending time on the beach in the evening, you may be able to hear the drums of the Grand Wailea’s Honua’ula Luau, inviting you to dance along the torchlit path!

In the daytime, Wailea Beach is a lovely place to take in views of Kaho’olawe and Molokini Crater. If you love snorkeling, you’ll have fun exploring off Wailea Beach. There are several lava rock formations and many satellite reefs in this area. The ocean is a big place, and you never know exactly what you may see. When whale season is in full swing, there is a good chance you will catch a glimpse of humpbacks splashing, miles offshore!

We trust that you will have a wonderful time at Wailea Beach, whether you’re lounging, swimming, or dancing. Be whale!


Wailea Beach Rating by Boss Frog's
  • Water Clarity - 6.5/10
    6.5/10
  • Wildlife Abundance - 6/10
    6/10
  • Reef Abundance - 6/10
    6/10
  • Ease of Beach Access - 10/10
    10/10
  • Sandy Beach For Entertaining - 10/10
    10/10

Summary

After you pass the Grand Wailea Resort, take an immediate right to find plenty of parking for Wailea Beach. This is a fine and beautiful sandy beach to lounge on.  Once in the water at Wailea, you'll find some coral reef patches about 30 yards off the beach on either side.

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

7.7/10

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