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Makena Beach, Wailea

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Beach · Nature / Park
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You won't have to worry whether there's enough room for your umbrella at Makena Beach. Also known as Big Beach, it's nearly 1.5 km (1 mi) long and the largest beach in Maui. You can enjoy shade from the large volcanic cliffs, which also offer protection from tradewinds. Book a snorkeling or kayak tour to get an up-close look at some of the sea life. It's a good idea to go out with a guide, because the water can get rough Remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen. A visit to Makena Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wailea visit planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • This must be one of the best beaches I have ever been too. Beautiful sand and clear water. If you don’t like strong waves this isn’t the beach for you. 
    This must be one of the best beaches I have ever been too. Beautiful sand and clear water. If you don’t like strong waves this isn’t the beach for you.  more »
  • This beach is amazing! We loved it! First time there the waves were crazy high. Second and third times the waves were small and the water was even flat at times. The beach is wide and the sand is... 
    This beach is amazing! We loved it! First time there the waves were crazy high. Second and third times the waves were small and the water was even flat at times. The beach is wide and the sand is...  more »
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  • I am surprised to see few reviews for this beach. The best thing about this beach is that you can fly the drones here. I see people getting professional photo shoots here as well. The beach is nice and clean and there is cool spot on the right side of the beach to get amazing shots
  • Really nice Beach parking lot isn't that good could use some picnic tables but it's really a nice Beach

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