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Address: South of Wailea, Maui, HI
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Activities: Sunbathing, Snorkeling
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Great beach, out of the way in Maui

Big beach was great, including the food truck. Picturesque location, good waves and sand. Downside - the skim boarders got pissed off if you were anywhere near where they wanted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Big beach was great, including the food truck. Picturesque location, good waves and sand. Downside - the skim boarders got pissed off if you were anywhere near where they wanted to be. Not great for kids. They got the message after a while and moved on.

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Myersville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We love Makena Beach! The main beach is staffed with life guards and the surf is awesome! We were there in the summer and the waves were pretty big. Lock you car doors. The parking lot is known for thefts. I don't remember seeing any showers, but there was a food truck in the parking lot selling tasty food. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The waves were amazing and the sand very soft. there is some amazing snorkeling just south of there too. Every fish you can think of and if you go early enough you may catch the turtles.

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Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was our favorite beach on Maui. It's located on the southern end of the island. LOTS of soft sand on the beach and in the water. I don't think we found any rocks. The waves were plenty big enough for boogie boards. Be careful, they crash on the beach. FYI, no showers to rinse off after you are done.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The resort was nice, but some of the staff is great and some are very deceptive. The servers in the brunch don't greet the tables, and most importantly they don't clear the tables of plates. It almost seems like they are getting 40 a person for brunch, so why should we care? The food is great. Our server Jona came... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one of my most favourite beaches in Maui, super wide, clean, long long endless walking! Life guard onsite.Short drining distance from Kihei. On the way great Wailea shopping center & village, great landscape, beautiful flowers and shaped trees.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Also known as Big Beach, Makena is a long and wide stretch of clean, soft sand. There is paved parking, portable toilets and picnic tables that help make Makena one of our favorites in South Maui.

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I am not a beach person but I love this beach. Plenty of space to do things and easy to get to. It is a stunning setting - you have to visit!

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Hilliard, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My daughter was married at Mekena Beach Cove on July 4th and the view was absolutely breath taking! An absolute jewel, teal blue water, waves, lava rocks and brown sand.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Despite the fact the beaches are not quite as colorful as they were 47 years ago, and that the beaches are easy to get to now, unlike then, Big Beach is still wonderful and Little Beach is still clothing optional. A state park, it is policed, but not intrusively.

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Address: South of Wailea, Maui, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui

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