Wailea Beach
Wailea Beach
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Bookended by the Four Seasons and Grand Wailea Resorts, this popular beach has good facilities and is a favorite for swimmers, snorkelers, and boogie-boarders.
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
One of the best beaches on East Maui, this was both picturesque and had all the modern facilities and convenience you want at a beach. Hotel staff were helpful despite us not being guests at the resort. Waters were reasonably calm so ok for swimming and snorkelling (best at the south end). We went kayaking which was $50 per hour for the two of us which seemed reasonable and was well worth it. For food there was a beach shack for cheap fare and high end restaurants tied to the resort.
Written August 8, 2022
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Parker, CO153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This was my favorite beach in Maui! The sand is super fine and soft and the waves are nice and mild. It's a decent sized beach but it does get crowded. We came here twice - one day the water was perfectly calm and clear. We swam over to the rocks on the left side to snorkel and it was pretty cool. The current is definitely stronger over there, so be careful. We saw a decent number of fish, but we also saw a sea turtle that swam right by us. So beautiful!
The second day the weather was a little iffy so the waves were slightly bigger and the water was a little more choppy but still absolutely fine to swim or just to float and relax, enjoying the beautiful scenery around you! I highly recommend this beach!
Written June 19, 2021
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Raul V
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Great beach in a very nice location (some kind of a Beverly Hills of Maui). The beach is clean, with great sand and smooth and sandy entrance in the ocean.
There are just a few spots in the shade, but still better than other, while you can also rent umbrellas & chaise longs (50 $ per pack or 30 $ just the umbrella).
Seems like the turtles like to swim in that area as there’s a big chance you stumble upon at least one turtle swimming in the water close to the land.
Written September 3, 2022
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Trisha
Fair Lawn, NJ624 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Only reason you will be able to visit this beach is because all beaches in Maui are public!! This is a scallop-shaped bay, bordered by upscale resorts for Four Seasons, Marriott and Waldorf Astoria.
This beach is crowded with dozens of resort loungers and if you're not staying at one of the resorts that line the beach, then getting to this beach is painful as well. The resorts do not have public access lanes available to access the beach and you have to walk through the endless resorts to get to the beach. The public parking situation is not great either. Don’t make the mistake of thinking the beach chairs and umbrella are there for public use.
Also, good luck in moving around to finding some private more secluded spot. If you aren’t staying in one of the resort then I’d recommend to find some other beach to go to if you don’t want to feel like second class citizens invading into first class citizen’s space.
Written December 1, 2022
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Travelcooking
London, UK3,716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a popular beach at the north of the island. You will find restrooms and picnic tables. There are rocks you could cliff jump off. Depending of the season you can find big waves for surfers or a most peaceful seating for you and your family. Parking can get tricky so get here early and you will be fine.
Written July 2, 2020
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Alex T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Wailea beach is one our favourites, but when we arrived in early September 2023 the access to the free parking lot is closed until February 2024 while they do construction and improvements to the parking lot. Not sure if any on the high end hotels are providing parking or access. The beach is still open and we were able to use the Wailea beach walk to get there, but it is a long walk.
Written September 20, 2023
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SVAA0814
Tampa, FL434 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We stayed by Wailea beach for 5 nights and since we are from FL (close to excellent beaches), we were not much impressed. One day from my room, we could see whales or the "spray" since we faced the water, which was really cool. Both Marriott and Grand Wailea also have good Luau. I liked the walking path by the beach but beach was a bit crowded and very small in my humble opinion. If you are from FL, you may not care for this beach.
Written December 23, 2021
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Dino Sipsas
San Antonio, TX313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
We had access to this public beach when we stayed at the Four Seasons so we would take a morning walk and also spent part of one of our days hanging out there. The water is not too rough as it is protected a little by the cove. The sand is very soft and there are places that you can get some shade under a tree. Keep in mind it is the beach for 4 area properties so you will see areas with umbrellas and chairs but that is for the hotel guests only. So you will have to bring your own things if you want those amenities or a place to sit.
Written March 9, 2021
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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited the morning we left Maui so we only stayed for an hour or so. There are definitely crowds but the beach is beautiful and the water is gorgeous. There were people/places renting out chairs, umbrellas, etc. though we didn't inquire about prices. It looked as though a lot of people brought their own though!

We found public beach parking at the south end of the beach, just south of the Waldorf Astoria resort. Obviously there must be plenty more parking as there were hundreds of people at the beach and this parking lot held no more than 30 cars.
Written April 30, 2020
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Gerre B
Port Huron, MI17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This beach is shared by the Wailea Beach Marriott, the Grand Wailea and the Four Seasons. No worries though, there was more than enough room for eveyone.

The water was sparkling clear, sandy and you could walk out a
fair distance. There was also Outrigger Canoe rides by Hawaiian Ocean Sports!
Written March 16, 2020
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