Vacation rentals in Maui from VaycayHero.com are your ticket to paradise on Earth! Millions flock to the pristine shores of Maui every year not just because the beaches are beautiful, but also because you can visit a different one every day of your holiday and experience something unique at each one. Maui is consistently voted the “Best Island” in the world and once you step foot here, you’ll soon know why. With over 30 miles of beach waiting to be explored, you won’t want to come home! So scoop up the beach towel, grab your sunscreen, pack some bottled water and check our guide to the top 5 beaches in Maui:
1. Ho’okipa Beach Park
Maui often garners a reputation for being ‘touristy’ and in the peak travel season, you’re probably wanting to find your own piece of paradise away from the crowds. Ho’okipa Beach Park is a great local spot where Hawaiian families come to let their hair down, watch the kids play and host good old fashion Hawaiian BBQ’s. This beach is perfect for snorkeling with the Green Hawaiian Sea Turtle, picnicking with the kids, whale spotting from shore and catching a wave or two with little or no effort.
2. Ka’anapali Beach
When you see postcards of Maui beaches, chances are Ka’anapali Beach is pictured in all its splendor and perfection. Hailed as one of Maui’s top beaches because of its proximity to amenities, it’s also very popular with families, large groups looking to spread out, and those after a beach with a gentle surf for easy ocean entry. Visitors can enjoy a number of water activities such as boogie boarding, stand-up paddle boarding, parasailing and of course, surfing.
3. Baldwin Beach
Anyone visiting Maui’s North Shore should arrange a visit to Baldwin Beach. A sprawling 17 acres of sugary sand awaits with nothing but the promise of a perfect afternoon. A designated ‘Baby Beach’ is protected by a reef wall, allowing for calm waters to take the little ones wading in. As the day wears on, an area fondly deemed the ‘Cove’ often transforms into an unofficial stage as bongo players, DJ’s, and fire dancers set up shop to entertain the small masses.
4. Kapalua Bay
In the shadow of several resort and condo communities, Kapalua is one of the most beautiful beaches on any of the Hawaiian Islands. Once boasting the title of “Best Beach in the World” by Conde Naste, not only is this an ideal beach to build a sand castle or soak up some much needed sun, it also happens to be one of the best places to explore the marine life. Throw on your snorkel gear and get up close and personal with Maui’s underwater flora and fauna. Watch as scorpion fish, butterfly fish, and the beloved humuhumunukunukuapuaa (try saying that three times fast!) swim by your mask.
5. Launiupoko Beach Park
If you have surfing on the brain, Launiupoko is one the best Maui has for learning to surf or stand-up paddle board. A reef provides manageable waves and creates natural tidal pools for your little ones to play in. If you plan on making a day of it, this beach offers plenty of covered picnic areas and facilities. Be sure to bring the camera to take in stunning views of the Lana’i and Moloka’i in the distance. And remember, if you happen to be here during the winter months, you may just get your very own Humpback Whale show.
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