Staying in a Beach Hotel on Maui Island
Maui Island’s beach hotels mainly offer high-end four- and five-star accommodation, though you can find a good choice of reasonably priced three-star places to stay by the beach, too.
Take a swim in oceanfront pools while enjoying stunning panoramic beach views before heading for dinner in an outdoor restaurant. And with the beach as your backdrop, you can enjoy everything from volleyball and canoe excursions to nightly luau parties and Hawaiian spas. In the evenings, relax on private lanais or in front of flat-panel TVs.
Where are Maui Island’s Beach Hotels?
Beach hotels in Kapalua place you just steps from fashion boutiques, award-winning restaurants and two world-famous golf courses. The conditions at Kapalua’s beaches makes them the perfect spot for sunbathing, swimming and surfing.
Stay in south Maui’s premier resort area of Wailea for its gorgeous sandy beaches, popular golf courses and designer shopping at the Shops at Wailea. And for budget-friendly beach hotels near the luxury of Wailea, search for a beach hotel in Kihei, just a 12-minute drive up the coast.
Maui Island’s Best Shopping
Overlooking Kaanapali Beach, Whalers Village is a large shopping mall with a popular whaling museum. Learn about Hawaiian culture in the complex by taking part in a daily lei-making class or checking out the evening hula shows.
Maui Island’s Best Beaches
Kapalua’s renowned D.T. Fleming Beach Park is a long sandy beach popular with joggers and evening strollers. Trees line most of the beach providing plenty of shaded spots for bathers or if you fancy just watching the experienced surfers and boogie boarders take on the beach’s strong waves.
Just seven miles down the coast from Kapalua, Kaanapali Beach is action packed. Restaurants and bars line the beach, and Whalers Village shopping complex backs on to the sands. This is a popular spot for wind surfers and paddle boarders, and the lava outcrops make great conditions for snorkelling.
For an excellent way to end any day before returning to your beach hotel on Maui Island, head to a beach to watch the sunset. On Sundays, Little Beach, normally a nudist beach, has a sunset party with fire walkers and fire twirlers, which is quite the spectacle.