The southwest (“Gold Coast”) of Maui boasts upscale Wailea, home to a string of some of the world’s finest destination resorts—but beyond that is a virtually resort-free coastline. Some of the beaches here… Continue reading
Maui’s Lahaina has the perfect beaches, historical sites, and a fun run of shops and restaurants—adding up to one of Hawaii’s best walk-around towns. Baby Beach (above) has good snorkeling and plenty of… Continue reading
Just 5 minutes out from a side road from the airport in Kahalui gets you to a happening beach that’s pracitically unknown to tourists.
Decades ago, southwest Maui was dubbed the “Gold Coast” by real estate copywriters, as a string of condos and resorts sprung up along the shoreline. To be honest, it seemed sort of tacky.… Continue reading
After the thrills and spills amid a cavalcade of rental cars along Maui’s notorious Hana Highway (waterfalls, one-lane bridges, tropical jungle) many visitors get to the actual town and experience a mild disappointment.… Continue reading
Though throngs of tourists and locals fill several huge lots at Makena State Park, the beaches retain a wide-open and wild vibe, with fine sand, foamy waves and a backshore that rests below… Continue reading
This has to be first-up on your Maui vacation itinerary. A wide-open beach with miles of sand to pound, perfect waves, turquoise water, centrally located with plenty of parking. Put Baldwin Beach Park… Continue reading
Affordable Maui: Kihei has the budget restaurants, easy access beaches for picnics, swimming and snorkeling. Complete directions for locating all the fun is in the Maui Trailblazer guidebook. More island photos on the… Continue reading