Long, white sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters are part of the Maui dream and the reason visitors flock to this tropical isle from around the world. While some beaches provide tranquil waters perfect for swimming, others are known for their world-class sunsets. Be sure to do your research before you head to the beach so you can find one that will be a perfect fit.

Big Beach, also known as Makena Beach or Oneloa Beach, is often awarded the title as one of the top beaches in Maui, so this is one not to miss. Aptly named, Big Beach stretches for over a half-mile. Though this is a popular beach due to its pristine beauty, its size allows for plenty of space to spread out if you’re willing to walk a ways down the shore to claim your own space.

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The length at Big Beach makes it an ideal location for a shoreline stroll. Since it is west facing, look no further for your site to enjoy a sunset walk on the beach. However, though it offers beautiful scenery, Big Beach is not known as a consistently good swimming beach, especially when there is a large south swell. The waves here crash right at the water’s edge, making it difficult for those who aren’t confident in navigating large waves or for those with children. Even if you’re not able to get in the water, during a large swell you may have front row seats to an exciting lineup of boogie boarders taking advantage of the waves.

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Big Beach is located approximately 11 miles south of Kihei off of Makena Road.

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At Quam Properties, we handpick the highest quality vacation rentals on the beautiful island of Maui. Not only are we selective in our process, but we are also highly attentive to detail to ensure that our properties are always maintained to a flawless level. Our vacation rentals are situated across the sunny northwest coast of Maui, including the areas of Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kahana, Napili, and Kapalua. Staying in one of these rentals, including our Hololani Resort rentals, will put you in perfect proximity for enjoying some of the island’s best beaches, shopping, restaurants, and world-class golf courses. Many of our rentals, including Kapalua Bay Villa 14B2, offer stunning oceanfront views, full kitchens, resort-like pools, and everything you’ll need for an unforgettable Maui getaway. Make your reservation today by booking online or calling our office at 808-665-1315.

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