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All reviews mana kai palms restaurant days inn kihei road ekahi village parking lot across the street the north end long stretch small parking lot fish watch the sunset easy access paddle boarding an umbrella tide pools soft sand great waves
Beautiful to walk or snorkel next to the Mana Kai Hotel. A locals' favorite. Go into the waves to boogie board or get over to the reef to snorkel on a calm morning for success. Otherwise the waves have a pretty sudden forceful break to...More
My go-to beach when I had a condo across the street. You could walk the beach down to the heart of Wailea past the Four Seasons with great views along the way (I've walked by Stallone and Rod Stewart and his family). The beach itself...More
Hidden away and mostly uncrowded.
Although this is a public beach, it fronts a effluent neighborhood. The water is usually calm and can be enjoyed for swimming and weather fun. There is a shower for rinsing off and a portable potty. There is a small...More
And you have keawakapu. The sand is a deep orange, some of the softest you will ever set foot on. There is a decent surf spot towards the southern portion. With views of Molokini, Kahoolawe, and Lanai, the sunsets here are unforgettable.
This is one of our favorite beaches to take long walks on in the mornings. The sand is clean and lovely, with very few rocky areas. The beach-goers are spread out, so not overly crowded. Also a great place for the kids to go body-surfing....More
This was a very quiet beach with great waves and it was not as crowded as the other beaches that we visited. We were able to enjoy the serenity of the location. The family and I will definitely visit again.
We visited Keawakapu Beach for a day. It was one of our best beach days in Hawaii. It was an excellent beach for walking, swimming, snorkeling, and sitting. There are chairs and umbrellas to rent as well as snorkel gear. Also excellent ocean/turtle views plus...More
We travel to the island often and find this beach mellow and a good walking beach. Easy to connect with the locals who walk their dogs. Surf not too rough, clean, and the long happy hour at the Mana Kai (on the end of the...More
Response from eastmeetswestCanada | Reviewed this property |
Not sure which shave ice stand you mean, but I don't remember one within walking distance to Keawakapu. It is a bit of a walk from Kamaole 3 for instance, doable for a grownup but hard with kids or carrying beach gear... More
Not sure which shave ice stand you mean, but I don't remember one within walking distance to Keawakapu. It is a bit of a walk from Kamaole 3 for instance, doable for a grownup but hard with kids or carrying beach gear etc.
There are three parking lots at Keawakapu, so get the car. In general, you need a car on Maui. Things are spread out although nothing is that far of a drive.
Response from texasguerro | Reviewed this property |
Beaches: You can search beaches online in your area (rent some cars if you intend to see beaches that are beyond walking distance). Some are better for kids, others for snorkeling. You can find more remote beaches and places... More
Beaches: You can search beaches online in your area (rent some cars if you intend to see beaches that are beyond walking distance). Some are better for kids, others for snorkeling. You can find more remote beaches and places in Hawaii. This beach that I reviewed is not the most heavily or least attended beach, but there is great scenery and photography opps and kids are making sand castles...I recommend at sundown.
Here is one thing I did off the beaten path and we only saw 5 locals. Waihou Spring Trail: Pretty drive up the mountain, easy trail through an experimental pine forest, then a more challenging trek (not for the toddlers!) to down to a rocky basin with a small waterfall and network of tunnels. Very neat and private. You can do it in two or 3 hours plus drive time and not take all day. There are no tours here. it is more of a local attraction.If you are close, it is a neat little surprise and not what you would expect to see (a pine forest?) in Hawaii.
Wailea is stunning, high end accommodations and all the high end hotels are found along this shoreline. The newest hotel is the Andaz, cannot comment because I have not stayed. We have stayed at the Fairmont Orchid which... More
Wailea is stunning, high end accommodations and all the high end hotels are found along this shoreline. The newest hotel is the Andaz, cannot comment because I have not stayed. We have stayed at the Fairmont Orchid which is older but has all suite rooms, meaning separate bedroom and living space. The price on the rooms depend on location but given the sun sets at 6 and you spend most of your time outdoors I have never paid up for views. If you are a President club member of Fairmont you probably have upgrades to higher class of room. Fairmont also offers bungalows right near the beach. I think they come in 2 and 3 bedrooms. They have their own private plunge pools and I think you can get other services. I have never stayed in one but they are popular. Out of the Grand Wailea, Four Seasons and Fairmont I would pick the Fairmont. Two condo complexes are found on either side. The Wailea Point condos and the Polo Beach Club. I would put both around 20 plus years in age. The Wailea Point condos are expensive but you have many amenities. The Polo Beach condos are right on Polo Beach but do not have as many amenities. If you go further down, there is Makena Beach and you can also find many vacation rentals there. Kihei is cheaper and more crowded but it is close to shopping and restaurants. There is so much to chose from you need to set a price range and go from there. I prefer this side of the island but the west side offers great options as well. I would also check out rentals in Paia. Hope that helps.