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The Best Quiet Beaches in Maui

What are the best quiet beaches in Maui…?

Famed for being one of the most romantic islands and a top destination for honeymoons, but there is nothing less romantic than a crowded beach, filled with other holidaymakers.

That’s why Maui is a great choice…there are some perfectly beautiful, quiet and peaceful beaches in Maui.

With over 120 miles of coastline, the island has dozens of perfectly formed quieter beaches that are ideal for couples and families looking for some privacy and relaxation.

From perfect white sandy beaches to unique black-sand coves, here’s our top five quiet beaches in Maui:

Secret Beach

Located close to Makena Beach, Secret Beach – or Paako Cove – is literally a secret to most people.

Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood behind a lava rock wall, the stunning beach is nearly always quiet … despite being one of the most photographed, beautiful beaches in all of Hawaii.

The calm waters are usually fine for swimming and snorkeling, although high currents do occur and signs should be monitored and adhered to.

Honokalani Beach

This unusual beach isn’t your classic white sandy setting. Instead it has a black shore and jungle-like trees surrounding it.

The sand is actually made up of lava pebbles and you can find lava tubes and sea caves all along the shore of the beach. Located on the route to Hana, the beach is largely unvisited.

But it is a great example of the wild, natural, untouched landscape of Hawaii and is a great place to spend a relaxing and peaceful afternoon.

Kapalua Bay

Named one of the most beautiful beaches in America and the world, Kapalua Bay is a great place to snorkel. Here, you’ll have a good chance of viewing some of the island’s most impressive native sea creatures.

It is also perfect for relaxing on a family outing or romantic getaway. While not as secluded as some of the other beaches, it is still one of the most beautiful and has all of the facilities you would want on a beach, such as restrooms and showers.

Oneuli Beach

A beach mostly visited by locals, Oneuli Beach is another “secret beach” of Hawaii.

Part of the Makena State Park, the sand here is black (ground lava rock) and the edge of the water is hard lava, so be careful as it can be a little bit slippery.

Be cautious in the water, as it’s not recommended for inexperienced snorkelers or swimmers, but is ideal if you are an advanced water goers and want some peace and quiet.

Changs Beach

The south shore of Maui has more of the island’s quieter beaches, such as the beautiful Changs Beach.

There is parking for this beach, although the parking is small and many people struggle to find it, which often means this beach is left very quiet, despite how beautiful it is.

The sandy beach is great for swimming and you can find plenty of fish and turtles at the reef, which makes it perfect for snorkeling.


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