Maui's Best Beaches
West Maui beaches feature a tropical feel with palm trees, majestic cliffs and crashing waves. Trade winds tend to keep these beaches breezy and cool. Views of the West Maui Mountains and the island of Molokai in the distance create a stunning backdrop for your special day.
If you are staying in the Lahaina, Kapalua or the Kaanapali area, then the beaches below are a perfect choice.
Kapalua Bay Beach
Kapalua Bay beach is one of Maui's most beautiful beaches, situated in a bay lined with palm trees and fringed by lava rocks extending into the ocean. Views of Molokai and the pristine waters of the Pacific, make this an ideal spot for wedding ceremonies and photographs.
You can also enter the famous Merriman's restaurant right from the beach, where you can have a romantic dinner after your ceremony. The beach has a big parking lot and facilities and a pleasant lawn area.
Ironwoods beach is north of Kaanapali and just north of Kapalua Bay. It has a white sand beach that makes the water a beautiful aqua blue. The dramatic lava rock formations on both ends of the beach make it truly epic.
In addition, you get there via an idyllic boardwalk, which makes accessing the beach very easy, but more importantly, gives you yet another backdrop for romantic pictures.
More Facts: Close to resorts and restaurants, Usually very empty, Can be windy, no restrooms, very limited parking makes this beach more suitable for groups of 10 or less.
D.T. Fleming Beach
D.T. Fleming beach sits in front of the Ritz Carlton in Northwest Maui.
Due to its variety of location options for the ceremony, this is a great choice. You could get married in a grove of trees with views of the beach, next to a lagoon and, of course, directly on the beach with beautiful Ironwood trees in the background. This beach is very easy to get to, it is wheelchair accessible, and has a large parking lot.
It also has Natural lava rock formations, Long sandy beach, Green grassy area, Public restroom facilities, Passing rain showers are more frequent at this location.
South Maui is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Situated on a drier side of the island, most offer long sandy stretches of beach with spectacular sunset views and are often less crowded. Lava Rocks add to the beauty and create a unique, scenic experience for your wedding day.
If you are staying in the Kihei, Wailea or Makena area, then the beaches below are a perfect choice.
Polo Beach in Wailea, is a lovely long sandy beach with natural lava rock formations, and palm trees fronting the massive Fairmont Kea Lani Resort with beautiful views of Molokini Crater and Kaho’olawe. It is a great location for morning as well as sunset ceremonies.
Palauea or White Rock beach is one of the loveliest beaches on all of Maui. It is close to Wailea resorts. We love it because of the variety of scenery and the consistency of the weather. Rain and strong winds are VERY rare at this location. With its light golden sand and amazing sunsets it will not disappoint for your Maui wedding. The beach is easy to access and has NO restroom facilities (only porta potties).
Po'olenalena Beach is in South Maui, close to the Wailea resorts. This is a large sandy beach which has 2 sides to it:
Po'olenalena is the larger more well known side, Chang's Beach is the more "secret side" that offers more privacy.
It is easily accessible with plenty of parking and convenient amenities and good for a bigger wedding party.
Makena Cove Beach
If you’re seeking a location that screams ‘Maui’ it’s Makena Cove. This tiny cove is perfectly nicknamed "Secret Beach." It is nestled between two residential areas away from the crowds. The beautiful cove is just perfect for your small and intimate wedding if fewer than 8 guests are attending the ceremony.