Between Lahaina and Ka’anapali is Wahikuli Wayside Park. A popular local site for BBQ’s and parties on the weekend. Rocky shoreline. Good place to sit and watch the sunset.
Next to Waiola Church is the Waiola Cemetery, the most historic final resting place on Maui. In addition to commoners, many of the early Lahaina chiefs are buried here. When the chiefs moved from Moku’ula, they moved the buried royalty to this cemetery.
Waiola Church is the first stone church in Hawaii. Built in 1932, the original church was blown down once and burned down another time. The current church was completed in 1953.
Waianapanapa is very picturesque, so don’t forget your camera. Has cabins and camping facilities, but you have to arrange this at least a year in advance. Caves are near the parking lot.
Waianapanapa State Park before Hana on the Road to Hana drive has a black sand beach, numerous hiking trails, cabins and camping facilities. Ocean can get rough.
Waikamoi Ridge Trail past Kailua on the Road to Hana drive has a great family walking trail. Take either entrance, it’s a loop. No restrooms.
Wailea Beach is probably the most popular beach in Wailea if your counting crowds. A short walk down from the ample parking lot. Has all facilities, but no lifeguards.
Wailea Beach fronts the Four Seasons Resort, and is used by their guests. Excellent snorkeling along the rocks. Facilities are up before the parking lot.
The War Memorial Park in Kahului was built as a memorial to the Maui service people who lost their lives in foreign wars. It has a swimming pool and numerous ball fields. With a much larger park recently built across the street, this location is primary the site of the annual Maui County Fair in October.
Photos of Maui Beaches & Drives
Aloha, welcome to Maui!