Maui Ulua Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Wailea, Ulua is a long, wide, crescentshaped gold-sand beach between two rocky points. When the ocean’s calm, Ulua offers Wailea’s best snorkeling; when it’s rough, the waves are excellent for bodysurfi ng. The ocean bottom is shallow and gently slopes down to deeper waters, making swimming generally safe. The beach is usually occupied by guests of nearby resorts; in high season (Christmas–Mar and June–Aug), it’s carpeted with beach towels and packed with sunbathers like sardines in cocoa butter.

Facilities include showers and restrooms. Beach equipment is available for rent at the nearby Wailea Ocean Activity Center. To fi nd Ulua, look for the blue shoreline access sign on South Kihei Road, near the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort. There’s a tiny parking lot nearby.

Maui has beautiful beaches on South, West and East side.

West Side

D.T. Fleming Beach Park

Kalapua Beach

Kaanapali Beach

South Side

Kamaole III Beach Park

Ulua Beach

Wailea Beach

Makena Beach

Oneloa Beach (Big Beach)

East Side

Baldwin Park

Hookipa Beach Park

Hamoa Beach

Waianapanapa State Park

Maui beaches are gorgeous. You should carry plenty of sunscreen, water and have a great time.