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South Maui

Makena Beachis a little beach with a few locals lying in the grass watching their kids snorkel. 

Gannon’s Red Bar located at Wailea Golf Club, is the best spot to get food between 3pm-7pm for Happy Hour.  Menu items are half priced and all draft beer is only $3 [some for $2].  A rack of ribs, chicken nachos, four glasses of Guinness, and a 20% tip came to only $32!

Big Beach lives up to its name and is a very long sandy beach with life guards on duty [which I didn’t see in too many other places].

Little Beachis right next to Big Beach but up over a hill.  Little beach a bit hidden because it is a nude beach – to find it, just walk the entire length of Big Beach until you come to a huge cliff or mountain.  This, from a far, looks like a dead end, but when you get right up to it, you’ll see there is a hidden path that goes up and over.

If you want to experience something special, go to Little Beach on any Sunday when the sun sets.  Little beach, at this time, turns into a local party with bongo drums, mandolins, a big bonfire, dancing under the moonlight and locals doing lots of tricks with fire such as fire hula hooping and fire juggling!  It’s fun, free, and not something advertised in tourist books.  Check it out, for sure!


Little Beach – Path and Night Party

Ahihi-Kina’u National Area Reserve.

If you drive all the way to the end of the road, you’ll pass some house, a lot of lava rocks, and finally come to a little rocky beach.  This beach, however, is not for swimming but rather for marine life.  People drive to this beach to see if they can spot dolphins and other sea animals.


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