It’s no secret that Maui has some of the best beaches in all of Hawai’i. It’s one of the staple beauties here on the island that people travel thousands of miles to see. Let’s look at how they compare to beaches around the world. These ratings are from the article “The World’s Best Beaches for 2021 -- Revealed!”
Ka’anapali Beach - Lahaina, Hawai’i
Coming in at #2 as the best beaches in the world is Ka’anapali Beach in Lahaina. People love that the beach is so accessible to everyone. It stretches down the coast in front of numerous hotels, ending with a popular snorkel spot, Black Rock. There’s something for everyone to do, and the sunsets are the cherry on top!
Wailea Beach - Wailea, Hawai’i
Going from Lahaina to Wailea, coming in at #4 is Wailea Beach. This beach stretches in front of the Four Seasons Resort and The Grand Wailea. This beach offers a little bit of everything for people to do. Visitors often say that they see amazing things while out snorkeling or standup paddleboarding. It’s a great beach to unwind and enjoy Maui’s natural beauty.
Napili Beach - Lahaina, Hawai’i
On the west side of Maui past Lahaina there is Napili Beach, which was voted as the #6 top beaches in the world. It has a unique ecosystem that is only a few yards offshore in the bay. It’s perfect for snorkeling, and is often protected by the wind. It’s one of the perfect beaches to visit when coming to Maui.
Wai’anapanapa State Park - Hana, Hawai’i
The last Maui beach coming in at #8 is Wai’anapanapa State Park in Hana. This is such a unique beach that is really a treat to visit. The beach has black sand, which is from the erosion of volcanic lava rock. It’s not a very long beach, but its natural beauty outweighs it in every way. When traveling along the road to Hana, it’s a must-see spot!