Wailea Alanui, South Maui
Two beaches are accessed by the same path - the one on the right is Mokapu which fronts the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort and the one on the left is Ulua Beach. Ulua is the most popular of the two and was named one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in America. This beach was named for an offshore island and bird sanctuary that was destroyed during WWII artillery practice. The beach is great for swimming with its sandy bottom. Snorkeling and diving in the area is fairly good also although the water is sometimes cloudy. The area around the rocky point at the south end of Ulua is the best.
Services and Amenities
Good swimming, snorkeling and diving
Small, paved parking lot
Occasional high surf
Monitor ocean conditions carefully. Strong currents and high surf may occur at any time. Rock hazards are present. Obey all postings and warnings.