|There are a variety of beaches to suit everyone's whim from the shores of commercial Kaanapali (top center) to the remote and wilder beaches scattered about the shores of Maui.|
West Maui boasts quite a few beach choices. If you start at the northern end of West Maui and work your way down the coast in a southerly direction, you'll find the following beaches: D. T. Fleming Beach (bottom right) in a charming, mile-long sandy cove great for sunbathing. The lovely Napali Beach whose sparkling white crescent makes a secluded cove perfect for strolling. Honokowai Beach is great if you're looking for that classic Hawaiian stretch of sand. Kaanapali Beach(Upper center) is not the beach if you're looking for peace and quiet, but if you want lots of action, lay out your towel here.
Maui's best snorkeling spots include Kapalua Beach, Honolua Bay, Napili Bay, and Mokule`ia Bay, all in the Kapalua area. Black Rock, at the Sheraton-Maui Hotel at Ka'anapali, is best for beginners, especially in the winter months. Further south, Olowalu has a well-populated reef. Two of the Kamaole Beaches in Kihei have great rock formations. The Wailea Beaches have interesting rocky fringes.