On my recent trip to Maui it was raining so much they shut down Road to Hana. I was pretty sad considering I planned my whole trip around going on my last day. I was determined to find another scenic spot that was new to me. After speaking with an employee at my hotel about the unfortunate amount of rain, he told me to check out Lava Fields. He didn’t say much about Lava Fields just told me I would not want to miss out on it. With that said I grabbed my tanning oil and was on my way. As I drove more and more south, past the last of the beaches and houses and wondered if I should turn back I kept driving deeper south. Finally I drove up to what seemed like private property or maybe even a dead-end only to see the Lava Fields sign! Driving in to park it seemed like just another black sand beach. When I got out of the car I realized I was very wrong!
There were huge black lava rocks everywhere left from the 1790’s by Maui’s last volcanic eruption. Amongst the rocks was a clear hiking trail that led to the sand. I strongly recommend not wearing sandals which I of course made the mistake of doing.
Lava Fields felt like magic. The bright blue water was so clear it was a snorkeling lovers dream. The unpredictable shapes and figures the rocks made gave you a spot on image of what lava must be like.
As I walked further down the trail I stumbled upon some baby sunflowers blooming. I guess the rainy season in Maui isn’t so bad after all.
If you’re in south Maui and not afraid to maybe get a little lost Lava Fields is a beautiful beach to see:).