Makena (Big Beach) is my go-to beach when I visit Maui. It’s located on the south end which is near my hotel I usually stay at. Makena is big and never crowded (when I visit in their winters anyway). It has a very peaceful vibe about it and is breathtakingly beautiful. On one side you have the ocean, so earthy blue and crystal clear. On the other side you have fields and fields of green trees and peeking out in the back is a straight shot of a huge volcano.
My favorite part about Makena is the black lava outcroppings coming out of the water. The sound of the waves crashing against them soothe my soul.
“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.”
― Janet Fitch,