Droplets of water splash on your face as you wade through the ripples of a small, hidden lake. Excitement overwhelms you as you realize this is it. This is what you dreamt of. This is why you’re here. Before you, a constant cascade of perfection rains down, crashing on bed of large, smooth rocks that await your arrival. The splashes grow in size, but it hardly matters since you’re already drenched. After making your way to the plunge, you maneuver onto the rocks. For a moment, you wonder if this is all really happening. How is it that such an incredible place exists? You stand, and an endless fountain pours over you, washing away any worries you might have had upon arrival in this majestic wilderness. This baptism by waterfall is exactly what you needed, old friend. Aloha, and welcome to Maui.
You thought you’ve been on vacations before, but Maui is on a whole other level. With sprawling black sand beaches, stunning national parks, and a staggering number of outdoor adventures to embark on, this Hawaiian island is among the most celebrated destinations in the hemisphere. Now you can enjoy every aspect of this one-of-a-kind escape when you book a stay at any of the all-inclusive hotels in Maui such as the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.
Before departing for the Aloha State, here are some things you should know:
Where is the black sand beach on Maui Island?
Considered to be the most popular black sand beach on Maui, Pa'iloa Beach is located within Wai’anapanapa State Park in the island’s Hana region. The 122-acre park is positioned at the end of Wai?anapanapa Road, a short way from the fabled Hana Highway. You’ll be blown away by the beach when you see it, but be prepared: The supposed sand is actually made of microscopic rocks leftover from a lava flow, and walking can be rough on your feet after a while. Lava caves are common here, wise wanderer, but so are riptides. So keep your wits about you while exploring.
Depending on where you’re staying and how you’re getting around, One’uli Beach in Makena might be a more accessible alternative. With hints of red sand in the sea of black, this is a prime spot for divers and snorkelers as sea life tends to stand out against the dark background.
Where can I swim with turtles in Maui?
There are several spots to see and swim with turtles while staying in Maui. Look for them on the northern side of the island around Naplii, Kahana, and Kapalua Beaches, as well as near Black Rock on Kaanapali, not far from a Maui all-inclusive hotel. And if you’re staying somewhere in the south, check out Poolenalena Beach, Wailea Beach, and Makena Landing. Turtles love to linger near rocky areas with sea plants, so you’re likely to find these beautiful shelled creatures anywhere around Maui that meets those conditions.
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