What Are the Best Swimming Beaches in Maui?

With 120 miles of coastline, Maui is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. While the island’s Northern end offers epic swells for surfing, the South end offers calm waters perfect for swimming adventures! Discover the best swimming beaches in Maui, where tranquil waters, shallow ocean depths, and soft sands await. Epic Realty offers a wide range of oceanfront condos to plan the perfect Hawaii beach getaway with your family!

Check Maui Beach Conditions Before You Swim

The ocean is unpredictable; please check beach conditions before heading to our local beaches! Get updates on current weather, surf, and public safety alerts with Safe Beach Day. And remember, if in doubt, don’t go out! 

Kapalua Bay Beach

Kapalua Bay Beach, located in Northwest Maui, is within a protected bay that offers the perfect conditions for swimming. Spend an afternoon at this beautiful crescent-shaped beach relaxing or rent some snorkeling gear and witness marine life!

Baby Beach

Baby Beach is the best place to take the family swimming in Lahaina! Its protected lagoon and shallow waters provide an ideal setting for babies and toddlers to enjoy swimming safely. The expansive beach stretches over a mile, ensuring ample space for everyone to relax and play!

Honokowai Beach

Honokowai Beach is one of the closest and best beaches near your West Maui Epic Realty condo. There is a shallow pool of water in front of a rock wall that protects swimmers from big waves. While you’re here, you can enjoy plenty of amenities like picnic tables and nearby restaurants to fuel up after your beach day!

Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali Beach offers three miles of beautiful white sand beaches in West Maui. This beach is ideal for travelers who want to enjoy swimming while still being close to the action of Lahaina.

Take a dip in the crystal clear water and then easily access amenities along the paved walkway to Whalers Village, where you can discover shopping, dining, and entertainment!

Pohaku Beach Park

Pohaku Beach Park, also known as S Turns, is a popular spot among locals. S Turns offers a nice beach and swimming area and the perfect place to chill near your Lahaina condo.  Avoid swimming at this park during the winter, when north swells are happening on the island. 

Keawakapu Beach

Keawakapu Beach is located in Southwest Maui, at the end of South Kihei Road. This .7-mile beach offers consistently calm surf, ideal for swimming! If you are looking for more ways to explore the beach, you can rent kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkel gear at the north end. 

Kamaole Beach Park

Kamaole Beach Park offers three beautiful beaches: Kam I, Kam II, and Kam III. Kam I and II are best for swimming, offering wide sandy beaches with lifeguards on duty daily. Enjoy views of the surrounding Hawaiian island as you splash around at this family-friendly beach!

Reserve Your Maui Oceanfront Condo Rental Today!

We invite you to immerse yourself in the calm waters of the best swimming beaches in Maui with Epic Realty! Let Epic Realty be your gateway to the island’s aquatic wonders with our West Maui condo rentals. So, get ready to dive into turquoise waters, bask in the sun’s warm embrace, and create cherished memories during an epic Maui getaway!

View of kids at a Maui Museum looking at an aquarium

Learn about Maui’s rich history, culture, and natural wonders at Maui museums during your next vacation! Maui museums offer a fascinating insight into the island’s cultural heritage through exhibits, artifacts, and interpretative displays. Stay with Epic Realty in Lahaina and start your journey into the past at the Lahaina Heritage Museum or delve deep into unique marine life at the Maui Ocean Center. Whatever piques your interest, our slice of paradise is the perfect place to learn something new!

Discover Lahaina Museums

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Lahaina by maintaining several Maui museums. They also offer a Passport to the Past deal, which offers admission to three museums for one price!

Lahaina Heritage Museum

The Lahaina Heritage Museum is located on the second level of the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse. This free museum offers interpretive displays, artifacts, and narrative recordings highlighting the history of Lahaina from pre-contact to the Monarchy era.

Baldwin Home Museum

Visit the oldest house still standing on Maui at the Baldwin Home Museum in the heart of Lahaina. The house was built between 1834-35 by the Baldwins, and the house remains open today for tours! Inside you will find artifacts and photographs from the original mid-century design. Available with the Passport to the Past deal!

Other museums in Lahaina include the Wo Hing Museum, which is available with the Passport to the Past deal, and the Hale Pa’i Printing Museum!

Maui Museums Outside Lahaina

Hale Hōʻikeʻ’ike at the Bailey House

The Maui Historical Society shares the fascinating history of Maui at Hale Hōʻikeʻ’ike inside the historic Bailey House. The museum features the most extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts on the island, in addition to historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, genealogies, and a research library. After exploring the museum, visit the gift shop to find locally-made souvenirs! 

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

Learn about the history of sugar production on Maui at the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. Sugar production was once the most significant economic industry on the island, and this museum offers a fascinating insight into the “King Sugar” chapter of Maui’s history. Exhibits highlight the island’s geography, immigrants who came to the island to help with production, household artifacts, plantation equipment, and more! Available with the Passport to the Past deal!

Makawao History Museum

Makawao is the largest town in Upcountry Maui, known for its agricultural and ranch land. Visit the Makawao History Museum and discover exhibits on plantations, ranching, and ethnic groups. 

Maui Ocean Center 

If you are interested in learning about the unique marine ecosystems of our island, head to the Maui Ocean Center. Their Open Ocean Exhibit offers an inside look into local marine life, like fish, rays, and sharks. Learn about the delicate balance of coral reefs, the importance of ocean conservation, and the fascinating behaviors and adaptations of marine creatures through educational presentations and hands-on activities.

Stay at Our Lahaina Vacation Rentals

Whether you are seeking knowledge, relaxation, or adventure, a visit to Maui museums and a stay with Epic Realty promise an unforgettable experience that will create lasting memories. Discover our collection of Lahaina vacation rentals and plan your getaway to our island paradise today! 

View of canoe used during the Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival, a popular Maui events

There is always something happening on Maui, with one-of-a-kind events and festivals happening throughout the year. When summer rolls around, our slice of paradise comes alive with Maui events to pique everyone’s interest. Whether you are interested in culinary celebrations, film festivals, or cycling competitions, there are plenty of summer events to plan your getaway around.

Make your vacation dreams come true with Epic Realty, and stay close to the action with our Maui condo rentals!

Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival (June 11th)

The annual Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival returns this summer, featuring the ancient Hawaiian and cultural sport of canoe sailing. Join us for canoe races, demonstrations, and sailing canoe rides. 

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (June 8th-11th)

The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival is the country’s longest-running food and wine event. Join us for four days of culinary delights, wine-tasting seminars, and exquisitely paired dinners. You can purchase tickets to this Maui event a la carte or get a pass to access all activities throughout the weekend.

Cycle to the Sun (June 24th)

Cycle to the Sun is one of the most challenging cycling competitions in the world, occurring every June! The ride climbs 10,000 feet over 36 miles starting at Pa’ia and finishing at the top of Haleakala Volcano. Join the post-race awards party at Maui Cyclery for food, drinks, entertainment, and an awards ceremony.

Maui Film Festival (June 28th-Jul 2nd)

The Maui Film Festival is an annual event for filmmakers, original cinema, and storytelling. This year the festival brings five nights of open-air double feature premieres of documentaries, short films, and feature-length films. Head to the Stardust Cinema and witness innovative filmmaking on the island!

4th of July Events on Maui

Celebrate the 4th of July on the island of Maui this year! Experience Hawaiian cowboy culture during the Makawao Rodeo & Parade, or visit Lahaina’s Front Street for entertainment, fireworks shows, and boat cruises. 

Finally, you can take the Expeditions Ferry from Lahaina Harbor to the island of Lanai for the annual Pineapple Festival. This special event includes pineapple competitions, entertainment, family-friendly games, and fireworks!

Obon Dance & Festival (Aug 11th-12th)

The Obon Dance & Festival is a two-day celebration introduced to Maui by Japanese immigrants. The festival honors the spirits who have passed on at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Expect games, food, crafts, and bon odori dancing at this event. 

Stay with Epic Realty in Maui This Summer!

Plan your vacation around one of these Maui events and experience the best of summer on our island paradise! Enjoy outstanding accommodations with full amenities at our Epic Realty vacation rentals. If you have any questions or need help planning your Maui getaway, please contact us at 808-346-3136. 

View of deep sea fishing on Maui from a charter boat

With year-round warm weather and an abundance of trophy-size fish calling our waters home, there is nothing quite like deep-sea fishing on Maui! Off the island’s western coast, our waters teem with species like marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi. Embark on a fishing charter from Lahaina Harbor with an experienced captain who will take you to the best fishing hot spots around the island. 

Stay close to the launching sites by choosing one of our Lahaina vacation rentals with Epic Realty, and join us for a bucket list fishing trip in Hawaii!

Summer Deep Sea Fishing Season on Maui

Maui fishing can be done year-round, but the best time to catch big game species is from May through June, known as the “golden zone.” This time of year offers the best conditions to catch trophy fish like marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and trevally. You can also catch wahoo, pacific blue, shark, barracuda, and Hawaiian salmon.

Maui Fishing Charters

Join a local fishing charter and let the experts take you to the best fishing spots around the island. Charters include everything you need for a day on the water, including licenses, bait, tackle, and rods. 

Please keep in mind that you will not get to keep all of the fish caught on the boat. You will receive several servings, and the remainder of the fish will be given to local restaurants. That being said, here are a few fishing charters departing from Lahaina Harbor:

Die Hard Sportfishing

Join Die Hard Sportfishing for a private or shared fishing trip departing from Lahaina. Cruise to depths of over 18,000 feet to catch trophy-size fish on a half or full-day charter. Your captain brings 35 years of experience with every trip and is passionate about sharing his fishing knowledge with every traveler. 

Automatic Sportfishing

Automatic Sportfishing offers tailored offshore fishing trips for all ages! The full-day excursion will take you 20-30 miles offshore to fish for mahi-mahi and ahi. To reserve a charter, please call them directly at 808-758-3038. 

Finest Kind Sportfishing

The team at Finest Kind Sportfishing brings over 40 years of local experience and knowledge to their fishing charters. They offer half, quarter, and full-day charters on private and shared trips on three different boats. They also provide extended full-day charters for anglers who want the most extreme day on the water!

Vacation Rentals near Lahaina Harbor

Reserve a local charter and experience a bucket list deep sea fishing trip on Maui. Bring a portion of the day’s catch back to your Epic Realty vacation rental and prepare dinner in your fully-equipped kitchen. All of our Lahaina vacation rentals have everything you need to feel right at home during your Maui fishing getaway!

Photo of family visiting Hawaii in summer for a Maui family vacation

Summer is right around the corner, and the perfect family vacation awaits on the island of Maui. Hawaii in the summer has something for everyone, with consistently warm weather, endless outdoor adventures, and fun cultural events to plan your vacation around. Experience the best of Maui together with relaxing beach days, snorkeling adventures, epic fishing, and lush hiking trails. Gather the family and choose an Epic Realty vacation rental to host your crew this summer!

Top Reasons to Visit Maui During Summer

Many families plan their visit to Maui during summer break, thanks to the kids being out of school and the idyllic weather. Maui’s weather is pretty consistent year-round, but visiting during the summer is the best way to avoid the unpredictable weather of the rainy winter season. With daily highs in the mid-80s, the trade winds keep things cool and perfect for days of fun in the sun:

Soak up the Sun at Family-Friendly Beaches 

Take the kids to Lahaina Baby Beach and soak up the summer sunshine! This beach is ideal for families due to the shallow offshore reef that offers calm waters for the little ones. If you want a beach with more amenities and access to snorkeling and other watersports, we recommend visiting Napili Beach.

Experience Snorkeling in Calm & Clear Waters

Snorkeling for families is best during the summer since the water is calmer and fewer storms occur. Our reefs are teeming with marine life, with hundreds of fish species, green sea turtles, dolphins, and much more! Molokini Crater is an underwater paradise with opportunities to see over 250 species of fish with the tour operator Calypso.

Enjoy Fishing with the Family

Hawaii in the summer is the best time to book a charter for trophy fish like blue marlin and yellowfin tuna. Most fishing charters are available for kids eight and up, but UFO Fishing offers an Intro to Fishing Charter where kids 5-11 can fish for free with a paying adult! 

Hike Lush Trails Together

Maui offers incredibly diverse hiking trails that wind through waterfalls, jungles, and volcanoes for all ages and abilities. Explore the island with family-friendly hikes like the Kapalua Coastal Trail and the paved Iao Needle Lookout Trail.

Plan Your Vacation Around Summer Events

Plan your vacation around an annual Maui summer festival to make your getaway extra memorable: 

Your Summer Getaway in Maui Awaits!

Start planning your Hawaii summer getaway on the beautiful island of Maui! Keep the whole family entertained with a variety of activities and experiences, from hiking to snorkeling. Let Epic Realty make your vacation dreams come true with our wide range of family-friendly vacation rentals in Lahaina. Book with us today and enjoy more space for the family, full amenities, and personalized service!

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