Makena Cove

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Bring your own food and drink, don't forget to take your waste with you


Also known as the "Secret Beach", Maui's (not quite) best kept secret is an incredibly picturesque spot is popular for romance and couples seeking something extra special in their holiday memories. One of the top spots for proposals and wedding photography alike, but you won't need to be celebrating anything to really enjoy the scenery here. Peak wedding season can be expected between June and August.

The cove itself is rather small and rapidly losing its "secret" title as locals and visitors to Maui can be expected throughout the day. Despite the increase in popularity, facilities and nearby services such as food and drink are not readily available. This might be the top spot on Maui for a sunset photo, regardless how many people do or don't know about it!

Getting there

By air

Fly into Kahului Airport (OGG) for Maui, the cove almost couldn't be further away on the island, however. Plan to join a tour group or rent a vehicle in advance of your arrival.

By land

While maybe not so secret these days, the entry is still somewhat hidden. A stone wall separating the beach from a residential area opens briefly into a tiny walkway nearly obscured with greenery. Parking is very limited and remember that you're in a residential area if you're planning on leaving your rental for any period of time.

By sea

Like the airport, arriving onto Maui by cruise ship occurs in Kahului or on a smaller vessel via Lahaina. Expect an overland journey in a rental car or with a guided excursion to get to Makena Cove.

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