Unmissable Maui sunsets for your Hawaii bucket list

 Tuesday, December 20, 2022 


Unmissable Maui sunsets for your Hawaii bucket list

The story of Maui involves two islands. Maui is essentially two islands joined at the waists, as is evident from any map of the area. To the east is the larger island.

The imposing Haleakala Volcano, its National Park, and the Road to Hana are all located there. On the west side is the smaller island. It is home to some of Hawaii’s most beautiful resort communities, which were once whaling stations.

Experience an unforgettable vacation on the stunning Hawaiian island. Bicycle downhill on Mount Haleakala. Swim with schools of tropical fish while snorkelling at Molokini crater. Take a dip in Hana’s waterfall pools.

Take a Zodiac raft out to sea to observe whales. We’ll outline five of our favourite places in this blog to watch the Maui sunset and paint some colour into your trip.

Have you prepared? Read on, make notes, and reserve a trip you won’t soon forget!

Kapalua Bay
Crowned “America’s Best Beach,” Kapalua Bay is located on Maui’s untamed northwest coast. Catch humpback whales breaching during the breeding season from January to March while the magnificent sunsets take your breath away. The beach’s pristine sand creates a striking contrast to the lush, lively coastline. And just inland from the water, the Kapalua Coast Trail meanders along the sand. Perhaps Maui’s most stunning sunset can be found on each end of the beach, where volcanic rocky outcroppings are home to colourful reefs. Small tidal pools are caught by those outcroppings, and as dusk falls, these tidal pools transform into serene mirrors. They intensify the enchanting colours of the west coast sky.

Keawakapu Beach
Keawakapu Beach is a hidden gem with beautiful, secret sunsets. This surprisingly isolated beach extends for more than a half mile, providing a vast stretch of land to explore in privacy. Enjoy a picnic on the powdery white sand while observing the orange sun disappear into the ocean’s black waves. The clouds and the black shadows of the mountains in the horizon blend together in a mesmerising game of light and shadow. From the luxury of your beach towel, take it all in! This beach is a dream for sunsets because of the amazing view. And in the distance, the islands of Kaho’olawe and Lanai are reduced to shadows.

Makena Cove Secret Beach
You couldn’t ask for a better location to get married – this mystical, secret area is a favourite for Maui beach weddings. It’s secluded behind a rock, with palm trees swinging in the breeze. Maui Secret Beach is located in Makena Cove and is a little but noteworthy beach. Glistening golden-sand with just the sound of nature all around, this beach is quiet even on the busiest days and offers beautiful vistas fit for a Hawaiian postcard. Volcanic lava rock along the shoreline is stunning to look at but hazardous to climb. When exploring, always wear waterproof shoes with some traction. Other tiny beaches close to Makena Cove can be reached with a little bit of scrambling over the black lava rock. The Makena Cove is never as busy as nearby Wailea or Kihei because of its relative ambiguity.

Wailea Beach
Wailea Beach, rated one of the loveliest beaches in the world, looks like something out of a movie. The name ‘Wailea’ is the Hawaiian name for “The Water of Lea,” referring to the goddess of canoe-making. There has never been a beach with softer sand and more inviting palm trees than this beauty. This popular spot is located along Maui’s southwest coast and faces the sunset, known to be less rough than other Maui beaches. Its coastline is connected by a paved walkway to the adjacent hotels and eateries, making it simple to get food and beverages. Magnificent displays of pinks, purples, and oranges paint the Wailea beach sunsets. Even turtles, dolphins, and whales have been spotted by fortunate tourists as the colours of sunset reflect off the water’s surface due to the generally calm conditions.

Kaanapali Beach
The Kaanapali Beach welcomes you with a magnificent expanse of white sand and turquoise ocean bordered by a row of opulent hotels, built on land originally held by Hawaiian sugar barons. With this vantage position, the sky is painted with spectacular pink and blue hues during the sunsets at Kaanapali Beach and Black Rock. A daily torch lighting and cliff diving ceremony (lele kawa) is held at the Black Rock, which is just in front of the Sheraton on Kaanapali Beach, a few minutes before sunset. Tourists are welcome to this free event. Legend has it that it is revered to visit the Black Rock (Puu Kekaa), a location where, after death, souls cross over into the spirit realm.

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