Exploring South Maui Po'olenalena - Maps, Directions, Photos, and Information Guide

Beach Ratings

Po'olenalena Beach

  • Poolenalena Beach north end

    Poolenalena Beach north end

  • Poolenalena Beach north end

    Poolenalena Beach north end

  • Poolenalena Beach

    Poolenalena Beach

  • Poolenalena Beach

    Poolenalena Beach

  • Poolenalena Beach

    south Poolenalena Beach

  • Poolenalena Beach

    south Poolenalena Beach

Poolenalana BeachPo'olenalena Beach is located south of Polo Beach on Makena road. This undeveloped park with a gravel parking lot has lots of shade and a nice sandy beach. The long beach is best suited for swimming and boogie boards. The shore is mostly sandy with a few rocky areas. Snorkeling is fair at the middle (around the small reef) and at the north end. The south end / Chang's beach offers excellent snorkeling for turtles and some fish. When the winds kick up in the afternoon there are plenty of waves. There is a porta-potty at the north parking lot. Showers are at the south end on the path to the parking lot. The beach is less used compared to other beaches. It is a great spot to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • Directions (from Kihei)
    Head south on Piilani Hwy. Turn Right onto Wailea Ike Rd. (Piilani Hwy Dead ends here). Turn left at Wailea Alanui and drive for 1.7 miles. Look for beach sign and dirt parking lot on right.
  • Parking
    Medium sized dirt parking lot located at north end of the beach
  • Restrooms
    2 Porta-Potties. No showers and running water.
  • Best For
    Swimming and boogie boards. Good snorkeling at north and middle of the beach. Great snorkeling at the south end.
  • snorkel Click Here for Poolenalena Snorkel Information