Exploring South Maui Ulua Beach - Maps, Directions, Photos, and Information Guide

Beach Ratings

Ulua and Mokapu beaches

  • ulua and Mokapu Beaches Beach

    Mokapu Beach

  • ulua and Mokapu Beaches Beach

    Mokapu Beach

  • Ulua Beach snorkeling

    Ulua Beach snorkeling

  • Ulua / Mokapu Beach reef

    Ulua / Mokapu Beach reef

  • ulua and Mokapu Beaches Beach

    Ulua Beach

  • Reef seperating Ulua and Mokapu Beaches

    Reef separating Ulua and Mokapu Beaches

  • Reef seperating Ulua and Mokapu Beaches

    Reef separating Ulua and Mokapu Beaches

mokapu beach Ulua and Mokapu beaches are located south of Kihei in the Wailea area. These beaches use the same parking lot (can fill up in the afternoon). Follow the trail and turn left past the rest rooms for Ulua and right for Mokapu. Both offer sandy bottom beaches and are great for swimming. There isn't much shade so get here early if that is a concern. For snorkelers the best spot is Ulua to the right side (next to the reef). Follow the reef all away around to Mokapu Beach and take the trail back. There is a lot of fish, turtles and live coral close to shore, making it a good choice for kids and beginners.

  • Directions (from Kihei)
    Head south on Piilani Hwy. Turn Right onto Wailea Ike Rd. (Piilani Hwy Dead ends here). Turn right at Wailea Alanui. In about .35 mile look for Ulua/Mokapu Beach sign on left.
  • Parking
    There is one medium sized parking lot that fills up fast. Get here before 10 am for a spot.
  • Restrooms
    Restrooms and showers with running water.
  • Best For
    Excellent snorkeling and swimming. Get here early if you want shade.
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