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Mokapu Beach, Wailea, Maui

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Located in Wailea, just a mile away from the South Kihei road, the beautiful Mokapu beach is an ideal place to pamper yourself and enjoy sun, sea, sand and crystal clear waters.

The beach is very small and not always crowded with tourists, so if you would like to enjoy some private moments, head for Mokapu. Tourists love to explore breathtaking Maui sunsets, West Maui Mountains, and Kahoolawe, which look stunning and are a treat to watch.

Okay, so let’s get onto the beach and surrounding areas!

Mokapu Beach Activities and Attractions

Mokapu beach is perfect for all levels of snorkelers, including both beginners and experienced. While snorkeling, you can explore a wide range of corals, fish, giant sea turtles and needlefish – found along the reef wall in the ocean.

Girls at the beach, Mokapu Beach, Wailea, Maui

Mokapu beach offers a great number of opportunities for capturing the breathtaking scenery in your camera while enjoying the scintillating natural scenery and nature. You can also take photos of the beautiful sunset and lone trees makes this place a tourist hotspot. Makapu beach is a perfect spot for water sports enthusiasts, where they can enjoy snorkeling, body boarding, scuba diving, boating, surfing, swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. The beach, being not so crowded, is ideal for a family picnic.

Mokapu Beach in WaileaYou would love to know that Mokapu beach opens throughout the day. You can also discover a great range of colorful marine life and sea turtles, which will make your vacation to Mokapu beach more memorable and enjoyable.

Mokapu beach also has a few wonderful rock outcroppings, which add to the glamor of this beautiful place. There are ample facilities for the comfort of visitors, including showers, bathrooms, and public restrooms. There are many condos and local resorts available for your comfortable stay on the beach.

You can also enjoy other adventurous, thrilling, and exciting activities near the Mokapu beach, including hiking. There are many hiking tours available in Wailea. You have the option to use horses or bicycles.


While visiting Mokapu beach, you must take care of some important tips. Be aware of wind and wave conditions before heading for the beach. Do not turn your back to the sea. Be careful when exploring or walking on any rocky shorelines, as it may be slippery or sharp. Mokapu beach does not have any lifeguard or other public facilities, so your safety is solely your responsibility.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Kawela June 4, 2010, 6:05 pm

    How safe is Mōkapu Beach?

  • Dave Jackson June 4, 2010, 9:55 pm

    Shouldn’t you know? You run hawaiiweb.com. 😉

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