Maluaka Beach is one of four beaches surrounding Makena Bay in South Maui.
The somewhat isolated Maui Prince resort, some exquisite golf courses, and gentle sloping hills of kiawe trees are the only other scenery around, and the beaches are outstanding. Maluaka Beach is closest to the hotel and has mostly calm waters for some of the best swimming in the bay.
Snorkeling is also excellent near the two black lava points that sit at either end, and you can see Kahoolawe, Lanai, and Molokini from the shore.
Palm trees and grassy sand dunes offer shade and picnic spots, and there are restrooms and showers available and lifeguards on duty. Be on the lookout for seasonal high surf, especially in the winter.
You can park along Makena Rd.. To get there, turn right off Makena Alanui at the "Shoreline Access" sign near the hotel, then head towards the water.