little beach

On Sunday, guests of the Banana Bungalow Maui hostel take a day off from hiking and adventure to relax at Makena’s Big Beach and Little Beach. These beaches in southwest Maui are among the most beautiful in the Hawaiian islands.

big beach

Big Beach is a large, white sand beach with some interesting body surfing. Do be careful of the surf! Little Beach is hidden on the other side of a lava outcropping, and is clothing optional.

makena

There are usually people playing music and dancing. The beach day ends with Maui’s biggest sunset jam, right on the beach. Leaves at around 1:00 p.m., returns at about 8:00 p.m.