Maui Beach Wedding Locations
West Maui Beaches
This beach is located in Kapalua, with a long stretch of sand with tall rock formations on either end. Because it’s so large, you can easily find a private space – but also tends to be less busy than the other beaches. There is a small parking lot, long boardwalk and beautiful views from this rugged beach.
Kapalua Bay is a beautiful, half moon, crescent shape with sunset views and rock arms reaching out to the ocean on either end. Just Beautiful. This is a popular wedding beach on the west side due to its beauty and will likely have another wedding taking place at sunset, but we can spread out and have a special moment for your event here.
If you book one of the condos at Kuleana or Polynesian Shores you’ll have easy access to this hidden little gem of a beach. Turtles frequent this beach at sunset, beautiful rock formations, privacy and stunning sunsets are all the norm at Kuleana Beach. You won’t find many other events that have taken place here – it’s very special.
Adjacent to Kapalua Bay is another gem, Napili Bay. We love the pictureque tidepool area at the south end of the beach for an amazing ceremony location. If the tide is low enough, there is a sandy area protected by the rocks of the tide pool – otherwise, have your ceremony upon the lava rock area surrounded by the stunning ocean views. The beach itself tends to be less private due to being lined by small vacation rental properties so if toes in the sand is on the top of your list then skip Napili and visit one of the other beach options instead.
Located in sunny Lahaina is a cute little beach with amazing views of the islands of Molokai & Lanai, Lahaina town and year-round sunsets. This beach is popular with locals with little ones due to shallow waters and the extensive reef protecting the near shore from waves. Because it’s popular with families, this is generally a “weather backup” location rather than a first choice beach for west side weddings. This beach is also lined with houses and vacation rentals – a great place to stay if you want to be near town and on the beach but not in a hotel environment.
South Maui Beaches
The area where Kihei becomes Makena marks a long stretch of beaches that blend one in to the other – the first on this tour is Keawakapu Beach. It is located at the end of South Kihei Road just as Kihei becomes Wailea. It tends to be windy here, but the length of the beach allows for lots of options for a perfect wedding location. I love to do the ceremony within a circle of lava rocks that live on the sand at various points throughout this area.
This lovely beach is located in Makena. With it’s powdery sand, rocky waters and beautiful sunsets, it makes for a beautiful beach wedding location. Easy access from the Wailea resorts, but quieter than the Wailea beaches.
The little beach with lots of names…Pa’ako Beach, Makena Cove, Secret Beach. Despite being known as “secret beach” this is no secret to the wedding industry. This tiny little cove is so beautiful with its lava rocks, blue waters, powdery sand and views of Kaho’olawe and Molokini, but you’ll find several weddings here most every morning and evening. Unlike most other beaches where there is plenty of space for everyone, that’s not necessarily the case with this beach. Along with limited parking, I suggest going to Pa’ako/Makena/Secret beach for sunset photos, but doing your “I do’s” elsewhere unless marrying in the off-season.