Top 10 Beachfront Hotels In Maui, Hawaii - Updated 2021

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Deanna
Deanna 
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“Hanohano O Maui Nui A Kama” is a chant for Maui written by Kamaka Kūkona, a Hawaiian musician. The chant pays tribute to the wondrous places, astounding stories, and gentle people of the second-largest island of Hawaii. Maui, also known as the “Valley Isle,” is one of the world’s top summer destinations. However, the beaches are open year-round, and around November to May, humpback whales usually find their way near the islands. Whenever there’s a voting on the best islands in America, Maui secures the top spot with its natural beauty, sunrise, and sunset that never fail to fascinate. Maui’s atmosphere is that of absolute peace and contentment. If you want to experience a slice of heaven on earth, then scroll down to book one of the top beachfront hotels in Maui, Hawaii.

1. Lahaina Shores Beach Resort (from USD 230)

Lahaina Shores Beach Resort stands on the lovely shores of Maui. The Pacific Ocean is your next-door neighbor. If you want a slice of civilization, you can walk over to the nearby shopping center for retail brands and restaurants. If you care to forget the world for a while, then disconnect, head to the beach, and let Hawaii work its magic. The hotel is known to pamper its guests with modern studio units with oceanfront views and excellent daily maid services. Ask for a unit with a full kitchen, and you can call Lahaina Shores Beach Resort home for a few days!


Lahaina Shores Beach Resort

Address: 475 Front Street

2. The Mauian Hotel (from USD 319)

The Mauian Hotel in Kapalua is in the midst of a nature preserve and a resort that stands out as a premier destination on the island. You’ll be staying in the vicinity of golf courses and sandy beaches such as Napili Beach and Kapalua Beach. The Mauian Hotel offers a variety of vacation accommodations so you can feel at home with a full kitchen, poolside grills, and your own private lanai. If you want to make the most of your Hawaiian getaway, lose no time in checking out the sports facilities and shopping areas of Kapalua Resort!


The Mauian Hotel

Address: 5441 Lower Honopiilani Road

3. Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection (from USD 173)

The rooftop deck of Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection, is one of the best places in Maui to see where the mountains meet the sea. The nearest geological formation to this hotel is the massive Haleakalā (or the East Maui Volcano). Try a new adventure and test your stamina by traveling along the trails to the summit. If you want a more laid-back vacation, then stick to the beaches nearby. Just walk 9.3 miles (14.9 kilometers), and you’ll reach the beach. You can also choose to lounge by the tropical plants, outdoor pool, and hot tubs. The guest rooms are perfectly suited for families on holiday so book a pot in this gem on 551 South Kihei Road.


Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection

Address: 551 South Kihei Road

4. Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea (from USD 490)

Residence Inn Maui Wailea offers guests sanitized and spacious rooms, upgraded facilities, and magnificent views of the ocean. If you can afford a suite with an ocean view, book it now! As soon as you claim your reservation, you’ll be in the best position to appreciate the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. A studio suite or a two-bedroom suite with ocean views should satisfy your daily hankering for the sea and prepare you for the myriad of adventures you plan to tick off in Maui! Additionally, there are numerous nearby beaches such as Wailea Beach, which is 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) away.


Residence Inn Maui Wailea

Address: 75 Wailea Ike Drive, Wailea, Wailea (HI), United States, 96753

5. Paia Inn (from USD 799)

Rugged shores and dramatic surf will greet first-time visitors of Maui’s northern shoreline. Despite being located on a less developed part of the island, there are high-quality accommodations in this area. It’s great for engaging in many diversions with minimal distractions. Premium furnishings await your party at Paia Inn, also known for its excellent service as a local boutique accommodation. All you need to do to reach the beach is take a short walk through a private path. Take your time and tick off a list that includes swimming, snorkeling, whale watching, and mayhap surfing, during your stay at Paia Inn.


Paia Inn

Address: 93 Hana Highway

Private parking WiFi Available Fax/photocopying Parking Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Windsurfing Cycling Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays

6. Maui Beach Hotel (from USD 309)

If you stay here, you can have a picnic at Kanaha Beach Park whenever you want. The children can fly a kite, and if you want some adrenaline-pumping activities, try some windsurfing. This popular beach park in Kahului is just 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from Maui Beach Hotel. It’s also in the vicinity of Ho'aloha Park where you can also have a picnic, play volleyball, and go swimming for free. The Maui Beach Hotel is the perfect home base for your Valley Isle quests, so reserve a bright and spacious room today!


Maui Beach Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 170 Kaahumanu Avenue
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

7. Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront (from USD 146)

There’s a standing argument about whether Keawakapu Beach is on Wailea or Kihei. The north part of the beach is in Kihei, and the southern end is in Wailea. But either way, Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront is situated right on Keawakapu Beach. So, no matter where it is, you can get there easily. Some say Kaanapali Beach is better by a notch, but many would concede the top spot for Keawakapu. It has a broad stretch of white sand that extends to the ocean floor. Expect carefree swimming and excellent snorkeling, and look forward to shaded, cool, and well-appointed rooms with beach views at Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront.


Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront

Address: 2980 South Kihei Road

8. Royal Lahaina (from USD 279)

If you love the sight of Kaanapali Beach, then book a room with a view in the Royal Lahaina hotel. The beach is about 650 meters (2133 feet) away, which is a mere 10-minute walk. It’s a short walk by Hawaiian standards, and you won’t be counting your steps because you’ll be awed by the natural beauty around you. Aside from a standard room with a balcony or terrace, Royal Lahaina offers a variety of accommodations including cottage suites and oceanfront suites. Whether you choose a room with a garden view or a partial ocean view, you will be pampered with high-end amenities. Experience resort living in Maui at Royal Lahaina.


Royal Lahaina

Address: 2780 Kekaa Drive, Kaanapali, Kaanapali (HI), United States, 96761

9. Kaanapali Ocean Inn (from USD 307)

Kaanapali Ocean Inn is in a prime location by the beach and near local attractions. Maui’s relaxed vibe is evident from the reception area all the way to your comfortable rooms. When you book a room here, ask about the different kinds of guest accommodations. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a spot where you can see the ocean. Kaanapali Ocean Inn also offers sports facilities such as tennis courts and non-motorized water sports equipment. If you wake up early in the morning and hang out near the waves, you might spot pods of dolphins swim by the coast while taking your breakfast.


Kaanapali Ocean Inn

7.6 User Rating

Address: 2780 Kekaa Drive, Kaanapali, Kaanapali (HI), United States, 96761

10. Koa Lagoon (from USD 240)

Don’t let Koa Lagoon’s homey wicker furniture fool you for a second. It’s an avant-garde hotel by the beach at every turn. Guest facilities are modern, well-maintained, and include a full kitchen for some home cooking while on vacation. That is if you don’t feel like taking on the excellent menu in nearby dining places. Perhaps the most enticing thing about Koa Lagoon is its vicinity to sea turtles. They go to the beach to nest, and if you take care not to disturb these magical creatures, you will bring home unforgettable memories. The beach looks great from your room as well, and you will always find yourself wanting to go out for some fun under the sun.


Koa Lagoon

Address: 800 South Kihei Road

Laundry Concierge service Air conditioning Lift Cashless payment available Fax/photocopying Private parking Swimming pool

Maui is the best place to be

You’ll run out of time but you’ll never run out of activities to do in Maui. You can return anytime for another magical stretch. However, on your first visit, make sure you attend a luau, spend as much time on the beach and in the water, and maybe learn to hula. As they say, Maui is the best!

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Deanna is a pediatric physical therapist from the Philippines who's been writing online content since 2012.

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