Where else in the world do you have the pleasure of strolling pass five world class beaches, eight premier luxury hotels, coveted shoreline access, and the potential for whale (season permitting) and turtle watching in a 1.5 mile stretch?
The world famous Wailea oceanfront boardwalk traverses some of Wailea’s best real estate, where it is well known for its winding stone path stretching a little over three miles (roundtrip). The path stretches from Keawakapu Beach on the northern edge of Wailea and ends at the Makena border of Polo Beach.
While not exactly on the sandy shores itself, the Wailea Boardwalk Trail sits just above the sand. Although it is famously called the Wailea boardwalk, it is a winding stone path that hugs the edge of the coastline, twisting with every natural turn of mother Maui.
Best of all, the walk is free and open to the public. There are 5 access points from Keawawkapu Beach, Ulua Beach, Mokapu Beach, Wailea Beach, and Polo Beach.
The boardwalk stretches across some of Wailea’s famous beaches in this order:
- Mokapu beach below the Andaz
- Ulua Beach below Wailea Elua
- Wailea Beach below the Wailea Beach Villas
- Past the Wailea Point Coastline
- Polo Beach below the Polo Beach Club
The walk encapsulates varying views of three islands (not including West Maui): Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokini (the small, partially sunken volcanic crater between Maui and Kahoolawe).
Throughout the day, the boardwalk is filled with visitors and locals soaking up the Wailea sun. Not only is the boardwalk a great workout, but it is an awesome way to see some of Wailea’s best real estate, as well as, exploring Wailea’s most accessed beaches. Hotel guests will also the boardwalk to visit neighboring hotels for dinner or drinks.
The walk is also famous for chance encounters with celebrities who visit the Valley Isle. On rare occasions, we have had friends and family who have ran into famous celebrities and were even blessed with the opportunity for photos or a brief moment to chat!
Wailea Boardwalk Pros and Cons
- Easily accessible and clearly marked
- Can be completed in 1.5 hours or less
- Ocean views from the entire path
- Can be busy during peaks
- Narrow path and can be prone to flooding in certain areas
Our team has been blessed to have been part of this extraordinary community since its creation in 2005. Our real estate information office is located on site and is open 7 days a week. It truly brings a smile to my face meeting first time guests, return visitors, and full-time residences that love and embrace the Maui lifestyle.
We’d like to extend an invitation to you to feel free and stop by the on-site Ho’olei real estate information office, which is open daily, before the reservation desk, from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.