Ulua Beach, Wailea Maui

Golden Sands of Ulua Beach, Maui

Ulua Beach tends to be described as “great,” “wonderful,” and even “my screen saver.” Known for its family-friendliness and excellent snorkeling, it is also one of those beaches that is just a joy to take in.

In the resort-filled and largely private Wailea area of Maui–where Ulua sits–one finds some of the most beautiful, well-kept beaches on the island. Of course all beaches are public access, as they are for all of us to enjoy and protect.

From the Photographer:

We stayed at the Wailea Marriott so went to this beach one afternoon. I like it better than Wailea beach as I find it to be less crowded and more peaceful.

“Ulua” means either a jack (or crevalle, a type of game fish), or sweetheart depending on the context. We’re not aware of the context here, so you can decide. Knowing that this is a terrific snorkeling spot that hosts the large fish near shore, we could argue for jack. But, one look at the picture and it is easy to understand that sweetheart fits as easily.

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About Kim Ortiz

"I love all aspects of photography. I love traveling, chihuahuas, and eating out. I love Hawaii and my dream is to be a photographer on the beautiful island of Maui or the Big Island. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II camera with a few professional lenses. My favorite are the 85mm F1.2LII and the 70-200mm F2.8L II. I love collecting lenses and attending workshops and conferences to continue to stand out as a photographer and keep with with the trends of high school portrait photography." Kim Ortiz Photography is a Castle Hills portrait photographer specializing in stylish, modern, and high fashion senior portrait experience, and family, pets and corporate headshot portraits. Located in Castle Hills near Carrollton, Coppell, Frisco, and Plano, Texas Kim Ortiz Photography is Castle Hills' most sought after senior portrait photographer