One of Maui’s most beautiful red sand beaches is Ka’iahalulu Beach, near Hana. Ka’iahalulu’s sand is striking against the tumultuous turquoise ocean. This secluded bay is a phenomenal place to relax and watch the waves pound along the beach.
The beach is remote, first requiring the 2- to 3-hour drive to Hana and then a moderate hike. As you make the walk, don’t be fooled by the first red sand beachlette that you see, this bigger beach is farther down the path.
Take note that the beach’s secluded nature provides the ideal environment for an occasional nude sun-bather. Also beware that the wave action here is high and extreme caution must be taken if you get in the water.
Looking over the red sand and gray rim of Haleakala on the summit of Maui, the snow-covered summit of Hawaii’s Big Island, Mauna Kea can be seen in the distance peaking above the clouds. read more
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A short hike south of Hana, Maui takes you to this view point right before dropping down to the beautiful red sand Kaihalulu Beach. read more
On a calm day Ka’iahalulu, the red sand beach near Hana, Maui, two women wade into light blue waters to cool off from the warm Hawaiian sun as clothes hang in a nearby tree. read more
Ka’iahalulu Beach, near Hana, Maui stuns onlookers with dark red sand against a moving turquoise backdrop. read more
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