Sugar Beach is a picturesque vacation spot located on the shores of Maalaea Bay. Its soft, golden sand provides miles of beach for visitors to enjoy, perfect for activities such as swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding and even whale watching.  For runners, or those that like long beach walks, this is the best spot on Maui.

Sugar Beach Kihei Maui


Winter sunsets are particularly stunning here and can be seen over the horizon next to Lanai island. Whether it’s romantic walks along the beach, relaxing with friends and family or getting a workout in by running, surfing or paddling around the coastline, this Maui hotspot is sure to delight all who visit.

Sugar Beach

So why stay here?

At the Sugar Beach Resort, you get 5 acres of beautifully landscaped property and oceanfront views, right in the heart of South Maui’s stunning shoreline. You can relax and unwind in our chemical-free saline pool or entertain yourself with a barbeque by the ocean. Every condo unit has its own view of the Pacific Ocean, providing breathtaking sunsets and salty sea air. Plus, it’s all at an affordable rate.

Sugar Beach Resort

North Kihei is an often-overlooked region, located just south of Ma’alaea and north of Wailea. Not only do you escape the crowds, but you also get the convenience of being close to both Wailea and Lahaina.  Everything is a quick drive from this central spot.  It’s a great place to relax and enjoy some outdoor activities, with its golden beaches and blue waters lapping against the shoreline. Here are a few suggestions for things to do in North Kihei:

For a laid-back beach day, find your own empty spot along Sugar Beach.  You can walk for miles without having to stop.  Find your spot with shade, then sunbathe, boogieboard, frisbee, make a sand castle, or whatever you and your family are into.  Keep in mind some of the most prestigious canoe clubs run from over here, so you could potentially get a ride!

If you’re looking for something more active than sunbathing, why not try stand-up paddleboarding? The calm waters of North Kihei make it perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. If you don’t have your own board, there are plenty of rentals nearby that offer SUP lessons too.

For nature lovers, Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal spot for bird-watching or exploring the diverse wetlands ecosystem. In addition to being home to migratory birds from all over North America (and even some from Alaska!), visitors can walk along the bridges and paths and read highlights about the native flora and fauna species unique to Hawaii.

Kealia Pond