- The list below includes 154 free or cheap things to do in or near Wailea, Hawaii, including 65 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Other Entertainment, Kayaking and Walking Trails.
- From Keawakapu Beach to Ulua Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wailea and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wailuku, Kula, Makawao and Kahului.
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Native Hawaiians and tourists rank Keawakapu as among the state's best swimming beaches. Its fine-grained sand is devoid of sharp rocks and litter, and the water is sparkling, clean and warm.
95% 431 votes
The warm, calm waters of Ulua Beach are wonderful for wimming, surfing and snorkeling. Free parking is available. The beach features restrooms and shower stalls. The dense sand and large shallow area make Ulua Beach a terrific place to swim and play with children.
97% 233 votes
Watch the kids build sandcastles or float atop the salty water of the ocean at Maluaka Beach. The clean beach is a wonderful spot to catch a few rays and a few waves.
97% 103 votes
Between the Kea Lani Hotel and the Kiawe thicket, Wailea, HI MoreLess Info
With the help of a paved path, the Coastal Nature Trail is a popular place for walking and jogging along the coast of Wailea. It is 1.5 miles from start to finish with specialty landscaping that showcases the rare plants of Hawaii.
90% 212 votes
Also called Mokulea, Polo Beach is located in Waialua. It is a great destination for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and boogie boarding. Polo Beach is also one of Hawaii's best kitesurfing locations.
94% 62 votes
A peaceful quarter mile sandy waterfront, Oneloa Beach is a local favorite for residents. The uncrowded shores looks upon a shallow reef where visitors can snorkel among wildlife or they can dive from cliffs into deep water.
88% 310 votes
Wailea Alanui Rd., Wailea, HI MoreLess Info
Famous as an unofficial nudist haven, Little Beach is also popular among clothed beachgoers. Public nudity is technically forbidden in Hawaii, but this law is rarely enforce on Little Beach. Use discretion when travelling with children.
91% 35 votes
Makena Road, Wailea, HI MoreLess Info
Snorkelers can often be found exploring around the rocky point near Palau'ea Beach. Swimmers also enjoy the sandy, gently sloping bottom of the ocean near this more secluded beach for swimming.
92% 38 votes
Grab your snorkeling gear and spend some time exploring Mokapu Beach Park, in Maui. Lava rock formations crop up near the shore, while the surf is sandy and gently slopes making it ideal for swimming in calmer waters.
100% 329 votes
Polo Beach, Wailea, HI 96753 MoreLess Info
Several different tour packages can be accessed through Paddle On! Maui. The main service is a stand up paddle board tour along the Wailea Coastline, but they also offer hiking tours and whale watching adventures.