Where Is Sugar Beach?

Maui is home to many beautiful beaches, but one beach, in particular, gets all the compliments: Sugar Beach.

Sugar Beach in Maui is a luxury oceanfront condominium which is located in Kihei, Hawaii.

Palm trees and the ocean against a beautiful Maui sunset on Sugar Beach Kihei Hawaii

What is Sugar Beach?

Sugar Beach is a stretch of beach in Maui—simple enough, right?

There are few things as spectacular as Sugar Beach, where the water is clear and the white sand is clean.

The sunsets at Sugar Beach Maui are breathtaking, with the deep blue ocean, beautiful puffy clouds, and the Haleakala Mountain Range in the background.

If you plan your visit for a late afternoon you’ll be rewarded with an amazing sunset over Sugar Beach.

The best place to watch a sunset at Sugar Beach Maui is either on the rock wall overlooking the ocean or on one of the comfy lounge chairs on the sand.

How to Get to Sugar Beach?

You’ll find Sugar Beach Maui just south of Kihei, Hawaii, just off South Kihei Rd.

From Kihei, you can take a leisurely drive down to Sugar Beach, or bike along the path to Sugar Beach. Either way, it’s an easy journey from Lahaina and Kahului airport.

Or, just stay at Sugar Beach Resort

Also right next to the beach is Sugar Beach Resort, the easiest place to stay for beach access. The resort is a few minutes walk from Whalers Village, an outdoor shopping center with restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.

It’s nine miles away from the Kahului Airport and 25 miles from Maalaea Harbour. It’s idyllic for honeymooners who want to have a secluded beach vacation. The rooms are located in a beachfront home, and some even have private pools or hot tubs.

What is there to do at Sugar Beach?

Sugar Beach Maui is located in the heart of Kihei. This area has several shops and other exciting activities to enjoy.

The main shops are…

  • Royal Hawaiian Antiques,
  • Java Kai,
  • and Maui Coffee Roasting Company.

There is also a large collection of art galleries, clothing stores, and much more.

Sightseeing at Sugar Beach

The most exciting thing to do at Sugar Beach Maui is sightseeing. See panoramic views of mountains, waterfalls, and the ocean.

If you prefer an active vacation then take up horseback riding on your trip to Sugar Beach Maui. Explore beautiful trails along the beach or venture out to nearby trails along the coastline of Kihei.

Or, enjoy parasailing over the ocean for an aerial view.

Other Activities at Sugar Beach

If you want to play golf look no further than Sugar Beach Golf Course. The course has challenging greens as well as spectacular views.

For island art lovers, there is even an Island Art Party where you can paint a picture of Maui to take home as a souvenir.

Lastly, guided tours are an excellent way to get more information about the various landmarks that make up Maui.

How safe is Sugar Beach Maui?

As far as beaches, Sugar Beach is as safe as it gets, except you should know that there are no lifeguards on Maui.

Still Sugar Beach is a safe place for kids to roam and enjoy splashing in the water. It’s also such a long beach that it doesn’t get too crowded, so it’s great for family walks along the beach.

There are usually parts of Sugar Beach that are less populated after sunset, so it is recommended that you stick to the more crowded areas while you are walking by yourself.

Maui With Kids Travel Guide pamphlet
And if you’re traveling to Maui with kids check out the Maui With Kids Travel Guide, from our friends at Hawaii Travel With Kids.

Is there a fee for Sugar Beach Maui?

Sugar Beach Resort in Maui does not charge a resort fee.

And Sugar Beach is one of the few resorts on Maui that does not have additional parking fees.

What Water Activities are at Sugar Beach?

Sugar Beach is nestled on Maalaea Bay, on Maui’s longest stretch of uninterrupted shoreline. It’s the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, canoe paddling, or just relaxing.

The sunsets are famous and it’s a great place to watch for whales (in December) or swim with green sea turtles.

Moreover, after a day of fun in the sun and surfing or sightseeing adventures around the island, you can return to Sugar Beach Resort to enjoy its oceanfront swimming pool, whirlpool spa, wading pool, sundeck, putting green, and sauna.

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