View South Maui Beaches in a larger map This is the area from Ma'alaea Bay and Kihei to Wailea and Makena. The south side is considered the desert side of the island and is more arid. There is less rainfall on this side of the island, and the ideal locations for a sunset ceremony or reception are on the South Side of Maui.
Minimal fee required for State permit for an event on any public beach or park. All of the listed beaches are sandy (unless otherwise stated) with rock formations and foliage to create beautiful wedding memories and photographs.
Ahihi Kina'u Natural Reserve (La Perouse Bay) ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii Ahihi Kina'u is at the end of the Makena Road. It is a very rocky area formed by Haleakala's last eruption over 200 years ago. Because of the rough terrain, we recommend it for small wedding parties who are very agile. There is ample parking, but no public restrooms.
Keawakapu Beach ~ Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Keawakapu is a sandy beach in front of mostly private homes on the south end and three resorts on the north end. Mana Kai Resort, Kihei Surfside, Hale Hui Kai, and the Best Western. It is on the south end of Kihei Road. This wedding site is good for moderate size wedding parties. It has a large parking lot, but the public restrooms are at a nearby restaurant.
Makena Surf North & South ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
This beach is also called Heart Rock Beach because of the rocks that come ashore which seem to be shaped like hearts. It is busy during the day, but quiet around sunset.
• South Makena Surf is best during low tides. The south beach is only for small weddings of no more than a dozen including service providers. It has limited parking and no public restrooms.
• North Makena Surf is great anytime and is good for any size wedding party. However the parking is limited and there are no public restrooms.
Malu'aka Beach, North ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
This lovely beach is north of the Maui Prince Resort. It is a lovely wedding ceremony location for any time of the day. This wedding site is good for moderate size wedding parties. It has limited parking, and public restrooms. It is a short walk to the beach from the parking lot.
Malu'aka Beach, South ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
At South Malu'aka beach you have several choices of lovely back drops for a sunset wedding, including an old Kukui nut tree. It is located at the south end of the Maui Prince Resort. However, there is construction underway in front of the park and beach. We will verify construction status for the date of your wedding. This wedding site is good for moderate size wedding parties. It has a large parking lot, and public restrooms.
Oneloa Beach & Pu'u Ola'i Beach (Big Beach & Little Beach) ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
The State of Hawaii prohibits commercial activity on these beaches, therefore, it is not a suitable wedding site.
Pa'ako Beach (Makena Cove, aka "Secret Cove") ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
This beach can be very busy during the day. This wedding site is only for small weddings of no more than a dozen including service providers. It has limited parking and no public restrooms.
Pa'ipu Beach ~ Maui, Hawaii
Pa'ipu Beach is next to Po'olenalena Beach and shares the parking lot which is a well packed dirt-sand lot. This wedding site does take some agility to get to and not all officiants and entertainers can do it. This beach is a gorgeous stretch of yellow-sand and may offer some privacy. Due to the path being just a bit rocky and not obvious to find unless you know it, this site is rarely busy. If it is busy, we can move to Po'olenalena. It is large enough for moderate size wedding parties. There are porta-potty restrooms.
Palauea Beach ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
A wonderful little beach for small wedding parties. It is also known as White Rock and is off of Makena Road south of Polo Beach. There is not a paved path so it is best to save your high heels for the restaurant. Parking is along side of the road and there are no public restrooms.
Po'olenalena Beach ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
This sandy beach is good for wedding ceremonies during low tide. It shares its parking lot with Pa'ipu Beach. This wedding site is good for small to moderate size wedding parties. It has a large dirt parking lot, and porta-potty restroom.
Polo Beach ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Polo Beach is in front of the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort. This wedding site is only for small weddings of no more than a dozen including service providers. It has a large parking lot and public restrooms.
Ulua Beach Park ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Ulua beach is in front of the Wailea Elua Condominiums and Wailea Beach Villas. It is a beautiful beach, especially for sunset and early morning wedding ceremonies. However, the former Marriott Renaissance will be undergoing construction soon. We will verify construction status for the date of your wedding. This wedding site is only for small weddings of no more than a dozen including service providers. It has two parking lots that can become very busy and public restrooms.
Wailea Beach ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
This wedding site is between the Four Seasons Resort & Spa and the Grand Wailea Resort. The beach is very busy during the day, but quieter around sunset. This wedding site is good for moderate size wedding parties. It has a small parking lot, and public restrooms.
Public Parks, South Maui
~ The South Maui gardens and parks listed below are ‘beach’ parks, therefore also requiring the proper permits.
Charley Young Beach Park ~ Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Charley Young Beach Park offers a grassy knoll overlooking the ocean. This small intimate area adjoins Kamaole I (beach) Park in Kihei. We do not recommend this location for weddings; there are more suitable parks in the area. It has a small parking lot.
Kalepolepo Beach Park ~ Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
This little beach is next to the Maui Sunset Condominiums in north Kihei. It is a very small beach, but has a nice grassy area that is rarely busy. It is good for moderate size wedding parties. There is a small parking lot and public restrooms.
Malu'aka Garden Park ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
This is a privately owned Garden Park and is currently unavailable.
Polo Beach Park ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Polo Beach Park is next to the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort. This beach park also has a great little grassy picnic area that has an overlook that is nice for a very small party. Depending on weather and season, this park often has a beautiful white sand beach, sometimes with easy access and other times not accessible at all. It has a large parking lot and public restrooms.
Wailea Lawn ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Adjacent to Wailea beach is a grassy lawn area that rises to a hill overlooking the ocean and Wailea Beach surrounded by tall palm trees. This wedding site is good for small to moderate size wedding parties. Local residents do like to claim the knoll for themselves. We may have to move down the way a bit. If not occupied, it is a nice place for a wedding. It has a small parking lot, and public restrooms.
Wailea Point ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Above Wailea Beach is a small intimate grassy overlook. It has a view of Wailea Beach. It is a short walk from the Wailea Lawn along the path in front of the Four Seasons Maui Resort and Spa. This wedding site is only big enough for the bride and groom, a couple of guests and a few service providers. It has a small parking lot, and public restrooms.
Restaurants, Gardens & Other Facilities ~ Fees may apply
Five Palms Restaurant ~ Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
The Five Palms Restaurant is oceanfront next to Keawakapu Beach, and inside the Mana Kai Beach Resort. It is great for a ceremony that will have a reception or for the couple who want to be on a beautifully manicured lawn. If you and your wedding party are dining at the restaurant, there are no fees for using its grounds. If your party is staying on the South Side this is the ideal for simplicity.
Maui Tropical Plantation ~ Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii
Maui Tropical Plantation is a working farm, but you would never know it. There is a market, restaurant, and gorgeous gardens. It has a gazebo that overlooks a lake and can hold about 60 people. We can install a tent for shade and larger weddings. It is best for morning ceremonies. Being in the Iao Valley, it has light to medium cloud cover in the afternoon, especially in the fall to spring. It has an area that can be rain safe just in case.
This wedding facility is great for any size wedding with ample parking and restrooms. There are fees for the use of the site, depending on the size of the wedding party and the number of chairs used. We can bring in a cake. If you want a champagne toast, it will be ordered from the restaurant.
Gannon's & Molokini Lookout ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Gannon's Restaurant is on Wailea's Gold & Emerald Course Golf Clubs. There are several beautiful grassy areas to choose from or choose the lookout. It has lush green rolling hills, beautiful ocean views, a waterfall, a pond, and lovely tropical foliage. This is a great wedding site for wedding parties over twenty in number, especially those wishing to have the ceremony and reception in the same locale. There are areas to move to in the event of rain. There is ample parking and restrooms. There are fees for the use of the site, depending on the size of the wedding party. We can bring in a cake.
Wailea Ocean View Weddings & Receptions ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
The Wedding Knoll at the Wailea Ocean View is actually the Seawatch Restaurant and grounds. See above description.
Wailea Vista Gazebo ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
This wedding site is at the Diamond Resort. It has great views and a back up location in case of rain. Fifty white lawn chairs are included in the base fee. We can have an outside cake and catering, but the beverages need to come from the resort's bar. There is plenty of parking and restrooms.
~ Fees may apply
Keawala'i Congregational Church ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
Built around 1845 from white coral and lava rock this is still an active church with services each Sunday in the Hawaiian language. It is on the ocean and has a sandy cove. The church is surrounded by Ti plants which the Hawaiians believe keep out evil. Forbes magazine listed this church amongst one of the 10 greatest places to get married. This church is a available for non-denominational weddings. This wedding site holds 120 persons. 5300 Makena Road. Fees apply.
Keolahou Congregational Hawaiian Church ~ Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
This is another active church available for non-denominational weddings in the center of Kihei. 177 S Kihei Rd. Fees apply.
Wailea Seaside Chapel ~ Wailea, Maui, Hawaii ~ non-denominational
This wedding chapel is a part of the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa. The chapel overlooks the ocean and has air conditioning. The chapel's bells will ring to announce your wedding. There is a nearby gazebo also available. There is ample parking and restrooms. Fees apply.
Honua Kai Lani Estate aka Sugarman Estate ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
This secluded ocean front home is located on 3.5 acres of oceanfront property near the aquatic reserve of Ahihi Bay, this privately gated wedding estate located on the south side of Maui, includes 300 feet of shoreline, a small cove with snorkeling access, wedding gazebo, shaded by massive trees and palms. This venue can comfortably accommodate larger wedding ceremonies and receptions, of up to 1,000 guests (must shuttle guests in and rent port-a-potties if count is over 50). Your bridal party can get dressed and prepare for your special wedding day on the property. Overnight accommodations including a modest bungalow style 5 bedroom and 3 bath cottage are available upon request. This wonderful estate is oceanfront. It has large sloping lawns. The house is available for the bridal party dressing. This estate can handle wedding parties up to 500. Fees apply.
Simply Makena Estate ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
This oceanfront Garden Oasis is a favorite for weddings and intimate gatherings nestled in a secluded bay on Maui's North Shore. Simply Makena offers panoramic views og the Pacific, the West Maui mountains and the neighboring islands. Fees apply.
Kukahiko Estate ~ Makena, Maui, Hawaii
Kukahiko Estate is ideal for small dinner parties, wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions. This custom designed modern home combines contemporary with tasteful island style decor. Located on a private cove. Fees apply.