Yin and Yang Beach Destinations: Wailea Beach and Little Beach – Maui, Hawaii
Yin and yang beach destinations are beaches that are close to each other geographically, but worlds apart in character and mood. These destinations provide simple, inexpensive options for groups traveling together who may have different interests as well as people who like variety when they travel.
Wailea Beach is a well-known Maui beach fronted by two luxury hotels, the Four Seasons and Grand Wailea. Little Beach is also a well-known Maui beach for a much different reason. It’s one of Maui’s two nude beaches. The other is Red Sand Beach in remote Hana. You should know that public nudity is illegal in Maui, however, the law is rarely enforced at Little Beach.
The physical distance between Wailea Beach and Little Beach is tiny since they’re less than 3 miles apart, or approximately a 5 minute drive.
Wailea Beach happens to be one of my personal favorite beaches. There are numerous activities and amenities available at the beach in addition to the fact that it’s simply a beautiful beach.
Little Beach is part of Makena State Park along with Big Beach and Black Sand Beach. Little Beach is the smallest of the 3 beaches, but because it is a nude beach it’s the most crowded since virtually everyone who wants to nude sunbathe goes there. The good news is that it attracts few gawkers and is generally a laid back place for all visitors.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin
Wailea Beach photos courtesy of Lisa Dworkin
Crowded Little Beach photo courtesy of http://tinyurl.com/4g4g9vs
Little Beach from the ocean photo courtesy of http://tinyurl.com/49uscg9
Aerial photo of Big and Little Beaches courtesy of http://tinyurl.com/4p7l5xe