Po’olenalena Beach, also known as Paipu Beach, stretches out in front of the Makena Surf Resort and provides our guests with a wonderful place to sunbathe, build sand castles, boogie board and snorkel.
The beach is a 2-minute walk from the door of our condo. You will quickly be drawn in by the soft sand on your toes, the gentle and melodic crashing of small waves, and the view of blue water fading into the silhouettes of other islands, with a sailboat or two inbetween. What you don’t immediately realize is that just off the shore is one of the best snorkeling areas in the area, fondly known as Turtle Town. These beautiful sea creatures can always be found swimming around the point and sometimes even surprising you with a visit right by the shore! While the turtles steal the show, other beautiful sea creatures are also tucked into the coral.
In the winter and early spring, be sure to pay attention when your head is underwater- you just might be treated to the sound of a whale singing as they swim by in deeper waters.