Top ChoiceBeach in Waiʻanapanapa State Park

Paʻiloa Beach

The small beach here is a stunner – hands down the prettiest black-sand beach on Maui. Walk on down, sunbathe, enjoy. But if you jump in, be very cautious. It has a vicious shore dump and undertow, with a bottom...

Cave in Waiʻanapanapa State Park

Lava Caves

A 10-minute loop path north of the beach parking lot leads to a pair of freshwater lava-tube caves. Their garden-like exteriors are draped with ferns, while their interiors harbor deep spring-fed pools with...

Natural Feature in Waiʻanapanapa State Park

Blowhole

When the sea is ferocious, on the early part of the Piʻilani Trail and just north of Pa'iloa Beach you'll find this dramatic blowhole (it's signposted). Connected to a submerged cave, it violently spews water out...