To get to Maha’ulepu Beach you’ll have to take a beautiful beach stroll along the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, or drive down a rough, rutted out, old dirt road in your car. No brainer, right? There is a treat not to miss on this trail as you’re nearing the two-mile point.
Just before reaching Maha'ulepu Beach, you'll be approaching the Makauwahi Cave Reserve, the largest limestone cave found in Hawaii. The Makauwahi Sinkhole is the main attraction here and is accessible not far from the trail. To get there, turn left when you reach a small stream and follow the trail to a small entrance in the wall on the north side of the sinkhole. If the gate is open, you’re welcome to explore. Guided tours are available for visitors from 9am to 2pm on Sunday and other times if volunteers are present.
Maha’ulepu Beach is located just past the Makauwahi Cave Reserve area after getting back on the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. It is a raw, untamed yet equally stunning beach. It boasts a majestic long stretch of dazzling white sand, a beautiful piece of secluded shoreline bordered by high sand dunes and sea cliffs. Ironwood trees offer a nice shady area for relaxing. It has excellent snorkeling opportunities when conditions cooperate. Further down the beach is Kawailoa Bay, a popular spot for windsurfing and kite surfing.