Best Places to Elope in Maui – Po’olenalena Beach Highlight

August 6, 2020


Po’olenalena Beach is a gorgeous place to elope in Maui that you have to see to believe. With glistening golden sand and vivid aquamarine waters, this beach has everything tropical dreams are made of! Keep reading for all the details on what makes Po’olenalena truly spectacular.

With lava rock embankments and leggy palms, there’s a backdrop for every vibe and mood. Situated on the south side, this shore rarely sees a rainy day, although it’s been known to have a rainbow… or two!

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Po’olenalena Beach Location Details

This gorgeous shore to elope in Maui is located in the heart of Wailea, just down the road from Gannon’s restaurant. With two unique sides to the shore, there’s sure to be a backdrop that’s perfect for you!

  • 5 minutes from Wailea
  • 1.5 hours from the Lahaina area

There’s plenty of parking in the unpaved parking lot. You can easily find the lot by taking a right turn off Makena Drive. Our coordinator will meet you near the lot and guide you to the spots that will best showcase the vibe you’re going for. There’s plenty of variety at this location to elope in Maui, so let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll seek out perfect photo opportunities.

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elope in maui
elope in maui

Po’olenalnea Beach is such a sweet setting to elope in Maui, but it can easily accommodate up to 30 guests thanks to its ample parking and spaciousness. Your guests will appreciate how close it is to Wailea & Kihei, but it’s less crowded than some of the beaches right in front of the resorts!

Afterwards it’s an easy drive to a Wailea restaurant to celebrate with your group after your seaside nuptials!

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Other Considerations

  • This beach can get busy, but we’re usually able to find a fairly secluded spot.
  • With plenty of greenery and rock formations, this beach to elope in Maui is truly a gem!
  • Sunsets here are often vivid and enchanting, with a perfect view of the sun setting into the horizon.
  • A rustic forest offers unique backdrops for those seeking a more wild feel.
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elope in maui
elope in maui
elope in maui

With gorgeous sunsets and vividly blue mornings, Po’olenalena is a Maui treasure! To see more of this gorgeous location to elope in Maui, click here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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