The beautiful Hulopo’e Beach, located on Lanai’s southern coast is the island’s finest golden sand beach. Its lovely public park is looked after by the same gardeners who manicure the Four Seasons Hotel nearby.
Getting to the Hulopo’e Beach from Lahaina in Maui
Lanai is a beautiful island, the most central of the Hawaii islands, famous by its Munro red dirt trail. We would have loved to go on the trail, but not having a car in Hawaii limits you to what you can do on the islands. We rented a car on all other island that we visited except Lanai, to us this was a day off on the beach.
It’s easy to get to Lanai from Maui, you can get a public ferry from Lahaina town. You should be able to buy tickets on the day, that’s what we did. To board the ferry, go to the public loading dock in front of Pioneer Inn.
Don’t miss the last boat from Lanai back to Maui, we nearly did! To get back to Maui, board the ferry at the public loading dock at Manele Harbor. Last boat leaves Lanai at 6.45pm. Tickets cost $30 USD per person one way.
Once you dock in Lanai, less than 10 minute walk from the ferry port you will find the best beach on the island.
Hulopo’e Beach in Lanai
The white sand beach is absolutely gorgeous, it’s long and broad and never gets too crowded. This protected beach is great for swimming and snorkelling, however, during the winter months, the ocean gets rougher. We visited the beach in February and it was perfectly calm, just our luck!
The public Hulopo’e Beach Park has picnic tables and provides a great shade from the sun. There is also a WC. Make sure you have some food and drink with you before heading to the beach. There are no cafes or food trucks around the beach, at least we couldn’t find any.
We had a lazy day on this beautiful beach, rolling in the sunshine, reading and walking along the sandy shoreline. Another perfect day in paradise.
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