On the shining south shore of Maui, Hawaii, Wailea Beach is a golden crescent beach, shielded at each point, making the calm waters within calm and swimmer friendly. The beach is flat, perfect for sunbathing. The sunsets are unparalleled, the golf is nearby and the swimming is fantastic.
Every winter 80 per cent of the world’s humpback whale population swim 3000 miles from Alaska to bask in the warm, shallow waters off the Hawaiian coast. Wailea is the perfect place to see them. You can take a whale-watching kayak from Lahaina Harbor if you want a closer look.
Snorkeling is great here, the fish are multi-coloured, fascinating and profuse in the shallows. Just stroll in and look down…
Molokini is a sunken crater, now a marine sanctuary with a coral floor. It is three miles off the coast and famously features an abundance of fish in the incredibly crystal waters. Try ‘Scooter Diving’, handheld motors that let you scoop and skim in underwater loops, it’s great fun. You get a sensation similar to that of swimming with dolphins, rather like hanging onto a fin and getting dragged around the ocean.
Submarine Diving is available in Maui, for those who prefer not to swim but still love to see the spectacular marine life available in the spectacular Hawaiian Islands. These diving trips are a great way to see the unbelievable underwater population. There are schools offering 2 hour lessons on surfing techniques for those who want to brave the Hawaiian surf, the most famous in the world.
The award-winning Wailea Golf Resort is reputed to be the very best the Islands have to offer. There are three 18 hole championship courses, Blue, Emerald and Gold. Hawaiians are passionately proud of their outstanding golf facilities and the hospitality offered en clubhouse is excellent.
The charm of Hawaii in the winter of course is the sunshine, you can still spend hours on the beach in the sun and swimming in the sea before taking the rest of the day to shop, play golf, sight see or just hang around your lanai with a tall cocktail until the sun goes down.
Take a look at www.selectholidayvillas.com for a selection of Hawaiian properties and a detailed profile of Wailea Beach.