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The Tiny Beach Town In Hawaii You’ve Never Heard Of But Need To Visit

The Hawaiian Islands are ultimately known for one thing: the phenomenal beaches that stretch on for miles – Hawaii is home to 750 miles of stunning coastline, after all. Even better than world-class beaches? The charming beachside towns that have formed near these exceptional beaches. And while we love Haleiwa, Kailua-Kona, Paia, and Hanalei as much as the next person, there’s one tiny little beach town on the island of Maui that deserves a little recognition: Maalaea.

Located on Maui’s western coast between Lahaina and Kihei, Maalaea is home to a sleepy seaside community of just 350 residents, a dozen vacation rentals, and striking scenery. The one thing Maalaea doesn’t have: a ton of tourists or the hustle and bustle of nearby resort towns. Here are seven amazing places you’ll want to add to your Maalaea itinerary:

If you love this beautiful little beach town, you’ll want to check out these 11 picturesque waterfront towns in Hawaii as well as these 10 beachside communities.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.