Have you ever dreamt of lying on a warm beach next to your significant other while gazing at a stunning tropical sunset? Make your dreams a reality when you read our suggestions for five of our favorite spots to watch the sunset on Maui. Are you ready? Read on, take notes, and book an unforgettable getaway with PMI Maui!
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5 Incredible Places to See a Sunset in Maui
Haleakala National Park
The first place that comes to mind when choosing the perfect spot to watch the sunset on Maui is the Haleakala National Park. It is one of the most scenic places on the island and offers one of the most stunning views in the world! Picture this: you’ve just hiked through a beautiful tropical forest and are now sitting on top of a volcano with the people you love most. The colors are vibrant purple and orange, endlessly spreading in the infinite horizon. On a cloudy day, you will feel like you’re floating on top of the world!
Alternatively, watch a Maui Sunrise…
When you visit Haleakala Crater, this majestic volcano literally means “House of the Sun” in Hawaiian. It boasts a summit rising 10,023 feet above sea level, which makes it the perfect location for your sunrise adventure!
Haleakala offers some of the most spectacular sunrise views on the planet. You’ll marvel at the explosion of colors against an island backdrop. We highly recommend the Maui Volcano Tour, which guides you to one of the most beautiful trails.
If you’re looking for that picture-perfect sunset shot, head to Kapalua Bay Beach. You can spend the day there enjoying the beach, dipping your toes in the ocean, and end the afternoon with a gorgeous sunset photoshoot session. When twilight comes, the rocky outcrops transform into a real-life water mirror! Suddenly, the surroundings melt into a pool of gold and purple, and you are left enchanted by this magical spectacle.
Keawakapu Beach is another fabulous beach where sunsets are enchanting. This isolated beach stretches for over a half mile, offering countless spots to lay a blanket and enjoy your better half in privacy. Have a picnic on the pristine white sand and watch the orange sun melt into the dark waves of the ocean. The mountains on the horizon play with light mesmerizingly, and the black shadows mix with the clouds. Experience it all from the comfort of your beach towel!
Lahaina Pali Trail
You have to earn your sunset on the Lahaina Pali Trail. You first have to hike 500 vertical feet from the Ukumehame trailhead to get to the viewpoint, but it’s worth every step! The panoramic view is breathtaking (probably the best on the island), and you can see whales from time to time. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight with you for the way back!
Another great place to see the Maui sunrise
Is on the Lahaina Pali Trail.
This adventure takes you on a 15-minute hike from the Ukumehame Trailhead to panoramic views of the white-capped ocean. Make sure you pack well for this expedition, and bring a headlamp! The trail is pretty steep and can be tricky to tackle in the dark.
The perks of choosing Lahaina Pali Trail over Haleakala are the lack of crowds and selfie sticks around you.
Po’olenalena Beach Park
Po’olenalena is another secret spot hidden between the South Maui resorts and the Big Beach area. Also known as Chang’s Beach, it’s a perfect evening spot to watch a gorgeous Maui sunset. Here is your chance to immortalize your Hawaiian vacation in front of an electric orange sky!
Find the Perfect Vacation Spot with PMI Maui!
Are you excited about all the gorgeous sunsets you’re going to watch on Maui? Good! Now, all you need to do is find the perfect place to come home to. Luckily for you, PMI Maui offers an array of fabulous condos for you and your loved ones! Browse our selection today and find the one that best suits your needs. From one-bedroom love nests to spacious properties for the entire family, you’re sure to find what you are looking for. Did we mention all our units come with elegant décor, modern amenities, and beautiful garden and ocean views? They’re also ideally located near the top attractions on Maui!