D.T. Fleming Beach
Because the current can be quite strong, this charming, mile-long sandy cove is better for sunbathing than for swimming or water sports. Still, it's one of the island's most popular beaches. It's a perfect spot to watch the spectacular Maui sunsets, and there are picnic tables and grills. Part of the beach runs along the front of the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua—a good place to grab a cocktail and enjoy the view. Amenities: lifeguard, parking (no fee), showers, toilets. Best for: sunset; walking.