Little Beach (Makena Beach) is Maui's only nude/clothing optional beach and a primary gay destination for visitors and locals alike. It is located on the South Shore of Maui, about a 15 minutes drive from the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort. It is a small, pristine beach that is very gay friendly. It is a great place to meet other gay travelers, socialize and you don't have to worry about tan lines. Every Sunday there is a large gathering of alternative lifestyles celebrating life in paradise. There is a drum circle and as the sun sets, the fire dancers come out! If you are on Maui on a Sunday, we definitely recommend checking this out. The front desk staff will be happy to show you how to get here once you arrive at the Resort.
From Sunseeker, turn left on South Kihei Road from Wailana Place toward Wailea. Just past the Maui Lu Resort, turn left at the sign marked “ To Piilani Highway”. Turn right on the Piilani Highway, route #31, toward Kihei/Makena. Turn right at the end of the highway. At the traffic signal turn left (Wailea Alanui Rd.). One mile past the Makena Resort, look for the yellow emergency telephone #17 (on left). Turn right at the sign for Makena State Park and park in the lot if space is available, or along the parking lot access road. Big Beach is directly ahead as you face the water. To reach Little Beach, walk north (to the right) to the end of Big Beach and climb up the lava-flow trail and down the other side to Little Beach.