It is difficult to imagine a more beautiful place to vacation than Hawaii. With its beautifully colored sandy beaches, kind and beautiful people and picturesque views, Hawaii is a cornucopia of beautiful wonders. Hawaii being the beautiful place that it is, there are a plethora of vacation spots on every island. Kamaole Park 1 is one of the many beaches on Maui. Whether you are vacationing with your friends, family or your significant other, it is the perfect spot. On Maui, there are three stretches of beach that tourists love to visit. These three south Maui beaches are often called a shortened version of their names, Kam i, Kam ii and Kam iii.

Where is Kamaole?

Kamaole is located on the island of Maui, in a village called Kihei. The park is labeled and easy to find on South Kihei Rd.

Popular beach park

While it is split up into three beaches, Kam 1 is the largest. It is a very good place for swimming and snorkeling. You can snorkel on the other beaches but Charley Young Beach which is on the north end of Kam 1 is much better for it and very popular among the locals. But because it is further away from parking, the lifeguard station and beach facilities tourists don’t utilize it. So if you want a little more privacy or you want to be among the locals than you may want to venture a little further north and do some exploring. There is also a large grassy park attached to the beach, which is great for families who want to have a picnic.

Things to Do

There are a plethora of things to be done on or near Kam 1, it just depends on what you like. If the purpose of your vacation is pure relaxation at the beach, then you can do that. Find a spot on the white sand, take in the beauty and let your cares roll away. Or if the beach is not enough to relieve your stress there are spas close to Kam 1 that may do the trick. If you are much more adventurous and came to explore, book an excursion, like snorkeling among the lava rock in the ocean, boat tours, and kayak tours. There are also water sports if you are adventurous enough like boogie boarding and surfing.

Or if you want to have a picnic, you can find picnic tables in the grassy park to enjoy your lunch and watch the waves.


If you can find a hotel close enough to Kam i, it comes with free parking. The Maui Coast Hotel is right across the street. You could leave your car in the hotel parking lot and just walk to the beach. If that is not an option for you, Kam 1 has the main parking area in front of the beach, on the street and a lot for any overflow. The parking is also free so you can enjoy your time at the beach and not have to worry about getting a ticket.

Hotels/places to stay

There are plenty of hotels on the island of Maui that will fulfill your needs whatever they may be. When trying to decide what hotel you should choose, take a close look at the amenities and figure out your reasons for being on the island. If your main purpose is to relax and enjoy Kam 1 then Maui Coast Hotel may be the best option for you. It is right across the street from the park. The Maui Coast Hotel offers friendly staff and great amenities such as free parking, pool, and poolside bar and a tennis court. If you and your family want a more home away from home vacation, then Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea is for you. This hotel offers a condo feel with a kitchenette, grocery shopping service, and ocean views. It is only 2.5 miles from Kam 1.

How to get there

Planes and cruise ships stop in Maui. If you are arriving by plane then you will land at the Kahului Airport or OGG. From there it is a short drive to the park depending on the method used. If you are in a car or use the shuttle it is about a 25-minute drive. If you ride the bus be prepared to take a scenic 2-hour ride to Kam 1 but it would be a nice way to see more of the island.