Maui Pictures - Polo Beach
Maui Pictures - Polo Beach - Polo Beach is located in the Wailea Resort community in front of the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, the one that looks like an Arabian castle. To get to Polo Beach Park, take a right after you pass the front entrance to the Kea Lani. At the bottom of the hill before the road veers left onto Makena Road, take a right into the public access parking lot.
There youíll find a grassy lawn with picnic facilities and rest rooms positioned above the beach. Polo Beach is a sliver of reddish white sand with lava outcroppings bordering each end. This side of the island has some of the clearest calmest waters for snorkeling.
Kayaking and snorkeling are excellent at the northern end of Polo Beach. It is also a great place to watch for whales as they often pass through the channels between Maui, Kahoolawe, and Lanai. There are stupendous views of Molokini Crater and the islands of Kahoolawe and Lanai. This is a resort area beach and does tend to get crowded so arrive early to get that killer spot.
Bio about Ron Dahlquist, Photographer of Polo Beach image:
Ron Dahlquist grew up in Southern California and began his career as a surf photographer. In the early 70ís, he moved to Colorado. He shot skiing in the winter and everything from rodeos to rafting in the summer. The diversity of each season in the Rocky Mountains brought endless creative opportunities. While living in Colorado, he also managed to take many trips to Hawaii to shoot the big surf. Even though Ron loved Colorado, he became captivated by the beauty and splendor of the islands. His photographs range from sports to sensitive pictures of the environment. He has won numerous awards throughout the years. This past year, he won "Best Sports Photo" and "Best in Show" in the Professional Photographer's of America photography contest. The previous year, his photograph of a surfer in the barrel of a wave won first place in the International Photography Awards, Sports Category.
Above image was photographed by Ron Dahlquist
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