Maui can claim that it has some of the finest beaches in the world. In fact several have held the title of World’s Best Beach in some well known yearly beach ranking exposés. There are so many top notch beaches here that any Top Ten Ranking will leave out some incredible lesser known gems. So if you have the time and the wherewithal, do a little exploring on your own, and report back here in the comment section if you think we missed something worthwhile. The majority of the beaches are on the sunny leeward side of the island. This usually protected side can provide some calm and crystal clear waters for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. And there are times when there are waves for the more adventuresome surfers, body surfers, and “spongers.” But any beach in Hawaii deserves the utmost caution at all times. And if you are not experienced, and in one of the more remote locations, do not assume there is no danger as currents and rogue waves are always a possibility.