A favorite among local divers and snorkelers, Chang's Beach sets the perfect playground for those looking to explore the area, have a fun day in the sun, or simply partake in the beauty that Makena has to offer. Fronted by Makena Surf and other luxury Makena properties, beachgoers will enjoy an uncrowded beach rich in sealife (turtles can be seen on the beach from time to time) that stands in a class of itself.
When the surf is high, bodyboarders flock to Chang's Beach as conditions are ideal - yet during calm conditions, it offers some of the best snorkeling settings anywhere on Maui. The small cove on the south end of the beach features an off-shore reef where snorkelers and divers will observe plentiful of sea life and one of the most stunning reefs in Hawaii. Divers rejoice in exploring the large underwater cave system, but caution must be adhered as conditions are dangerous even for advanced divers. Chang's Beach is named after the Chang family, a well known family who owned and farmed the land; in fact, the "Five Graves" snorkeling spot is off-shore from the small graveyard of the namesake family. There is off-street parking by the public beach access at Makena Surf and additional paved parking near "Five Graves". Be cautious as Chang's Beach does not have lifeguards on duty. There are showers and picnic tables for the enjoyment of beach goers.