Makena Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Maui. It is on the south side of the island. We took a morning snorkeling tour departing from there to Molokini. It was such a fun experience. I highly recommend the early morning tour (6AM), as there won't be anyone in Molokini except for those on your boat. Afterward, spend some time in Makena Beach and go snorkeling. You might see sea turtles! There are lots of resorts in the area, next time we return to Maui we would definitely consider staying there instead of Lahaina (which was lovely as well).