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Kapalua Beach

Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Kapalua
Type: Beaches
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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140 reviews 140 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

One of the many wonderful beaches in Maui and a place that I will always have dear in my heart since we got married here. That means I will be back one day and luckily be able to re-experience this lovely beach.

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Kamloops, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Get here early or be prepared to park on the street and walk. This bay is great for snorkelling especially along the far side near the beach shop. The reef is quite close to the shore and it can be very murky water right near the shore where the waves crash. go out a bit further and it clears up.... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We often stay in Kapalua, so we can walk or drive down to this perfect little spot. Parking is limited, so we often go early, before 8:00 AM (way better snorkling early morning anyway!). It's a perfect little crescent shaped beach, usually protected from waves and swell. Clear clean water, good snorkling in the middle reef or (I prefer) out... More

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Tucson
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274 reviews 274 reviews
164 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Ka'anapali is our first choice but it is 180 degrees in the opposite direction from everything about Kapalua Beach. Only thing in common is the water and the sand. Be warned: parking is very difficult, very inadequate, and many folks park a long way and walk down the road. Or you could the the bus. For $2, you can take... More

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a great cove for those looking to do some fish watching in a wonderful coral reef. So the secret to Hawaii beaches is that they are all completely free. Just because there is some 5 star resort sitting in front of the beach doesn't mean that there isn't a free beach, all beaches in Hawaii are free and... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Peaceful, great view, easy to park and walk, outdoor showers, perfect size waves for families with kids. All in all, very good beach experience.

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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I just loved it! The beach is fantastic. I realize all of Hawaii is "the perfect view" but, this is one to see.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Kapalua Beach is a beautiful crescent shaped, west facing beach, protected from the north swell. It is popular because it is so sheltered. It is a beautiful setting and even more beautiful when it still had the large grassy area with coconut palms before the Coconut Grove Town Homes were built.

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Santa Rosa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a lovely park and terrific cove for snorkeling with lots of beautiful fish and turtles!! The "arms that circle the sea" is an appropriate name for this perfect cove, and it is free! There is a rental shop nearby that also sells ice cream sodas and snacks.

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San Mateo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The beach was beautiful and not too crowded. As a guest of the Kapalua Villas, we were provided towels and lounge chairs, which was really convenient. I also went snorkeling for the first time here, which was an awesome experience. I am not a strong swimmer and was really nervous about it, but the bay provided a very calm and... More

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