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Kapalua Beach

Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Kapalua
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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Bay Area, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

When the sign at the entrance to the beach says the University of Maryland did a coastal beach study in 1991 rating 650 beaches across the country and finding this to be the number one beach you know you've found it. A much better value for snorkelling than paying the tourist trap prices for a nauseous trip to Molokini. And... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great snorkel beach. Easy water entry. Protected cove, so water is not too strong. Turtles, eels, and fish were plentiful. Not a lot of causal food service, so pack a lunch. SMALL public beach access lot, otherwise you park on the street. Beach showers and restroom on site.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Snorkel, swim, lay out! This beach has great reef to snorkel around. We saw turtles, stingrays, lots of fish and more! The beach is clean and the sand is soft! Not to mention the view is beautiful!

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Los Altos, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

nice sandy beach, very close to Ritz, with golf cart shuttle back and forth, so very accessible for people of all ages, very easy to get towels, drinking water right at the entrance to the beach. however the wave is huge and area very windy, so more suitable for surfing rather than swimming/snorkeling in Nov.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Aloha! I've never been snorkeling and was definitely on My List whilst in Maui. I made my anti-water mother come with me so she could sit in her long sleeve cardigan along the shore while I floundered around for 3 hours LOL This region of Maui has the top snorkeling because it faces one of the sister islands, Moloka'i and... More 

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winnipeg
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Spent an afternoon at this beach, lots of room to spread out and enjoy the sun. Water was warm and the waves were just right for doing a little boogie boarding

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Nice beach and not so crowded. There is a public part to the beach, but also this is the beach for Ritz Carlton

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Airdrie, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Although this beach is a little small and feels busy because of it, we strolled in mid-morning and found a decent spot. We spent a few hours there and spent most of that time snorkeling with a turtle that was at the reef 10' off the shore. So fun!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This beach is on the small size but very beautiful. The parking seems to be a bit difficult at peak times, however toward the end of the afternoon it was easier to find a spot. The waters off this beach are a lot calmer than the next door Fleming's beach. The shoreline seems to be protected by a reef so... More 

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is the nicest beach! Beautiful clear water - maybe you'll see a turtle swimming just feet away! Clean, not too many rocks, shade if you need it, clean rest rooms. Parking could be dicey before noon.

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