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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Soft sand, great views, decent snorkling, and sea turtles

We honeymooned in Kapalua 10 years ago at the Kapalua Bay Hotel. This beach was a dream beach which made many great memories for my wife and I. Fast forward to now, and it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We honeymooned in Kapalua 10 years ago at the Kapalua Bay Hotel. This beach was a dream beach which made many great memories for my wife and I. Fast forward to now, and it is still a great beach, but not as nice as it used to be. Pros: incredible view with Molokai and Lanai framing the inlet (best sunset... More 

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We came here three days on our Maui trip. It's a nice cove with tons of fish for snorkeling and not too crowded. There is a small public parking lot with restrooms and an outdoor shower/rinse off area. The walk from the parking lot to the beach involves about 8 stairs, then a walk down a path, then four to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This nice beach has sandy shoreline with snorkeling spots everywhere. May not have tons of shade with only a few trees but a umbrella can solve that. See all these different fish, coral, and even a turtle made my short trip still have a great trip.

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stanwood, wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of our favorite places to snorkel. Get there by 8 and its not too crowded otherwise park across the street up by the tennis courts. There's always easy parking there. The snorkeling is easiest by the entrance just out along the shorline. Head to the far side for the best coral and turtles shelves. We get there by 9... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great beach. But wind was whipping so got a little sand blasted at times. Chairs are available down there and you can always sit on the grass lawn chairs near the beach if wind is too bad.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fantastic cove for snorkeling and family fun water adventures without large waves. It's protected by a breaker and is a little known by most tourists. Only thing wrong is the very small parking lot. So early, or come late....if you're staying at the Kapalua Bay resorts, take advantage of the free shuttle here. Parking problem solved!

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We brought our own gear, in lot parking, showers, nice bathrooms, not much shade. Good snorkeling, it was a busy place.

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Tulare, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I loved this place because there were so many fish to see while snorkeling. It was a beautiful beach and easy to get to. It is great for kids, but for me as well because the waves weren't pushing me down.

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Petaluma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It's my favorite beach. It's a medium size beach with gentle waves. The snorkeling is good. My husband and daughter saw a good many fish. Rumor has it that there are turtles but they didn't see any. I like looking at the Coconut Grove condos too ($3 mil). Pretty spectacular views. If you stay at Kapalua Bay Villas (Golf Villas,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Just a short walk around the corner from Napili Beach we discovered Kapalua Beach. Less crowded with clear water which is great for swimming and snorkelling. Good sealed parking area with pretty, green area behind beach. A delightful coastal walk from far end of beach with the scenery changing from sheltered green tropical to exposed with little vegetation and volcanic... More 

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