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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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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great for snorkeling, swimming or just hanging out reading a book under a tree. Restrooms and showers. Good starting point for the 1.86 miles one way of breathtaking beach trail.

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São Paulo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing beach just after Lahaina. Crystal and calm waters , good for children and swimming. Little and very flat waves. White and soft sand not so wide but there was enough space because there were few people. But the great advantage of Kapalua beach is the coral reefs very close to the beach and with a lot of fish ,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The first two times we went to this beach, there were leather back turtles feeding at knee height. Snorkelling is cheap and beach is not crowded. Even when the wind blows this is a good spot.

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Washington, DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Calm waters, beautiful beach, nice facilities. Parking a challenge unless you get there early. Can't wait to return.

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Calm and clear water. We swam with a couple of sea turtles, which was awesome. At dusk, a couple came to the shore, which was totally cool to see.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Practically perfect in every way. You can skip the beaches in the south and make you way up to the North Western portion of the islands for all the beaches that make you go wow!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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160 reviews 160 reviews
45 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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

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

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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178 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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