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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Beautiful clear water

Beautiful beach with white sand with minimum rocks. There were also turtles in the water as well as on the beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Cypress, California
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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach with white sand with minimum rocks. There were also turtles in the water as well as on the beach.

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Central Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Just got back from a great week in Maui and specifically Kapalua Beach. Spent every day for a week snorkeling. Easy beach access. Saw tons of fish, eels and turtles. Coral was beautiful. Not too crowded. One snorkeling tip is to stay to right of bay and go out to point for best fish and coral.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I had heard great things about this beach, and we kicked ourselves for not going until the last full day of our trip. So incredibly relaxing, plenty of space, very reasonable umbrella rentals, and the best of all, phenomenal snorkeling! We loved it so much, I drove back to our condo (N. Kaanapali) to grab food for lunch, so we... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We specifically went to Kapalua Bay Beach for snorkeling and weren't disappointed. We arrived around 11AM and stayed until around 1PM. The small free lot was full but we got lucky and found a street spot directly across the street. The beach was somewhat crowded but there was still plenty of space for us to set up our towels and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The beach is very nice. There are areas where there are not a lot of rocks or coral, so you do not have to wear water shoes like you do on some of the beaches to the south. Since this beach is part of a bay, it does not really get waves though so this was good and bad. It... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very convenient beach since we were based at the Kapulua Bay villas. Shuttle service dropped off at the parking lot so we only had to lug our beach equipment a short distance. Nice beach for families as the water is calm and great for snorkelling. On our first day we saw a ton of fish and a sea turtle which... More 

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Victoria, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This beach was wonderful for snorkelling for my two children (ages 10 and 11). We saw a variety of fish as well as a turtle. The waves were mild and the beach was beautiful and sandy. The bay is a variety of sand and rocks which made for great snorkelling. There's washrooms and showers by the parking lot. Make sure... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We loved snorkeling at Kapalua beach. Parking is tricky, but when we arrived around 10 a.m. we found someone leaving and took their parking spot close to the beach entrance. There are bathrooms and beach showers, which is nice for getting the salt water and sand rinsed off. It is easy to get into the water because it's a mostly... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very limited parking, but this is my favorite snorkel beach in Maui. Went there twice and both times saw sea turtles - in fact the last time, three turtles came right up to shore and had no problems with all the people gathered around (but please - stay 10 feet away for your own safety. Also, not bad bathroom facilities... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you ever get a chance to visit Hawaii, this is a must see! If you are not an experienced scuba diver or snorkeler this is for you! In very shallow water, also great for kids, you can snorkel and see some of the most beautiful fish and turtles! Get their early. Parking fills up fast!

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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kapalua

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