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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI

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Great beach day

Be advised the parking is not fantastic-- I wound up parking about a 5-10 min walk away from the actual beach. However, the beach wasn't as crowded as I expected, and everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Be advised the parking is not fantastic-- I wound up parking about a 5-10 min walk away from the actual beach. However, the beach wasn't as crowded as I expected, and everything was clean and well-kept. The bathrooms were not spectacular but they were better than nothing :) Just like with any public beach, try to get there early and... More 

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Dupo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beach was just amazing - was great for swimming and snorkeling. Chairs and snorkeling equipment were available at the beach. Even if you wanted more privacy - other beach were only a short walk away

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

this was the only place we could snorkel that day. its in a bay so its much calmer, less waves. parking is limited. saw some guys catching redfish w/ spearguns. snorkeled w/ turtles! experience of a lifetime. it was a cloudy day so didnn't expect to see much, but this spot delivered. spent 3 hours there but felt like 3... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

it has been years since I have been to this area for snorkeling. We could not remember which beach was better so started at Napili as it was closer. Very few fish and smaller reefs. We were very disappointed. Hiked over to Kapalua Beach and were much happier. A lot more fish and reef to explore. We did not see... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Visited there several times over the years. Parking is sometimes a bear...get there early. Sometimes a bit windy. We really like snorkeling there...turtles, all kinds of fish. Saw the best eel ever while snorkeling out in the middle. You will share the sand with a couple of resort that also border the beach. Can get pretty crowded. Overall, I would... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

don't plan on the beach at Kapalua. Wind blew 40 knots the whole time we were there. also, beach chairs and umbrellas are not located right on beach but on a bluff above.

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Salem, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice small secure beach, feels very safe, and it's not overly crowded. Very pretty setting. Not the best snorkeling, somewhat murky (rains often) and not a lot of coral (so less fishies). Not much parking, small lot (looks like its part of a hotel), but parking available on the street & walk. There are small signs showing shore access, easy... More 

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Corrales, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Kapalua Bay Beach is a great beach for families and snorkerlers. The beach is clean and the water is clear. If you snorkel you can see lots of tropical fish, sea turtles and even moray eels. The parking can be tricky as it's popular so if you're staying at a close resort be sure and take their shuttle to and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We loved this beach! We arrived by 9:00 am and had no difficulty getting a spot in the lot. We rented two lounge chairs and an umbrella from the on-site beach site for $57.00 for the whole day. Kind of expensive but the day was so lovely we didn't mind. Snorkeling was excellent. We saw turtles and lots of fabulous... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I swam with turtles and saw so many schools of fish. The water was a little cloudy but I enjoyed it. They have bathrooms and showers but limited parking. Get there early like by 8 am

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