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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI

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great Snorkeling

very beautiful, thick clean sand, no waves, great snorkeling. Went ehre twice we loved it so much. Eldely parents had no problem snorkeling here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

very beautiful, thick clean sand, no waves, great snorkeling. Went ehre twice we loved it so much. Eldely parents had no problem snorkeling here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach for relaxing and reading. The water is beautiful with gentle break for swimming or snorkeling. Great place for a picnic. Add in beautiful views across the channel - paradise.

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Calgary
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I got married at this Bay 5 years ago so for me this is my favorite beach in Maui however this trip the beach had a bit more wear and tear from when we got married there but still very nice! Snorkeling is the best spot we have found on Maui so far! The only thing that is missing is... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Came with a group to this lovely, if small, beach. It did get crowded, but with well-behaved folks. We visited with two large turtles within 5 feet of the shore. Wow. There is a mix of sandy bottom and coral reefs. Plenty to see for snorkelers and to enjoy for swimmers. We found parking, didn't mind the crowd, and enjoyed... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Its a very nice beach, but gets very crowded. Parking can be difficult if you dont get there early in the day. We left by 11:30 because it got so crowded.

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nice sand. Great tide pools to look in and can snorkel right from the beach. Small rental shop for gear as well. The sand was great and not too crowded but parking was not good. Took a bit to find a spot close enough for the kids. Go early in the day for better luck or park down the road.

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Go here to snorkel. Lots of coral reefs. Nice beach too. It has a shallow entry and very easy to snorkel around. Pretty quiet when we went.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had just been on a paid snorkel a couple of days before going to this public beach. Our 8 year old son did not go on the paid tour but wanted him to experience snorkeling and seeing the tropical fish in the wild. We were not disappointed! 2 feet off the shore we saw tons of tropical fish! Swimming... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Gorgeous beach, amazing for snorkeling (lots of fish and turtles), we even saw whales in the distance. Parking is somewhat limited, but you can be creative.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The beach is wonderful to hang out on but the snorkeling is even better. There were so many varieties of fish as well as plenty of turtles. This beach is worth the time from your trip! Parking can be a bit of a challenge right at the beach access but we parked at the Pineapple Grill and walked in.

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