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Kapalua Beach

Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Kapalua
Type: Beaches
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Pleasanton, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

While Molokini offers a great experience for first time snorkelers, Kapalua Beach is the place to go to see a wide variety of fish and sea turtles. Great sandy beach, reefs close to shore, and easy access.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Hello good morning, My name is Lindsey Byrne and I was just on your beautiful island of Maui for all of last week enjoying a friends wedding. While there on Wednesday we went to Kapalua bay and went snorkeling right on the north edge of the bay. While swimming about 100 yards out along the coral head and reef in... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We came to this beach to snorkel and weren't disappointed. The water was crystal clear and teeming with fish. A few days earlier we had gone to Honalua bay and found it very difficult to get in and even harder to get out and had to swim way out to find any coral or fish. Here, we arrived a little... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This was one of our favorite beaches on Maui. We saw an abundant variety of colorful fish and a couple sea turtles. The fish species change a little as you get further out, which made it very interesting for comparison. The coral is in pretty good shape, and because the area is more sheltered, the water is relatively calm for... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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178 reviews 178 reviews
47 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Kapalua is a classic small Hawaiian Bay. It is somewhat protected on both sides making it a great swimming spot for the whole family. There are good walking trails that begin here as well and continue along the beautiful and varied shoreline for a couple of miles. People do snorkel here also and it is good for beginners despite there... More

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Buckeye, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

As strange as this may sound, we saw more fish at Kapalua Beach then we did on our snorkel boat cruise to Molokini! This is a great beach for kids as the waves break further out at the reef, so the shore is fairly calm. With numerous coral reefs, there is a ton of fish to see. A great spot... More

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Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great place to paddleboard, swim, snorkel, or sit on a soft beautiful little beach. Very calm, and at sunset the turtles come for a visit. Fantastic beach. One of the best in Maui that I have visited.

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Juneau, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Kapalua beach was, by far, my favorite beach we visited! Absolutely beautiful!! I was mesmerized! Great, calm swimming, good for snorkeling. My kids had a blast! So grateful we visited this beach.

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Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We have come to Maui for years. We usually pay to go to Molokini Crater. Money was tighter this year so we sought out a cheeper place to snorkel. We discovered this gem and loved it! If you go, you can't wear sunscreen, so wear a swim shirt on sunny days. Be ready to walk down a beautiful jungle path... More

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Castro Valley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Go early for parking. Great snorkeling. Swam with a school of fish which was very unusual. Small beach but very good crowd. The beach is in front of some high end places to stay.

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