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Kahekili Beach

Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Ranked #19 of 64 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Beaches
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Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I wish we'd found this gem earlier in our trip. In front of the Westin hotel north of Black Rock, this beach has lovely coral in shallow water, with an 'okay' number of fish. The sandy beach itself is fine and has a couple of shade trees on the south end of the beach. Excellent for families and beginning snorkelers.

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so cal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

this beach has better snorkeling than Kapalua Beach. The waves are a bit stronger but you can see fish feet from the shore. You can literally sit in the sand & see fish. I walked out pretty far & saw amazing fish & coral. When I say walked out I mean walked out. I decided to swim a bit further.... More

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We checked out Honolua Bay and Kapalua Bay and the snorkeling was subpar due to the murky water. We were lucky enough to stumble onto Kahekili Beach. The snorkeling was awesome! It doesn't look like it's going to be great when you first see it but the water was crystal clear and there were tons of fish. We also saw... More

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Seattle, WA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been to Molokini, I've scuba dived on Maui and Lanai, I've stayed in South Maui and West Maui and this reef is the best I've seen close to shore. Right off the beach you get colorful reefs and lots of fish. We frequently see turtles, both juvenile & adults, and once saw a stingray farther offshore. The bathrooms and... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Preferred this beach rather than the more crowded and touristy beach at Ka'anapali. The snorkelling was great and we saw lots of different types of fish. Well worth seeking out and lots of parking available.

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Granby, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was the best snorkeling I experienced on Maui. We spent $500 to take our family on a snorkeling excursion to Molikini. We saw more fish at Kahekili Beach than we did on this excursion, and the boat ride made us sick! I suggest you save your money and snorkel here right off the sandy beach, for free!

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North Bend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We snorkeled here mid-July 2014 when the waves were choppy elsewhere. The waters here were calm, clear, and teaming with fish. We even had a turtle swim by.This is a great beach, we went early in the morning before any crowds came out.( I did not see a single smoker) There is a nice, covered picnic area, and the walk... More

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Newberg, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We visited this park and beach in May 2014 for snorkeling. Nice park with lots of free parking by maui standards. The day we were there was calm & sunny & we went around 8 am so not crowded.Water drops off quickly with lots of coral near beach Most snorkeling is over coral at deeper depths than I liked (20... More

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The water here is crystal clear clarity. Careful of the reef as it can come up to the shore in some areas. Make sure to take a snorkel to see the fish

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This marine preserve hidden across from where the sugar cane train is, is the best snorkeling spot on the island. Great parking and facilities close to the beach. This is only place on Maui where I have seen an Achilles tang and trust me, I've snorkeled every spot on the island. Not to be missed, but please be respectful of... More

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