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Address: Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Description: Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.
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$130*
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Maui Hana Coast Day Trip

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Beautiful Beach - Amazing Turtles

Stopped by here on our way to the airport on our way home. We are glad we did. The beach was beautiful and for an added bonus we got to see about 30 turtles coming into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Port Moody, Canada
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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped by here on our way to the airport on our way home. We are glad we did. The beach was beautiful and for an added bonus we got to see about 30 turtles coming into the beach to rest for the evening. What a great way to end the trip!

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is the place to go in Maui if you want to watch windsurfers. There are also a couple of food trucks here so you can have a snack while you are watch. Right next to the parking lot are cows--got a kick out of that.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Turtles and surfers at sunset! A truly magnificent place to watch the sunset in Hawaii. We were in Maui for two weeks in early May and we went to this beach at sunset five times. What made it so magical was the "Hona Resting Place" on the eastern tip of the beach. Every sunset tired Green Sea Turtles pull themselves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I read that this is the place to watch the wind surfers. Actually, this is the only place on Maui where we saw wind surfers. Plus, the waves seemed larger here for the regular surfers. Otherwise, it wasn't good for swimming or snorkeling.

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Pebble Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Love to sit on a grassy knoll above this beach watching the windsurfers while feasting on our picnic lunch purchased in Paia.. We usually combine this with shopping in Makawao, and driving the upcountry roads through the sugar cane area.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

First time on Maui we went to the little town of Paia, very interesting small, artisan shops very hippyish! We were told about Ho'okipa Beach Park by one of the natives. This Park is well worth your time The views are breath taking, the surfers are daring and the Waves are enormous! To much for me, but, I did walk... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The water is rough which is why surfers come here. I just came to watch them brave the waves. I wouldn't swim here bc of the large waves but it was entertaining to watch the surfers.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great spot to watch the waves!! You can watch the surfers and windsurfers for hours and wonder and the nerve it takes.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We didn't know much about the beach except for hearing it was a fabulous kite and windsurfing spot. We were pleasantly surprised when we looked across the ocean! The waves and the color of the water were breathtaking! As an added bonus the turtles we basking in the sun and you can get pretty close (they're roped off) to get... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a great beach to see turtles! Also a great place to watch surfers and wind surfers. Beautiful

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