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Address: Makena Road, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Small, Quiet & Great for Snorkeling!

This is a hidden litte jewel of a beach! Palau'ea is quiet and small and is hidden amongst a street of homes South of Wailea. Check your Maui map for it's exact location or the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a hidden litte jewel of a beach! Palau'ea is quiet and small and is hidden amongst a street of homes South of Wailea. Check your Maui map for it's exact location or the local book titled "Maui Revealed" that you can buy at your local ABC store. Parking is along the street and the walk to the beach... More 

Thank faeyreprincess
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Having been to almost every beach in South Maui, this is the beach that my wife and I keep coming back to. Never crowded. Really good snorkeling. If you get there early enough, some parking close by. It would be nice if it had a shower like Keawakapu Beach but I am just nitpicking now. Ssh, don't tell anyone else... More 

Thank James L
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87 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Amazing Spot to Watch Sunset, only the locals really go there as it is about a mile and a half South from the major resorts. My wife and I actually picked this beach to do our vow renewal ceremony while on vacation based on the recommendation of the photographer we hired, and we are so glad we did. There was... More 

Thank Bart709
Kihei, Hawaii
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

White rock beach is definitely one of my favorite beaches. It is usually not very crowded. The view of Molakini is gorgeous and the sunsets are usually pretty spectacular. I definitely recommend checking the speech out if you were in the South Maui area.

Thank CaChadley
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Jumped out of the car to watch some whales and forgot to lock the car. We were only gone for a few minutes, but a backpack (with cameras, phones etc. ) and purse were stolen. The beach itself is good, but had no facilities.

Thank Lisa P
Hokkaido, Japan
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We got married here during Christmas vacation. We chose this beach because it has it all: lava rocks, palm trees, greenery, gold sand, blue water, and gorgeous sunsets. It seems other couples choose it for the same reasons, as there were 4 other couples getting married at the same time as us! We are pretty relaxed and didn't pay any... More 

Thank Krystal C
Fremont, California
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved this beach! It has visitors who prefer nudity but its okay to wear your suit. We took a couple snorkels here, one for an hour, half of which was spent in the company of a monk seal and 3 - 5 turtles. GORGEOUS and MAGICAL! The seal seemed to hang out with us almost like a lookout, she stayed... More 

1 Thank marthadreams
Eagle River, Alaska
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244 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Very pretty little beach, two sides to it. What I mean is the beach access next to the parking lot is a little bit larger than the other section. Either side is beautiful and relaxing. The two sides are divided by an easy low path over some black rock. Pick a side, and have a great time. Snorkeling, boogie boards,... More 

Thank Terry T
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136 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had the most beautiful wedding ever on this beach! It will forever hold a special place in our hearts! We thank our amazing wedding planner, Arabelle of ancienthawaiianweddings.com, for sharing this beach with us. It is one of the best beaches to be married on in Maui. Perfect palm trees, white sand, some lava rock, brilliant blue water...and very... More 

1 Thank Adrienne W
Peyton, Colorado, United States
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86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We renewed our vows on this beach. It offered beautiful photo opportunities. The sand is perfect and there is just the right amount of greenery and lava rocks.

2 Thank Celeste A

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