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Address: Makena Road, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Most beautiful sunset ever

My husband and I got married at the Palau'ea Beach. The weather was perfect and we witnessed the most beautiful sunset we'd ever seen! There were only a few people at the beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marcella H
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Florsheim, Germany

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Florsheim, Germany
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I got married at the Palau'ea Beach. The weather was perfect and we witnessed the most beautiful sunset we'd ever seen! There were only a few people at the beach, it felt like we had it all for ourselves! Too bad Maui is so far away for us because I wish I could be there more often!

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Thank Marcella H
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Someone is building a house right behind the beach. The beach itself is beautiful, the water clear, the sand soft. I snorkeled a bit but I couldn't convince my wife to come with me because the surf was a little rough. The waves kept knocking her over while she was trying to put her flippers on. So she sat on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Partly hidden away below Polo Beach is a beautiful unimproved strand the locals call White Rock Beach. There are no facilities but a port a potty. Parking is along the road. It is clearly a favorite of locals. We even saw wedding pictures being posed. Real, not tourist, Hawaii.

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Thank Mike K
Sherman Oaks
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

very few rocks and so relaxing. there are sometimes a lot of people so you need to get there early to get a parking spot and a beach spot.

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Thank Samantha R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

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 

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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 

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Thank James L
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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 

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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 13, 2015 via mobile

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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Lisa P
Hokkaido, Japan
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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 

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