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Palau'ea Beach

Makena Road, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Wailea
Type: Beaches
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English first
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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Peyton, Colorado, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Pack your beach chairs and a picnic and stay the day. The snorkelling here is very good and the water is perfect for swimming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is the beach for you if you are interested in "living the dream"...hot, hot sand, clear green-blue water, turtles casually swimming by, great boogie boarding/paddle surfing -especially in the summer, a nice mix of locals and vacationers casually interacting, children building castles (but not too many kids!). For those visiting in July & August, as we do- morning is... More

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Portland, Oregon
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

It is a bit odd to review a beach, particularly in Maui since all beaches are stunning (minus one which was littered thanks to resort users). ALL of the beaches of South Maui should be explored. However, I hold this one in the highest regards since a short snorkel off the coast led me to see my first sea turtle.... More

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Minneapolis MN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

At times on weekends, a couple of groups tended to "party" a little hard! But there is still plenty of room for all.

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Frisco, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We were married on the north end of this mostly locals beach at sunset. It wasn't crowded, and we had that part of the beach to ourselves. The lava rock and greenery in the background made for gorgeous pictures and a beautiful video!!

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Miami, Florida, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

A secluded, scenic beach. We got married at the end with the black rocks at the water's edge. Other beach visitors were very respectful of our little beach ceremony. I would definitely choose that beach again if I had to do it over again. Also, a beautiful and quiet place to relax.

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We had 70 of our guests here for a BBQ picnic and it was amazing. We had the food catered and picked up. We claimed space early and everyone had a blast. The beach offers low waves most of the time and it's a great place for snorkeling, laying out, horse shoes, walking and lots of other things. We frequent... More

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Kihei, HI
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I had an absolutely wonderful snorkeling experience off this beach where I observed two very large green sea turtles. No showers at this beach.

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