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Palau'ea Beach

Makena Road, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Ranked #14 of 18 Attractions in Wailea
Type: Beaches
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Peyton, Colorado, United States
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58 reviews 58 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Our family just returned from Maui and while out driving we stumbled upon Palau'ea Beach. It was easily our favorite even without amenities (it does have a very clean port-a-potty). It was never busy and had good boogie boarding waves, was easy to swim in and the beach was amazing. All of our kids (10-16 yrs) loved this beach. It's... More

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