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Maluaka Beach

190 Makena Rd, in front of the Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Wailea
Type: Beaches
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white salmon wa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We love this beach.It's not as crowded as others and it's so lovely to walk on. It is nice for wading around and playing. There's also a foot washing station which is very helpful

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you find the surf too strong and high at Big Beach, and your vehicle can't negotiate the rutted Indiana Jones-like "road" to Black Sand Beach, then your family will appreciate Maluaka Beach, the first main beach north of the above, in the Makena area. There are two ways of accessing this beach. The southern access, via Makena Road, is... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful beach and sunset. Best snorkeling I encountered on Maui, even including Honolua Bay! Colorful coral, abundance of tropical fish, turtles and rays. I could have snorkeled all day! The water was calm and crystal clear. Venture to the left and go out pretty far for best snorkeling. Beach chairs are complimentary if staying at Makena Beach Resort. There are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Lots of space on the beach when I was there, great sand and good view. Snorkeling wasn't the best were we were. Good beach to relax and read a book on.

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Boise, ID
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28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This a great beach. There is a short walk from the parking to the beach. The snorkeling is great, there is a large area to snorkel and check things out. Saw turtles here both days we went to this beach, so that made the trip because we did not see any at the other places we went. Just have to... More

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Hayward, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family and I went to Maluaka Beach (aka Turtle Town) our first full day at Maui. We went in the early afternoon on a Wednesday, and the nearby parking lot had plenty of vacant spaces. There's a restroom by the lot, and an outdoor shower for rinsing off (these seme to be ubiquitous around beaches here). We took the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

pros : easy snorkeling--nice corals and turtles kids-friendly boogie boarding beach beautiful view! cons : summertime South swells

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Although there isn't a huge amount of sand space, this is a fantastic beach with great snorkeling and a fair amount of shady spots. It' s situated a short walk from the parking, showers and washroom. I saw a very large sea turtle on my trip.

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New Canaan
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Pretty beach, get there early as people are convinced they will see turtles (we did not). The southern end has the better snorkeling, and its calm in the early a.m. Southern end also has a giant tree that provides shade if you don't have an umbrella. The beach is just a bit south of Makena resort, but its smaller size... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We spent about an hour snorkeling here and were in awe of all of the sealife - moorish idols, threadfin butterflyfish, coronetfish, pufferfish, humuhumunukunukuapua'a but were especially wowed when a 4 foot long green sea turtle swam by out of nowhere! We spent about 5 minutes snorkeling alongside it and got some incredible photos and an experience of a lifetime!

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