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Address: 190 Makena Rd, in front of the Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI
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I really enjoyed this beach as it wasn't too crowded. There were sea turtles around and the waves seemed to not be as rough as in other places. The restroom was nearby and this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this beach as it wasn't too crowded. There were sea turtles around and the waves seemed to not be as rough as in other places. The restroom was nearby and this beach offered shaded parts along with sun. You can drink alcohol on the beach as well (we've seen many people do it there) and apparently it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

What a great beach. The family didn't want to leave. We arrived around 830AM and the shore break was still small but bigger than what my daughters were used to on north Ka'anapali. They loved it. The shore break got progressively bigger as the morning went on. By 1130 it was a little too much for the 5 year old.... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful beach, great snorkeling, great waves. It was the first beach we visited on Maui and a great start to our trip!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful little beach area known as 'turtle town' for all the sea turtles surrounding the area. Unfortunately we were there the week hurricane Guillermo was supposed to cross - so we presume all the turtles were in the cave. The water was more rough than normal that week!!!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

nice beach conveniently located near wailea resorts and with lots of shadow for who needs some and offering nice spot for snorkeling. son did spot and film a sea turtle with gopro there yesterday and we saw some pretty nice fish too including state fish parking is a bit far from beach but if you come for an hour at... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fabulous beach - great for snorkeling, swimming. Saw turtles, eels, octopus as well as all the usual reef fish. Easy entry for snorkeling, catamaran cruises. Restrooms, showers, picnic tables, outstanding views - less crowded than beaches further north and the public parking lot, south of the resort fills up more slowly than other popular beaches.

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I can snorkel with fish and my son in the morning. Then I can swim with turtles with my daughter. Lots of people but the showers there are great.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This beach has never been crowded any time i've been there, lovely, with fantastic snorkling, especially on the south side with a great attraction: turtles! Not always there, but boats quite often drop piles of people to see the same turtles you can see for free! We had lunch under a big tree which provided shade and spent the day... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a beautiful beach with no crowds! Go to end of Makena Road. Actually parking is in lot on left before end, then just walk to end and on down to Maluaka. All kinds of cool fish and tide pool animals around the black rocks.

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Buhl, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautifully maintained beach! We had a great time catching our boat for whale watching on this private beach. Great views and quiet.

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