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Address: 190 Makena Rd, in front of the Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI

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Great beach with good snorkeling at both the north and south ends. The south end is somewhat wider, and has a large shade tree, picnic benches, showers and a restroom. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Kihei, Hawaii

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great beach with good snorkeling at both the north and south ends. The south end is somewhat wider, and has a large shade tree, picnic benches, showers and a restroom. There is a parking lot close by. The north end is narrower and the beach there is somewhat more prone to erosion but it comes and goes (the beach that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great time snorkeling here. Lots of coral and beautiful fish near the rocks on the south end. Saw 3 sea turtles here as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This beach was lovely, lots of turtles! Shade coverage by lots of trees, long enough not to be crowded. The day we visited was quite windy, and the surf picked up later in the day, but earlier on swimming was great.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this beach for snorkeling! The point around the left side (when looking out to the ocean) is one of the places they call "turtle town" (I think the point at Wailea Beach is one of the other ones too). Great snorkeling out there when conditions allow and yes we saw turtles! Nice beach, not terribly crowded, and a fair... More 

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Montepulciano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Loved - it ticked all the boxes for a beach .beautiful long sandy beach,,.,.,,some surf too ..lots of room ,- not overcrowded ..had a car park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was a new discovery for us on this trip to Maui. We stayed at the Makena Resort so it was conveniently located right in front but my husband I both agreed we would drive to come to this little gem. Uncrowded. Soft silky sand - really! Can buy snow cones at the Makena beach hut no matter if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is our 5th time vacationing on Maui. Wish we'd known about this beach sooner! We arrived at 9am on a Friday morning and found plenty of shade under a large tree. The beach was never crowded, and we enjoyed seeing lots of beautiful coral and colorful fish. Water visibility is great around the coral. We didn't see any turtles;... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

This beach was beautiful and one of our favorites from our trip to Maui. The snorkeling was nice, saw a lot of colorful fish and great coral. It was a bit wavy at times, but nothing unbearable. We did not see any turtles, but still had a wonderful time. I think you have to venture out pretty far to see... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A nice less crowded beach with just enough people from nearby resorts and hotels in Makena. The sand is fine quality like powder.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited this beach on a friend's recommendation last year and made it one of our first stops this year! Due to its proximity to turtle town, snorkelers have a great chance of seeing at least one. Last year we saw two green sea turtles and this year a large leatherback. Thrilling! Beach is popular but rarely really full. Lovely... More 

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Address: Address: 190 Makena Rd, in front of the Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailea

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