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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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Bolivia, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The three of us drove here from Lahaina - nice scenic drive. Beach is nice and big. A drawback is that there are no bathroom building - just porta potties. There no food facilities - but there are food vendors on the way in to the park. Beach was worth the trip south.

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Sacramento, California
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187 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

One great thing about this beach was that even in the morning it was easy to find parking - there is a parking lot across the street. It is an easy walk down to the beach. We could see the island of Kahoolawe from here. It was a cloudy day when we went to this beach, which made the weather... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This beach is one of the best beaches I've been to. There are great waves for beginner body boarding, kayaking and paddle boarding. The sand is nice for sculpting for the kids that love to make sandcastles. There are lounge chairs, but they are reserved for people staying at Prince. There is a Starbucks in the Prince Resort, on the... More

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nyc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Cream colored sand. Soft crashing waves. Semi secluded. Showers to clean your feet. Beautiful views of distant mountains. Great sunset spot.

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Aurora, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I've been to Maui several times and this beach is one of the best. The only resort that has access to it is the Makena Beach & Golf (name may change in the future as I heard it was bought by someone else) so you have access to food & facilities but it's not too commercial or crowded. Drive past... More

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My husband and I actually stayed at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort (my favorite Maui hotel-and we're stayed in three) on our fifth year wedding anniversary. Maluaka Beach is the beach in front of the resort. It is very quiet and clean. I really liked how private it was compared to Kaanapali Beach, and even compared to some of... More

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Lacey, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Maluaka beach is the perfect beach. Beautiful, fine sand with a small number of shells/rocks. You can walk along the beach and gaze out at the splashing whales and islands in the distance. Great for snorkeling on either end of the beach. This area is known as "turtle town" as sightings are common. There is a grassy spot above the... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This beach was nice and private, never crowded. It's a great spot for snorkeling and kayaking, and we saw whales from our beach chairs every morning. They were playing and breaching right out in the water!

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Moosomin, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This was the only beach on Maui we went back to more than once, not because the others were bad, but because this one is so good. Lots of parking a short walk to either side, with foot and body showers at each. Beautiful sand, some shade if you didn't bring your own. The waves are strong enough for boogie... More

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The beach was clean and a beautiful site. I give it that! But it was always cloudy here or rain every time I came to this side of the island. I thought it would be a little more private with upper class people here or family friendly like the other side of the island with beaches! I was under the... More

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