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Polo Beach

Wailea, Maui, HI
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Wailea
Type: Beaches
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Pleasant Hill
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went here originally to go snorkeling and boogie boarding, but we didn't see any fish. Under the shade tree we found huge tree thorns that even poked through my flip flops on numerous occasions. No facilities here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Pol is a good spot for whale watching from late December to the end of March. We have done it during all those times. Body surfing is also very good at this spot and waves can be fun. Do keep from the edges where rock formations can cause danger during riptides.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Snorkeled here for a little bit and checked out the tide pools. Not my favorite beach and snorkeling was mediocre at best. I guess it depends on what you are wanting to do. Great sand and seemed to be a lot of body borders here.

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Phoenix
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Polo Beach in Wailea is a nice, uncrowded, white sand beach. Wedged between resorts on the Maui coast looking across at Molokini, it has a large public parking area for easy access. A great place to spend a day!

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

All the beaches I've been to around Wailea are really nice and rightly so as some of the best resorts have established the area as possibly the most upmarket on Maui. The sand is soft, the beach is relatively sheltered, the waves were moderate to strong ~ good for body surfing and getting dunked! We went in mid July 2014... More

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Canberra, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It's hard to find beaches quite like in Aussie, but this one wasn't too bad. No more than a couple of hundred metres from end to end, the sand was yellow and reasonably fine (and hot underfoot). The water was warm clear. No surf to speak of, and no current, made this a safe place for our youngest to swim.... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you walk to your left on the beach there's an area where it gets real rocky and has some tide pools. If you go early in the morning I have found empty sea urchin shells (some pretty ones) and for some reason pretty big shells.. not all the time but most of what I find there is usually not... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The west side of the beach is hidden from the resort at The Fairmont and has beautiful lava formations. I had professional photos taken there at sunset and there were very few people on the beach at the time, and a beautiful sunset to boot!

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Kihei, Hawaii
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

beautoful beach tuucked between Wailea and Makena. Great spot. be careful parking - the lot closes at 8pm. Park on the street if worried. Safe area.

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portland, Or
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed at the Kea Lani and loved this beautiful beach fronting our hotel. Loved the coral reef between Polo and Wailea beaches that you an sup or kayak over or snorkel. Not the best snorkeling experience for us but I did see quite a few honu. Just not a lot of fish like we were used to seeing on... More

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