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Ulua Beach

off Wailea Alanui, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Wailea
Type: Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling
Description: The best snorkeling spot in Wailea.
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Kihei, Hawaii
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ulua bBach is between the Andaz Hotel (amazing) and Wailea Elua Condominiums. Great parking lot with restrooms and showers. get there early on the weekends if you want to walk the Wailea beach Walk in front of the hotels (amazing walk - 1.5 miles down and back. Worth every step!!! I walk it almost every night!

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While tiny, this beach offers great snorkeling by the north end. Go early to avoid the crowds, but definitely a nice morning!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Second beach in Wailea. Also very close to the Marriott but we found the beach to be small and there were too many rocks on the beach - didn't make the experience great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to snorkel. Go early while wind is down for best snorkeling. Saw many eels and several turtles. Recommend highly.

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132 reviews 132 reviews
31 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Only a 30 minute ride from Paia. Ulua is a great family beach. We arrived at 9:15 on a Sunday and the parking lot was already 1/2 full. When we left at noon people were waiting for a parking spot. The beach isn't very wide and the water reaches well up the sand during high-tide. Follow the lead from the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great place to play in the water, snorkel, boogie board (for beginners), build sand castles, and generally just relax. Parking was not an issue in late August, and the beach wasn't too crowded. I wish we had gone to this beach at the beginning of the trip instead of waiting until the end. We would have visited many more days... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

For twenty years I would get up extra early to make sure I got a parking space to be able to snorkel at Ulua Beach. The variety of fish and the reef was unmatched for easily accessible beauty. It broke my heart to see the reef covered with pencil urchins , it's still pretty but your not going to have... More

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This wide sandy beach is a great place to introduce your young children to the beach. Almost always calm waves break gently with a long/deep beach that doesn't drop off quickly or unexpectedly anywhere. The water is usually clear and there is a great reef extending out 100-200 yards on the right side of the beach that is perfecting for... More

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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Came here after some locals told us that it is a good place to snorkel, and it surprisingly had quite a large reef! The water was calm and there were tons of beautiful fish, and the coral was beautiful to look at. The beach was soft sand, but a bit busier due to it being right beside a few resorts.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I wish we had gone to the beach early in our 11 day stay. We waited until the last day to venture to the southern beaches and chose this one. We found a parking spot by riding around and waited for someone to leave as we went here around 11am. We should have been here earlier because the beach was... More

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