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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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Wailea, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Living on Maui we go to the beach a lot, at least every week. Ulua Beach was one of the first beaches I went to on my first trip to Maui decades ago, and it is still one of my favorites. It has lots of convenient, paved parking available. There are showers and bathrooms convenient to it. It is calm... More

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Finks
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I found Ulua Beach after having spent a disappointing morning at Big Beach. This tiny sliver of sand is nearly the opposite of Big Beach in terms of size, but the weather pattern had the big waves crashing at Big Beach making it dangerous for all but expert surfers or boarders. Ulua, on the other had some... More

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Tucson
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290 reviews 290 reviews
178 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is just one more little gem of a beach that you can explore by parking at any point along the way (we use Keawakapu Beach) and set off on foot to enjoy. The sand is a nice gold color, the beach is very accessible, and it is a local's beach. Most folks bring their own beach chairs, snacks, etc.... More

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Wailea
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is an excellent all around beach for snorkeling, swimming, sup, or just relaxing. The facilities are nice as well-there are two showers, one with a rack for dive tanks, a decent bathroom and good parking. The lot can fill up early during the busy seasons. There is also a nice grassy area where you can sit and view the... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
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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Bridgewater,NJ
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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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