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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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Franklin, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This beach is so nice and within walking distance from the Marriott. We had a great time here and the snorkeling was great!

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Sacramento, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
50 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Within walking distance to the Marriott's - perfect sand, good swimming and snorkling and really good for a nice long walk on the beach. EVERY beach in Maui needs to be as good as Ulua Beach. Even when it was crowded, it wasn't TOOO crowded. We had a great time snorkling on both ends of the beach, and when the... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place is tricky to find, but easy once you know where to turn off. Perfect for beginner snorkeling, or just splashing around. We take our beach chairs, and they have a convenient outside shower to remove beach sand before you get your car. Plan on spending about 2 to 3 hours on this fun beach. Not much surf so... More

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St. John's, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This may have been our favourite beach on Maui. It is not large but it is great for families as the parking (which can be limited) and the facilities are close by the beach. The snorkelling here was very good. The sand was the hottest I have every felt!!

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Water was super clear. Great view of reef and dozens of fish. Spent the entire time in the water. No major waves, nice and calm.

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South Florida, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

When you picture a Hawaiian beach in your mind, it's Ulua Beach you're picturing! What a golden stretch of sand and water!! There's everything you could want in one location. Don't hesitate to spend a day at this Maui gem.

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