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Address: off Wailea Alanui, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Activities: Snorkeling
Description: The best snorkeling spot in Wailea.
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Amazing calm beach

We got to the beach around 830am and the parking lot had lots of space. The beach was quiet and the snorkeling was fantastic. I saw so many different kinds of fish. I am a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We got to the beach around 830am and the parking lot had lots of space. The beach was quiet and the snorkeling was fantastic. I saw so many different kinds of fish. I am a terrible swimmer so it was pretty easy to find the fish and enjoy the water. We loved this beach!!

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Elma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great calm spot to snorkel. We snorkel ex with our eight year old daughter here and she had the best time. Calm waves allowed my five year old to have fun playing on the beach. A little packed and you have to park far away but nice shower facilities

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Amazing beach! A beautiful crescent beach with easy parking, showers, shade right on the beach, easy entry for snorkeling and a great reef right at the shoreline. No reason to go anywhere else!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We don't want to tell you how nice this little beach is... You might enjoy the quiet and peaceful beach so much, you may bring your friends!!! Please keep it a secret! We loved it. It was as though our family was sharing a beach with only a few other people.... it borders the north corner of the Marriott...

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Marin County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

SNORKELING: Ulua Beach is the perfect beach access spot for beginner snorkelers. The reef on the right side of the beach is quite nice and we almost immediately spotted a large turtle sleeping at the edge of the reef, half tucked under a rocky ledge. It's easiest to spot them by looking for their patterned legs...the shells hide well against... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We did several dives here and like it for the showers and loading zone...it has an easy entry and exit which make it ideal for beginning divers. There isn't a lot to see over the reef and we definitely prefer diving at other beaches in the area but the ease and the showers do make it a good diving choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We saw beautiful reef fish and an outcropping of lava and coral. This is a very popular beach for diving, snorkeling, body surfing.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Everyone has their personal preference for a favorite snorkeling beach in the Wailea area. For me, it is Ulua. While it can get crowded, the variety of fish and sealife is what brings me back.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely little beach (on the shallow side as far as sand goes), lots of snorkeling around the rocks. Saw huge sea turtles. Very clean.

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Vail
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Excellent, quiet beach within steps of the Wailea Marriott. Nice snorkel spot on the right side of the beach. Showers and bathroom.

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