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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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GREAT for snorkeling

We spent 4-5 hours snorkeling the edges of the Kapalua cove. I would definetly return. The cove provides protection from bigger surf...but has a nice gentle roll.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 4-5 hours snorkeling the edges of the Kapalua cove. I would definetly return. The cove provides protection from bigger surf...but has a nice gentle roll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will be dreaming about this beach for some time. Beautiful soft sand, calm waters and extraordinary snorkelling. Saw an abundance of turtles and more species of fish than I could count in addition to a slithering spotted moray eel! Make sure you get there before 9am or so to get a good parking spot.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dropped in for a beach day with lawn chairs and snorkel gear and were not disappointed! Small curved beach with excellent snorkelling, seeing many fish species and a few turtles. Nicely manicured lawns behind the beach, a walkway, washrooms and showers make a great spot to visit. Very family friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

WOW! The snorkeling was incredible! With cheap snorkel gear to rent nearby it was my family's all time favorite thing to do. The only thing was if you are not staying at that hotel then parking is tough. In order to get a spot in the lot I would recommend coming early in the morning. Also, If you are headed... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To make sure you get a parking spot it is best to arrive very early (snorkeling is great at sunrise or you could go for a walk and then come back and snorkel) or late in the afternoon (you should be able to snorkel, go for a walk on the trail, and/or watch the sunset). We have seen turtles along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kapalua Beach is our favorite beach on Maui. Every day we went to Kapalua Beach we saw sea turtles. The beach rental staff are professional, kind and helpful. We rented stand up paddle boards and lessons and safety were clearly communicated. The sand was soft and perfect for building sand sea turtles. The reef is a great place to learn... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked in out of sight, check your tourist map for public parking lot right next to the beach entrance. 100 plus yards of nice beach protected by natural rock jetties on both sides. Turtles on the near side, fish and reef in the middle. Beware that during high waves, the beach is sheltered by reef, but currents can be swift... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to snorkel! As others have mentioned get there early as it is a smaller beach and it gets crowded (but it was less crowded than Black Rock). We saw lots of colorful fish without having to go out far. We were also lucky and saw a giant turtle, awesome experience. Definitely rent snorkel gear on the beach ($10... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is one of the best on the island for snorkeling. It gets busy, get there early. Only 20ft from the beach, we saw 4 large turtles.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been a while since my wife and I have snorkeled here, but we were shocked at the lack of coral this trip. And the lack of coral meant a lack of reef fish also. Talking to the locals we found out that run-off and sunscreen, especially the spray type, have taken their toll. It's so sad as this is... More 

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