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Kapalua Beach

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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Club Alii Nui
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Maui Night Scuba Diving Tour
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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson

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Great snorkelling!

We visited this beach twice because the snorkelling was good and the access to get in to the water was very good. It has a nice sandy beach, but it was very busy both times so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
CMT95
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Calgary, AB
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Calgary, AB
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this beach twice because the snorkelling was good and the access to get in to the water was very good. It has a nice sandy beach, but it was very busy both times so parking was a bit tricky, we ended up in the tennis club up the road. There are two sets of showers which was great... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to Maui 12 times and we have never bother walking along the Kapalua Coastal Trail and I'm glad we did. My daughters love cliff jumping to water waterfalls and such and it was perfect location since our condo was nearby. It's perfect for us cause its away from all of the commercial hotels and people traffic. The... More 

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Thank Danh K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful coral, great variety of fish in fairly shallow water. We saw sea turtles each time we went. It's also a really good beach for people who want to swim or just hang out on the beach and play. Easy parking, easy access with showers on the way out for washing equipment, etc.

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Thank Joel R
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for snorkeling and was a pleasant surprise with a variety of fish to see as well as urchins, small eel, sea cucumbers and turtles. People of all ages were snorkeling here and the shape of the bay protects it from the ocean waves. Visibility is about 25-30 feet. I took several pictures with an underwater camera and were... More 

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RSM, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason this beach gets crowded by midday! It's one of the best all around beaches and places on Maui in one of the best locations in the world. It's super for families of all sizes and ages. It's excellent for snorkeling, swimming, boogie boarding, stand up board, etc. and is smack dab in the middle of one... More 

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Kapalua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself on this side of Maui this is a must see. For snorkeler's there is sea life 25' off shore since there is a reef/lava formation just outside the surf line, the fish are outstanding. The bay is usually very calm, we personally like to snorkel along the outside of the bay either side is great, the... More 

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Thank randys101
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this gorgeous beach. It's a safe spot that's perfect for fun filled walking along the beach, swimming, and snorkeling!

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for kids of all ages with snorkeling and wading in the water. No real surf but plenty of beach to walk and relax on. Sea turtles are out in the underwater caves so keep your eyes open for their occasional float for air.

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Kapalua and by far this was our go-to beach for its beautiful water, sand, and safety! The waves were light which gave us parents piece of mind while we were swimming with our boys. We also enjoyed seeing the fish and sea turtles swimming near the shore. What an experience for the entire family! Make sure you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on a weekday and this place was packed! Theres some places to snorkel along the rocks on either end of the bay but the waves were hitting pretty hard to really enjoy it. Its definitely beautiful but theres much less crowded and calm beaches to swim at.

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