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A busy harbor area from where fishing tours and excursions depart.
Maui, HI
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

Turtles all over. Our boat stopped here where there is an old peer mostly underwater. Lots of boats stop here for snorkle clients but worth it. You might be able to get at it via the shore but take a floaty as it is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

I am so glad that I rented a condo at Makani A Kai in Maalaea. I wanted to get away from the touristy areas, and this place was perfect. It was located about 20 minutes from Kihei and Lahaina. Sugar Beach is the beach the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Pamela M
Reviewed May 10, 2018

This beach stretches forever and all of it walkable and uncrowded. Even with the road running next to it for most of the distance, very few people take advantage of it. Compared to other beaches on Maui, this beach is very calm with very little...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Great, long expansive beach to walk, jog and swim. Parking along the road or at the Kealia Pond Refugeand the Maui Canoe Club.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank S3056YMsusanm
Reviewed September 27, 2017

This beach fronts Highway 330 between Maalaea and Kihei. Even with the amount of traffic that traverses this area, the beach is virtually deserted. The water each time we visited this beach was calm and you seemed more buoyant here than other beaches. This became...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here in Hono Kai Condo for the 2nd time and it was again amacing Sitting on the beach you can spot whales, dolphins and turtles. In the morning you can take a beach run many miles long

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank IchbinBrian
Reviewed February 24, 2017

You would need to have a car no matter where you stay in Maui. Staying here is the best local if you are going to go up the coast either way it is in the middle of everything. Close enough to the airport, Kihei, Lahaina,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank gonetosnorkel
Reviewed February 16, 2017

The Ma'alaea area is in a great location about 20 min or so to Lahaina and 10 or so to Kihei. You will also be within 5 mins of the Ma'alaea harbor and Maui Ocean Centre which I highly recommend. This area is less frequented...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Canadianswhotravel16
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous! Everything you need and more! Beautiful, well kept, roomy, and away from crowds but within walking distance to harbor, restaurants and beaches. Found great sandy semi private beach a few minutes drive away to park along side of road. Barbara provides everything!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Siobhan M
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach on the way to Kihei. Stop to relax and view this side of the island. We like this beach because the crowds are lighter here.

Date of experience: September 2016
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