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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Was told by a local dive shop to snorkel here. The water was shallow and calm so easy to snorkel around the many reefs. Some of the reefs are close to shore so check before you start to swim. Lots of fish to see, no...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Breanna0312
Reviewed January 30, 2018

It can be the most breath taking snorkelspot. BUT-you have to swim thru murky water to get out far enough to see the beauty of the expansive reef. And it can be far to swim. I am not always comfortable in murky water especially because...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank justgo64
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Limited shade here. Bring your beach chairs & snorkel gear. Ok beach to spend a few hours. *Watch out for sharp thorns on beach from trees-(wear sandals or water shoes). Parking is right by beach, convenient. Beach is right by highway marker 14.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SeattleBoraBora
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Due to swells, snorkeling wasn't good anywhere on the north side. Also the sand here is really black and ugly. Tried snorkeling but quickly left.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jim L
Reviewed August 30, 2017

I consider Olowalu Beach is one of the most friendly with the tourist coming in Maui for snorkeling. It is true that the sand strip is very narrow, but the reef area is extensively long and you have the opportunity to park anywhere along side...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Eugen B
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

This beach is nice & big so you can spread out & have your own area. There aren't any restrooms or places to wash sand off. Still worth checking out.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank jilld818
Reviewed May 19, 2017

This was an awesome snorkel spot. There's a huge reef right here that stretches in both directions and out into the ocean a huge distance. The reef comes very close to the shore so be careful not to step on it when you're wading in....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank PiesNo
Reviewed February 26, 2017

I thought today about why my husband and I love this beach because it definitely is not your golden sand and blue water. It is so easy to get on the beach like 15 feet from your car. The sand is hard and you can...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Karen5056
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Located just south of Leoda's pie shop is awesome snorkeling. Often very calm waters & beautiful reef. No restrooms or showers, but plenty of parking right off the highway. Just be very careful for the thorny sticks that fall from the trees.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank SaraBeth55
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This beach is located just off the main HWY at mile marker 14 about 7 min drive south of Lahaina. Check out the eats at Leoda's which is opposite the road to the beach about 2 mins drive you can't miss it. This beach doesn't...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Don F
August 20, 2017|
Response from Karen5056 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes it is sometimes called turtle town but there is also a turtle town in Wailea! so I think there are a few places called turtle town. If you are willing to swim out fairly far you will see turtles at Olowalu. You will... More