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Address: 190 Makena Rd, Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8434

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Pretty Little Beach

It is one of two beaches in Makena State park and this one is quite small with rocky cliffs in the back. It is a well protected area with essentially white sand and quite popular... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a boat tour right after Molokini. In hopes of swimming with some green turtles, we left disappointed. However, it's understood that the experience changes by the day. The beach here looked well kept and comfortable, though!

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of two beaches in Makena State park and this one is quite small with rocky cliffs in the back. It is a well protected area with essentially white sand and quite popular and well worth a visit.

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on Maui as part of the NCL POA cruise. First morning we got up early, rented cars and our group headed south. We stopped at Boss Frogs on the way down to rent snorkel equipment, chairs and umbrellas for our group of 7. The cost was less than one snorkel excursion from the cruise. Took about an hour... More 

Thank IowaTravelFan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The snorkeling is quite good here at either end of the beach near the lava rock points. Lots of turtles as mentioned by everyone. You don't even need to snorkel. Just camp out on the grass near the picnic tables (there are about 4, very spread out - not packed together - nice) near the overlook of the rocks on... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Big beach with nice sand and plenty of room for snorkeling or just laying about. We didn't spend a great deal of time here but it looked like a great place to pack a picnic and settle in for a Beautiful day at the beach. Nice safe area, amazing views, lots of shoreline!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Maluaka is a beautiful beach, which we did not get to snorkel. Because, we had already snorkeled Poolenalena & Keawekapu for the morning. However, we wished we had as we saw 5 turtles on the beach and some others exiting the surf. Guess we will have to come back on our next visit. We parked at the Keawala'i Church and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Less populated beach with parking (if early enough) and some good choices of spots to hang out for the day. Shade is available under various trees. The turtles are the stars of this place and can be seen from above the water over on the right hand side of the beach by the rocks. Far better, though, is to snorkel... More 

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Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Hard to find, but such a gem! It is also called Turtle Town and well named because we saw six to the left of the beach. Great facilities available too!

Thank dbrown1988
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We went snorkeling at this beach area which is near a no outlet. The waves were too strong for me to snorkel so we started driving north a bit when we saw a bunch of cars pulled over to another area and people were swimming,etc.. We pulled in and got our snorkeling gear. To our surprise and excitement, there were... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The most beautiful beach and great coral for snorkelling and turtles ( don't get too close it upsets them) park opposite the little Church almost as far as the road goes.

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