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Maluaka Beach

190 Makena Rd, Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8434
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Great quiet beach

Spent a lovely morning at this beach with our toddler. The waves were pretty strong that day so no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JCSRQ
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Toronto
via mobile
Best off shore snorkel

Beautiful soft sand beach with beautiful coral approximately 300ft off the beach . We saw so many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
girliegirl42
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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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“turtle town” (34 reviews)
“makena resort” (11 reviews)
“south end” (13 reviews)
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190 Makena Rd, Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8434
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"turtle town"
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"makena resort"
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"south end"
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"sea turtles"
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"parking spots"
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"left hand side"
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"beautiful fish"
in 6 reviews
"shade trees"
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"old church"
in 4 reviews
"parking lot"
in 12 reviews
"snorkel spot"
in 3 reviews
"limited parking"
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"nice sand"
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"easy parking"
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"great spot"
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"saw whales"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely morning at this beach with our toddler. The waves were pretty strong that day so no swimming but had fun jumping the waves and lots of boogie boarders on the beach. Missed the parking lot on the left (with small washroom and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful soft sand beach with beautiful coral approximately 300ft off the beach . We saw so many tropical fish much more than the paid snorkel. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third beach I've been too and have enjoyed it the most. Beautiful water, saw whales!!, but it was rather windy. We were there in the afternoon, around 2-4pm and it was just too windy and water too rough to go snorkeling. Other...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this beach. It is hard to find as it is in the residential area before big beach but such a great beach.

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Reviewed December 19, 2017

We headed here for our snorkeling, to avoid Ulua Beach since it gets so crowded. It was much less crowded than Ulua, but our snorkeling forays were a bit hampered by the choppy afternoon water, and we didn't end up seeing very much aside from...More

4  Thank christineewilkinson
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

We came to Maluaka excited to see turtles and mostly to find a fairly secluded beach. Unfortunately there is a lot of construction just off the beach, that will soon bring more hotels and people. There is a nice parking area with a restroom and...More

2  Thank jrobba
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We like this beach because it's a little out of the way and has fewer people. It also has some nice shade trees if you get too hot in the sun. But most of all it has good swimming and excellent snorkeling at both ends...More

3  Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Love this beach as it is harder to get to, lots of incredible sand, not too much coral in the water, but places to go to on the south end where you can find plenty of snorkel places. It's quiet, peaceful and incredible views. Lots...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

This beach was my first time in the water while visiting Maui. It is also a breach where many people marry. My neice was married here and while we were swimming we watched many a couple tie the knot. It is gorgeous with soft sand...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went south to find some calmer waters, since ours up by Ka’anapali were wild. We decided to come here since we had been to Keawala’i Church in the past. We were delighted to find the water was calm, it was rather...More

2  Thank Matt M
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Lepeka G
Aloha, My family is a resident on the road accessing Maluaka Beach. Our family is part Hawaiian with property passed down. Residents have rights too such as for PEACE and quiet especially at night so there are legal signs posted no parking allowed after 8pm which is well after dark. Legal signage also states no parking before 7am for the same reason. I truly believe people do not realize the noise that is carried back from water inland including road noise. We hear EVERYTHING. Conversation, screams, crying, arguments, drunks cursing, car engines, car doors, car horns when locking the cars, car horns when they set off their alarm, trunks slamming, blasting music with open windows, scooters buzzing, motorcycles roaring and even worse the straight piped motorcycles that stop all conversation until they are gone. Then after dark we experience headlights shining into our home/bedroom as people prefer to turn around in the road rather than drive a few yards to properly turn around in the culdesac. There is a severe issue with speeding on this tiny curvy road with constant pedestrians, bicyclists and pets. Not only is this a safety issue but the faster one goes, the louder the sound. What's the rush? My cat was hit breaking her pelvis and recently I buried a feral orange tabby I had been feeding killed on the road. Over the years we have witnessed a shift in attitude. Not with all people but more and more it seems a disrespect and lack of consideration for the aina, the residents, well anyone around them. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" I'm sure we all desire PEACE and privacy in our homes. It's definitely a challenge here in Hawaii with open homes. Our old Hawaii home windows are screened without air conditioning so we cannot close out noise and light. It became so bad at night we made our storage room into our bedroom as it's behind the house plus we run a box fan to drown out car/people noise to have uninterrupted sleep. ALL that is being asked is to obey the law which is posted parking allowed between 7am and 8pm. aloha and mahalo nui loa
August 31, 2017|
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Response from SRL1975 | Reviewed this property |
I truly respect that and agree with you. It was a privilege to be on that beach and even while there, I had a sadness to think that its pristine quiet will soon end with development that's encroaching. I can only imagine... More
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canter2u
March 27, 2016|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
We just Google mapped Turtle Town Maui and it took us straight to the maluaka beach parking lot. We went once in the morning and once in the afternoon, both times we found a parking spot. There's a bathroom house on the left... More
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