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Maluaka Beach

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

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Very relaxing place to spend the day

This was our second visit to this beach, and it didn't disappoint. The snorkeling around the left point is fantastic, the sand beach is great to walk and play in the waves on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SATerribleTwins
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this beach, and it didn't disappoint. The snorkeling around the left point is fantastic, the sand beach is great to walk and play in the waves on, and the grassy hill overlooking the beach has a lot of shade trees. What more could you want?

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here as The recommendation for seeing turtles, but found this to be a popular nice standard beach. Despite recommendations, no turtles, and too wavy and sandy to snorkel (visibility) without going out further than our comfort level. I'll put this here because I wish I'd had the info. The main thing we wanted to do was swim with... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice sandy beach with good snorkeling. Lots of turtles. Come early to get parking. Plenty of bathroom space near the beach

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice beach. Wider strip of sand than many beaches. Good spot for swimming and snorkeling. We saw lots of beautiful fish here. Bring reef shoes as there are many corals and some sharp urchins here. Bathrooms nearby. Not much parking. Bring drinks and food.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Easy to park, picnic tables, clean restrooms and showers. Fairly unknown beach, so it's not crowded!

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Maluaka Beach was highly rated and didn't disappoint. After 2 previous visits not being able to find Turtle Town, we finally had success! The beach is quite large and has at least 3 distinct snorkel areas within a few feet of the beach, and more if you're willing to swim out a bit deeper. We found our first turtle within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We were told to visit this beach as you may see some turtles. we first stopped at the top to see the waves and surfers, it was an amazing to see such big surf. But after my wife wanted to see if we could find a turtle. We first found one hidden in some rocks, and after about 15 min... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Did some snorkeling and some swimming. Didn't spend a lot of time here, but it was very pretty. would return.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

This was a great beach to bring the kids. Lots of beach for playing in the sand and the older kids even got to snorkel and boogie board. Us adults ventured to the south end of the beach and snorkled around the bend. We saw dozens of varieties of fish and even a few turtles cruising the reef. The only... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is a great place to see the turtles. The come up and lay on the rocks in a secluded little inlet. The water was good for snorkeling. The beach is tiny so it wouldn't be good for sunbathing.

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