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Mokapu Beach

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Address: Wailea, Maui, HI

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We stayed at the Andaz which, luckily, is situated on Mokapu Beach. It's the perfect beach in Wailea: calm in the morning and late afternoon, great snorkeling and canoeing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We stayed at the Andaz which, luckily, is situated on Mokapu Beach. It's the perfect beach in Wailea: calm in the morning and late afternoon, great snorkeling and canoeing, amazing for swimming and wading and sunbathing, and the views of northern Maui and the other islands are breathtaking. We walked on the path that winds past the other resorts in... More 

Thank cja2k1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a beautiful beach and easy snorkel site this is a perfect beach on west Maui. Fish, turtles, eels just off the beach around the coral outcropping. Clear water, white beaches, showers, restrooms make it a favorite day spot. Bring lunch and enjoy the day. Close by is the Monkeypod restaurant to end the day with delicious fresh juice... More 

Thank shirahannah
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Great beach. It was not crowded. It had great surf to play in. We weren't surfing so i don't know how it rated for surfing. Very active waves. Probably not great for small children.

Thank Dale525
Arvada, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Went to this beach this morning. Nice and peaceful. One end of the beach had many SCUBA and snorkelers. We went to the other end. There was only about 6 couples on this part of the beach. The slope of the beach is a bit steep, but that helps with some good waves. The clouds came in and even then... More 

Thank Dave M
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Tip You can easily access this if you are walking along the ocean path (paved sidewalk) Pros - Calm waters - fairly deep beach - not too busy - nice sand Cons / Pro - if you like super long walks this beach along is not enough HOWEVER if you go around the corner you can continue walking on the... More 

Thank NomadNorth
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Stayed at the Andaz and found Mokapu directly in back of the hotel. Every day we were there, the water was fairly calm. The views were nice and the sunsets were exceptional. A nice place to go to get away from the pool scene.

Thank cabo4ever
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

This beach was meant to be a good snorkeling beach but perhaps we arrived too late in the day as not much prettiness in the water here. Fun wave and lovely views though.

Thank familyvalue8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

We loved Mokapu Beach as it wasn't too big and the views surrounding the beach was very pretty and picturesque. The only thing is the resort umbrellas and chairs dominate most of the beach. Other than that the water is calm to swim in and we enjoyed our time. There is pubic parking and facilities available.

Thank vancouverVioletBc
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

Stairs get you to the beach where there are enough waves for boogie boarding. Not great for snorkeling. Great place for photos and watching the sunset

Thank LizGrrr
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Not a well known beach to tourists, and I suspect Andaz is fine with that. It gives them some exclusivity. Access is through the Ulua Beach parking lot, just break off to the right as you leave. It's worth visiting, especially if you want a drink at the hotel, but Ulua has better snorkeling.

Thank Mike K

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