We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Mokapu Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Wailea, Maui, HI

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 45 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Snorkel Heaven Just off the Beach

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 37: English reviews
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
94 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
390 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
242 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
97 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
1,053 reviews
719 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We spent the better part of the day snorkelling at this beach. The water is very clear and just steps from the Andaz Maui resort. There are sea turtles frequenting the Ricky area to the left of the beach. There are many great spots to take photos and a very nice beach to stroll in the evening with breathtaking sunsets.

1 Thank Kyo S

Travelers who viewed Mokapu Beach also viewed


Been to Mokapu Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mokapu Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?