Mokapu Beach

Mokapu Beach, Wailea: Address, Phone Number, Mokapu Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Mokapu Beach
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alaskantravelnut
Anchorage603 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Mokapu is a nice beach for walking and swimming. There is a free public access parking lot shared by Mokapu and Ulua Beaches. You need to get there early to find a spot. The lot is used to stage beginner dives around the rocks between Mokapu and Ulua Beaches. The snorkeling around those rocks is OK, but not as good as it is around the more extensive lava/coral formations a little further south. The coastal sidewalk that parallels multiple beaches starts mid-Mokapu and extends to Polo Beach heading south.
Written March 13, 2021
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dmdmdmdmdm2016
Winnipeg, Canada6 contributions
Jan 2020
Great location in south kihie . Beautiful Sandy beach ,great whale watching ! Great for snorkelling, swimming , or just relaxing on the beach . Lots of families at this beach with smalll children .
Written February 2, 2020
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Colleen N
Boise, ID1,074 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Immediately north of Ulua Beach, this area is a bit smaller and offers fewer shady spots. However, if you arrive early, you should be able to stake out a good place to hang out for several hours.
Written December 9, 2018
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LaurettaYoung
Portland, OR554 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Great snorkeling with variety of fish and many sea turtles!

go in the morning before the tradewinds pick up in the afternoon otherwise it's great for catching rays.
Written November 11, 2018
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956
Ocean City, MD1,109 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
This beach is at the north end of the Wailea Beach Path. There are 4 public beaches along the path (length of path is 1.5 miles). The 4 beaches are separated by rocks, but you can walk along the path and access all 4 beaches. Tan sand, clear water. Various sizes and various crowds.

If driving in, you’ll probably go to the one closest to your parking lot. If staying along the beach, you’ll probably go to the one closest to your hotel. They are all about the same, and they all offer swimming and snorkeling. Beware: no lifeguards. Swim with a buddy. Stay away from the rocks.

This is the north end, right where the path ends.

Mokapu Beach Park and Ulua Beach Park are right next to each other, just separated by rocks in the water.
Written March 5, 2018
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mprach024
Grand Rapids, MI804 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
I think a lot of the local outfitters who do group shore dives come here, makes sense as it's very easy to get in as a novice and start snorkeling without having to get too deep too fast. The fourth out you go the bigger the reef gets and the bigger the fish. I've never noticed much of a current here although I've read in other forums that sometimes when the swells come in this place can get nasty so be aware of the water conditions. I usually find myself sitting on the Ulua side, but both are nice, both have access to the same reef (one from the left and one from the right) and I never noticed much of an advantage as they share a public parking lot. Do note that since the Andaz is now on Mokapu, it's gotten quite a bit busier, and I seem to find my happy place easier over on Ulua. But again you can't go wrong with either. Great views of West Maui too.
Written November 4, 2017
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Vanessa L
30 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The powdered sand was so soft it was unreal. The reef is close to the rocks that separate Mokapu Beach from Ulua Beach (towards the left when facing the ocean). The reef begins about 6m from the beach, and it stays shallow for a good distance, making it appropriate for beginners as well. It starts with isolated rocks and reefs among the sand, with all sorts of sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and even an octopus. As you go deeper it develops into a very large impressive reef; visibility was fantastic early in the morning when the waves had not come in yet. We saw 2 turtles within an hour. You could also surround the rocks and swim towards Ulua beach. The only down side is that there is a section of the reef that can't be explored because it's wedged between a lot of rocks, and it's too shallow most of the time to snorkel through.
Written October 15, 2017
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RHtravels
Rocky Hill, CT662 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
We also liked this beach for the beautiful sand and surf, but you need to walk a little beyond the Andaz hotel area to get to the nicer part of the beach, which is closer to Keawakapu beach. I went swimming here, but didn't see any sea turtles.
Written September 7, 2017
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George
Sacramento, CA45 contributions
Jun 2017
We love this beach. It's great for just relaxing in the sun. If you get too hot just take a dip in the ocean. Every time we have come here people have seen turtles and fish. I hear it's a great place to snorkel although I have never been myself. There are showers to rinse off before you get into the car and bathrooms near the beach. Great place for kids too.
Written June 23, 2017
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Christina O
Whitefish, MT16 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
I liked snorkeling on the reef between Mokapu and Ulua beaches. Saw some colorful fish. A lot of people were snorkeling so maybe not as pristine an experience as other places, but super fun and easy access from our hotel. Kid-friendly beach with small waves, clear water and sandy bottom.
Written April 20, 2017
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