Keawakapu Beach

Keawakapu Beach, Wailea: Address, Keawakapu Beach Reviews: 5/5

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JHRedSox
Lexington, KY96 contributions
Good Snorkeling but Crowded
Jul 2021
Our condo was across from Kam 3 where we spent most of our time, but was also walking distance to Keawakapu, so we spent a day here. It is a long beach, and narrow at the northern end. So finding a spot, even at 9 am, was challenging. Snorkeling was great, once you got past the throngs of people. Healthy corals and fish life. Lots of eels. Turtles swim by regularly.
Written August 12, 2021
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Wayfaring4life
Makawao, HI73 contributions
This beach has it all.... almost
Jul 2021
I am fortunate to be a regular visitor to Maui. I have been to many beaches around the island and have found Keawakapu to be my favorite for several reasons. Like so many of Maui's beaches, it is a long, slightly curved sweep of sand. At one end is a grassy area with palm trees providing a bit of shade in front of the Mana Kai Resort. It is okay to use this space as well as the freshwater shower, but not the lounge chairs which are for resort guests of course. Keawakapu is great for swimming, beginner body surfing, and a nearby cluster of rocks also makes it a great snorkeling spot when the conditions are right. The water is usually clear and the bottom is sandy so no worries about stepping on something sharp, ie. sea urchin. During whale season, you can often see the whales right from shore or get a closer look on a paddle board. There's ample parking in a gravel parking lot near the resort, as well as at the intersection of Kilohana and S. Kihei Rd. If you park at the latter spot, a small trail leads between properties to the beach. The only thing lacking at this beach is a decent bathroom facility. There is only a porta-potty in the parking lot. Take note that it is usually best to go in the morning before Makena cloud covers the sky and/or the wind sets in.
Written July 30, 2021
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lisakeg
Allentown, PA271 contributions
A slice of heaven
Jun 2021
Our condo was oceanfront to this beautiful beach. Took many
walks, swam and watched the green sea turtles here. The sunsets were always gorgeous and varied. Be careful as
there are no lifeguards if you get far out form the shore.
Written June 27, 2021
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Paula
Los Gatos, CA9 contributions
Not good beach
Jun 2021 • Friends
Looking at these reviews after visiting, I’m surprised it’s ranked so high. I went with friends and we all did not like this beach. The vibe of the people was very off, it was right next to Days Inn. There was homeless people walking around. One even commented on my friends choice of hat and her towel. Another had binoculars and was looking at my friend in the water with them. Creep. A group of elderly were playing some music in a category I don’t even think exists. And the people next us were smoking pot if that bothers you at all. Will forever be perplexed and astounded by the amount of good reviews this beach has. Instead go to Ulua beach which is close by and much better.
Written June 12, 2021
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pdxdebbe
Portland, OR147 contributions
Long beach for nice walks
Apr 2021
A great beach for walking and swimming. Nice and long so people can spread out. The day we visited was very windy (trade winds in the afternoon) and we could see that people that liked to boogie board were having a great time. We walked the length of the beach to the hotels where the wind seemed to be the strongest. In the mornings, or a less windy day, this would be a great beach to set up an umbrella and hang out.
Written May 2, 2021
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alaskantravelnut
Anchorage603 contributions
Arguably best walking beach in South Maui
Mar 2021 • Couples
If you like walking on the beach, this beach is hard to beat. There is public parking between the Mana Kai and Days Inn hotels, on the northern end of the beach. There are several sections of this beach. The second section heading south is rimmed by expensive homes and is perhaps the best. It’s somewhat less crowded. Swimming is good. You can rent kayaks and paddle boards at the Mana Kai. Prices are better than at the higher end hotels further south.
Written March 13, 2021
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Keith
3 contributions
Great beach for sunsets
Dec 2020
We are lucky enough to to vacation on this beach regularly. This is a great beach for sunsets and family.
Written January 2, 2021
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BudnLu
Stockbridge, WI94 contributions
Best beach in South Maui
Nov 2020 • Couples
This was our 2nd visit in two years. Keawakapu beach is great for relaxation, snorkeling, and watching the most fantastic sunsets!
Written November 5, 2020
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Piero C
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina370 contributions
lonely snorkeler
Aug 2020 • Solo
Nods to Jack Kerouac and the clarity of Kihea’s sea to break your heart, alone amongst the coral glades in Maui, the bright tropical cornucopia of fish flickering before me, and me on the empty beach strolling for what seems miles on golden sands. One of Maui’s lovely tourist beaches is even lovelier during the times of quarantine. A great place to swim, too, with a soft sand bottom. Good snorkeling at the point on the north end.
Written August 15, 2020
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sharpemitchell
Calgary, Canada395 contributions
Top beach on Maui for swimming
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were recommended by other travellers and feel like we owe them a big thanks. Located between Wailea and Kihei. Free public parking across street from beach access full covered with trees for shade (and wild chickens).
Beach access is a path between 2 mansions adjacent to cross walk.
Showers available but no bathroom or lifeguard.
Beach is 0.7 miles long, flat, easy surf, gentle waves and a few rocks for snorkeling. On calm days its like a pool, so clear. At north end of beach a few restaurants (5 Palms) you can stop for happy hour at end of day.
Bring your cooler and enjoy snacks and stay for the day. Great beach to walk, a few tide pools, great for families.
Written March 1, 2020
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