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Lovely sandy beach and swimmable. No facilities other than shower for feet.

We stayed at the nearby Ekahi condo, which is a short walk away. This is a lovely, sandy beach... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fun for swimming and light snorkeling

Great place to chill and swimming. Pretty good snorkeling on the north side of the beach but you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel S
Overland Park, Kansas
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Wailea, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at the nearby Ekahi condo, which is a short walk away. This is a lovely, sandy beach, good for swimming or beach walks. Nice homes and hotels line the beach, with some nice plantings. Not much shade -- bring a beach umbrella. There...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to chill and swimming. Pretty good snorkeling on the north side of the beach but you have to go out a waysfrom the beach

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals call Kawakapu Beach "Sidewalks." Your GPS may not lead you directly to the parking lot or beach access but will take you near by. Going toward Wailea, make a right immediately after the Kihei Boat Dock parking lot. You will find a small parking...More

1  Thank FamousDena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a walkable beach, we go every time we are on Maui. The surf is good for swimming, found this beach to be a lot calmer than many we visited. Parking is limited, and be careful to lock your car. We saw a...More

1  Thank GypsyGirl21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beach tour of Maui was fun to say we experienced. Beach was sandy- easy to walk on. Not many shells. Easy tide to play in. Calmer in the morning.

1  Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach! Not crowded, good waves for body surfing or boogie boarding in the afternoon. Decent snorkeling on the north end. Can get windy in the afternoons.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best beaches on Maui. Swim, windsurf, relax, boogieboard. Perfect for long walks. Su.nsets

Thank cabowaborox
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

We stayed nearby and visited this beach daily. We explored a lot of other beaches on Maui, and have concluded that this one is the best for young kids. Our son is 5, and loved playing in the water here. The waves pick up in...More

2  Thank IslandGirl11
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Great Beach.. free and ample parking! The water was clear and beautiful! A must Beach on your Maui vacation!

Thank Dparm
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We have stayed in many different areas in Maui and experience many different beaches Keawakapu seems to have it all great swimming rentals right nearby not too busy especially during the week

1  Thank catcancook
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Lyn L
We are staying at the top end of South Kihie Rd near the shaved ice stand. How far is the beach by car. What is the best time to visit
May 8, 2017|
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Response from eastmeetswestCanada | Reviewed this property |
Not sure which shave ice stand you mean, but I don't remember one within walking distance to Keawakapu. It is a bit of a walk from Kamaole 3 for instance, doable for a grownup but hard with kids or carrying beach gear... More
Recommendations for first time visitors to Mau. Looking for privacy,more nature, less touristy/commercial areas, less developed areas. Travelling with 8 adults and 3 toddlers. This will be once in a lifetime trip and so looking to be suitable impressed. May not be able to afford 1st Class but trying to get as close to it as I can. Hoping for great pools, great bach and best time to visit.
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am just re reading your question. Have you thought about going to the big island instead of Maui. It is definitely less touristy and has waterfalls, ocean, mountains, rainforests... I always stay on the kohala coast... More
We're planning something similar, and wonder if you can recommend a place to stay. Ideally I would have liked a house for 8 adults and three toddlers. 2 Condos close together would work as well. One of my daughters just has to be close to a luxury hotel. Kids. Appreciate you taking the time to send along suggestions, if you are able. Thank you in advance. This would be our first time in Hawaii.
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Wailea is stunning, high end accommodations and all the high end hotels are found along this shoreline. The newest hotel is the Andaz, cannot comment because I have not stayed. We have stayed at the Fairmont Orchid which... More