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Ulua Beach

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Address: off Wailea Alanui, Wailea, Maui, HI
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The best snorkeling spot in Wailea.

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$179.00*
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It's small but offers snorkling and diving. There were dive groups each day, so they must offer lessons. It was windy most of time or we would have snorkled more. It seemed like a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
cspk63
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's small but offers snorkling and diving. There were dive groups each day, so they must offer lessons. It was windy most of time or we would have snorkled more. It seemed like a pretty safe place for kids.

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Victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the easiest to access beaches in Wailea , Ulua beach is a good spot to snorkel or take a diving lesson. Calm waters, plenty of marine life and a gorgeous sandy beach complete with parking, washrooms and showers. Get there early as parking goes quickly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the beaches in Wailea are world class and this one is especially good for snorkeling. go on a calm, sunny day.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hesitate to recommend this beach, because it has become very popular, and now, sadly, crowded. Go early, if you want parking, quiet and shade.

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

I rushed out of my crummy hotel in Kihei first thing in the morning to get a gander at Ulua Beach, which had been pretty heavily promoted by a few guide books, and I parked, walked up, saw a few feet of sand, some heavy surf, a few tide pools, about 100 people, and a little naturalist at a stand,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

This beach was great for snorkeling and the waves were not too bad the couple days we went. There is limited parking but we didnt have an issue when we went in the morning around 10 or 11.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We used to like this beach the best of all the beaches on Maui but back then there used to be maybe a dozen people on the beach at any one time. It has built up a lot in the past dozen years and is very crowded and the sand smells funny. I would much prefer the beaches near the... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Our stay at Ulua Beach was incredible. The ocean view was amazing, We enjoyed the beautiful beach and surfing along with the snorkeling adventure. Best vacation ever.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

There are no hotels fronting this beach, only private homes and condo developments. But the beach is excellent - no rocks, except at either end of the half mile sweep of sand (where there is passable snorkeling). The depth of the beach is excellent, with lots of room for beach chairs to be set back from the surf.

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

During my visit to ulua beach, the tide was unusually high due to the south swell. Visiblity was very poor for snorkelling with too much sand coming with the strong tide. However, the beach itself was so beautiful. The sand there was really soft. Also, I was able to hear whale whistling. Only bad part of this beach is that... More 

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