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“Excellent if you want big waves”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Makena Beach

Makena Beach
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South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles
Ranked #28 of 364 things to do in Maui
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Excellent if you want big waves”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

The waves were actually too big for us to enjoy....but if that's what you are looking for then go here. Not a great place for small children but that's okay because there are plenty of maui beaches that are.

Visited September 2013
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Irvine, California
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“Big beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

The beach is so big with the white sands and some good point like Molokini island also Lanai/ Molokai???( I'm not sure with one, sorry!!! ). The beach good for swim, body board or even surfing but make sure bring umbrella to provide shade or apply some sun lotion enough to cover your skin because the only shade about 150 feet or more by the some kind forest trees when you enter from parking lot ( free parking ). For those who like to picnic there are some tables under the trees too.

Visited August 2013
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St. Albert
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“Wonderful day of snorkeling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

The beach was very nice and quite peaceful the day we were there. It is fairly isolated and quite a bit south on the west coast of Maui. There is not a huge reef there, but there are a lot of fish and turtles swimming about.

Visited July 2013
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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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“Thrill seekers, the waves are great on this beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We always have a good time when visiting Makena. Try to ascertain beach conditions before you get in, because the currents can be very strong and the waves high, but it's very enjoyable if you like to surf or just bask in the sun.

Visited September 2013
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Liberty, Missouri
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“Big Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is one of our favorite beaches on Maui. It is not meant for the non-swimmers. Now, there are Life Guards present which makes it safer. The reef it out quite a ways here. It really is a BIG beach. Lots of beautiful white sand, but you'll need to bring your own shade. Fun to body surf, but be careful out there. We usually see someone get hurt while we are there.

Visited October 2012
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