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Kapalua Beach

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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Best Snorkeling beach

Don't pay for a tour- just Snorkel here Turtles and fish and reefs (which are sadly dying) You can park in the Kapalua Golf tennis lot bc parking is limited There is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
San Francisco
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San Francisco
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't pay for a tour- just Snorkel here Turtles and fish and reefs (which are sadly dying) You can park in the Kapalua Golf tennis lot bc parking is limited There is a SUP vendor on the beach.

Thank venusbirth
Calgary, Canada
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beach is a great place to get out in the water and see many things from coral, to fish to turtles. There is lots of beach to find a great place for all your stuff. It is a fairly popular beach and the free parking lot is limited to about 20 vehicles. If you are there before 9 AM... More 

1 Thank AStriefler
West Valley City, Utah
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent a few hours here and loved it. It was surrounded by luxury places to stay. Unfortunately we didn't snorkel, but heard it is great for it.

Thank Sean L
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably my favorite place to snorkel on Maui. My most recent visit was in September of 2016 and I spent two morning-afternoon days here snorkeling and relaxing on the gorgeous beach. Great sea turtle sitings and beautiful coral formations. I just hope the coral stays protected! There was a huge change in the amount of coral and fish... More 

Thank AnneAdventures
San Francisco, CA
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Because I love to snorkel, and because it was winter and thus there were swells with low visibility, and because we were staying in Lahaina, we decided to check out Kapalua Beach. Strangely, it wound up being one of my favorite beaches on Maui, despite my near pathological hatred for tourists and condos, which it has plenty of, both. It... More 

1 Thank Aqusite
Hightstown, New Jersey
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kapalua Beach is lined with condo and timeshare developments but there is public access, with limited parking. Definitely worth a visit if you want to try a different beach. There is some snorkeling off the shore, bathroom facilities, and a beach equipment rental company.

Thank CathyM_CorgiMom
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our kids there, age 4, 8 and 10 and they had a great time swimming with the sea turtles. For the younger kids, I highly recommend the new masks that cover their entire face, it really made snorting easy for our 4 year old.

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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found parking on the street just outside the beach's public lot. Walked to the north end of the beach, down the stairs and stashed our gear in the "trees" at the edge of the beach. Donned our snorkeling gear (all first-class equipment rented from a local snorkel shop for $27 for the week!) and headed into the water. The reefs... More 

Thank MacsTravels
Joshua, Texas
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to relax and just listen and watch the waves. Great view of the Island of Moloka'i. Very quiet.

Thank jinniferw123
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is generally secluded by private homes and condos. There is no bathrooms and no food. In the winter waves can be rough and there are a number of surfers daily on the right side of the beach. There is a good amount of rock on the ocean floor. These rocks don't stick up but are flat and can... More 

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