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Kapalua Beach

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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Best Family Beach in Mauii

I know in a review of Napili beach I said It was a tie between Napili for "Best Family Beach Mauii", but the more I think about it, the more I think Kapalua is the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I know in a review of Napili beach I said It was a tie between Napili for "Best Family Beach Mauii", but the more I think about it, the more I think Kapalua is the winner. However it is 5 mins walk between them. If one is a bit rough, or the visibility isn't great, try the other one. Both... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is a great calm beach for snorkeling. We saw tons of fish and giant sea turtles feeding just off the beach on the far right of the bay. Only bummer is that there was a storm while we were visiting that knocked out the stairs to the rental shack -- the snorkel, chair and gear rental was closed. Not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Travelled to Maui in September 2015. First of all what a great time to be in Maui. We arrived Sept 22. It was so peaceful. This was our all time favorite beach for snorkling. The amount of fish and turtles you will see is worth the drive to come here. Parking fills up early so more than likely you will... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Great snorkeling in a calm, scenic bay. Lots of fish,and several turtles (one large) that feed here. A bit of a walk and some stairs to negotiate from a limited parking area. Get here early to get a space or drop you gear off and park on the road. Shade is also a little hard to come by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Kapalua beach is quite small and busy, but was definitely the best experience we had when we snorkeled there. On the left side, we had the opportunity to see beautiful coral reefs and colored fished. The must of the adventure was when we saw two big turtles siting on the bottom of the sea being cleaned by the fishes. Beach... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

It was a nice beach. A little rocky, but nice. Restaurant right there and bathrooms ready. Shuttle from resort will take you right there. If you don't have a shuttle, good luck finding parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Very popular beach for swimming, lots of children. Especially beautiful in the AM before sunrise, very quiet and peaceful.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Beautiful crescent shaped beach. Some coral and fish to see if you snorkel. There was even 3 sea turtles there today. You can rent gear at the north end of the beach. Small, free parking lot. Bathrooms and showers right there. Some shade areas available on the beach. No waves so good for paddle boarding and swimming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

We visited this beach twice during our stay in Kapalua. It often gets crowded with people lounging and picnicing so don't be shocked by this. They offer chairs, towels, snorkel sets, and stand up paddleboarding for a cost. The view in this little bay is very pretty. If the crowds aren't your thing, take the Coastal Trail a mile or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

The snorkeling at Kapalua Bay was fantastic! We saw at least 3 different sea turtles, and a couple of them were huge, in addition to a wide array of fish. Even on a breezy day like today was, the bay was still quite manageable even for snorkel newbies.

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