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Maalaea

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Address: Maui, HI
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A busy harbor area from where fishing tours and excursions depart.

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Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor
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Afternoon Turtle Snorkel on Maui
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Molokini Sail and Snorkel Adventure

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Windy! Pretty location

Very nice beach on the way to Kihei. Stop to relax and view this side of the island. We like this beach because the crowds are lighter here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach on the way to Kihei. Stop to relax and view this side of the island. We like this beach because the crowds are lighter here.

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Goleta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We enjoy the low-rise condos in Maalaea Bay especially, Kanai a Nalu. Quiet bay with the sound of waves last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Off the beaten track and so quiet... No crowds. Many condos available online through Maalaea Bay Rentals or VRBO Etc. You can preview all units.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

On earth. Of course there are many many beautfiful beaches on Maui and in Hawaii but this one is pure perfection.

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Didsbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stayed at the Makani a Kai, which is the farthest condo complex to the east, beside Haycraft park. We loved being so close to miles and miles of beach... from the last three eastern-most condo complexes, you can walk on the sandy beach, all the way to Kihei! Along the way is the bird sanctuary, and small lagoons from... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This beach is tucked away at the end of condo row; it is NOT Sugar Beach as one reviewer mistakenly called it. The beach has great sand, trees for shade a good snorkeling

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Such a nice clean beach. Close to everything. Hardly anyone here. Great sand. We stayed all afternoon and enjoyed whale watching and napping.

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Manotick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed down the road from this beach. Great for families as the slope is gradual.not as rocky as some of the beaches. Limited parking. Outhouse for facilities.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

We stayed here in a condo which is a great location as it is between Lahina and Kihei. It also has a three mile beach which is gorgeous and not packed with people. It is always windy here which keeps the temperature comfortable. There is a small plaza with a few stores which is nice a busy restaurant and an... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

This is a quiet beach that at times feels like your very own private beach. Fun watching the turtles swim in the ocean and sun on the rocks.

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We had a wonderful time. The crew was exceptional in every way. We were served a delicious continental breakfast and a great bbq lunch. The snorkeling was a joy along with the Dolphins that surrounded us it was wonderful. We also were able to see giant turtles. We spent about 5 very injoyable hours on this excursion and it was... More 

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