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Maluaka Beach

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Address: 190 Makena Rd, Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI

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Great Place to Snorkel and See Turtles

This is a great place to see the turtles. The come up and lay on the rocks in a secluded little inlet. The water was good for snorkeling. The beach is tiny so it wouldn't be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to see the turtles. The come up and lay on the rocks in a secluded little inlet. The water was good for snorkeling. The beach is tiny so it wouldn't be good for sunbathing.

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Probably the best beach in Wailea! There is public access to drop your visitors as well as free showers to clean up the salt and sand. Since it's in front of Andaz, there is a beach kiosk that can rent you stand ups, kayaks and other equipment. Huge green turtles visit the beach very often and close which happened two... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even with helpful directions from local residents and guidebooks, it took us two separate trips to beaches just south of Wailea to find Turtle Town, a place to see a large number of turtles. The area is not marked as "Turtle Town" and there is no signs for Maluaka Beach. We drove along the coastal road and turned off at... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking to swim with turtles then you've come to the right place. We saw several beautiful turtles and swam next to them. It was magical.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We came here on a boat tour right after Molokini. In hopes of swimming with some green turtles, we left disappointed. However, it's understood that the experience changes by the day. The beach here looked well kept and comfortable, though!

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It is one of two beaches in Makena State park and this one is quite small with rocky cliffs in the back. It is a well protected area with essentially white sand and quite popular and well worth a visit.

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were on Maui as part of the NCL POA cruise. First morning we got up early, rented cars and our group headed south. We stopped at Boss Frogs on the way down to rent snorkel equipment, chairs and umbrellas for our group of 7. The cost was less than one snorkel excursion from the cruise. Took about an hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The snorkeling is quite good here at either end of the beach near the lava rock points. Lots of turtles as mentioned by everyone. You don't even need to snorkel. Just camp out on the grass near the picnic tables (there are about 4, very spread out - not packed together - nice) near the overlook of the rocks on... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Big beach with nice sand and plenty of room for snorkeling or just laying about. We didn't spend a great deal of time here but it looked like a great place to pack a picnic and settle in for a Beautiful day at the beach. Nice safe area, amazing views, lots of shoreline!

Thank RoundTheWorld2010
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Maluaka is a beautiful beach, which we did not get to snorkel. Because, we had already snorkeled Poolenalena & Keawekapu for the morning. However, we wished we had as we saw 5 turtles on the beach and some others exiting the surf. Guess we will have to come back on our next visit. We parked at the Keawala'i Church and... More 

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