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Kapalua Beach

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Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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US$118.81*
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Maui Night Scuba Diving Tour
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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson
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During our first trip to Maui, we were impressed by the stunning view at Kapalua. Beach access is easy to spot in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by luxury mansions. A short ally... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

During our first trip to Maui, we were impressed by the stunning view at Kapalua. Beach access is easy to spot in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by luxury mansions. A short ally will lead you to the beach. The beach is very quiet, water is very clear. You can find pieces of broken corral reeves everywhere. There's a well-built trail... More 

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a major go-to spot for us. It almost has it all: enjoyable and relatively well sheltered snorkelling, as long as you stay within the main bay and don't swim too far off to the right where there is sometimes a bit of a rip current; varied fish life, we've seen the big stuff like Spotted Eagle Rays, and... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kapalua Beach is one of the sandy crescents of sandy beach fronts the Kapalua Resort in west Maui. There is a parking area and shower at the trail entrance. Perhaps not as nice and not as large as D.T. Fleming Beach next door. Most beach goers appear to be from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and the condos of Kapalua Resort. Food... More 

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rolling waves, reddish colored sand, and a beautiful setting. The beach is located in a cove between two rock hillsides. Somewhat quiet during the week, but definitely picks up on weekends as there is a public beach area adjacent

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In terms of amount of fish and ease of use this was by far the best snorkeling my family did. Also, saw many turtles. Highly recommend this.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best place to snorkel in Maui. Easy entry from a calm sandy beach. You don't have to swim out very far to see the coral, fish and sea turtles. Great for beginning snorkels. Will be back

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Estes Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorites on the island. Plenty of coral and structures for the fish to hang out. Sea turtles swimming across the bay. Good place to go snorkeling. Sandy beach doesn't go too far out into the bay before getting deeper and changing to volcanic rock and coral. Plan to wear your water shoes. This is a popular beach.... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy access and a beautiful beach. Lots of wedding pics being taken on the beach. Nice and sheltered so no big waves. This beach is excellent with services and accessibility.

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Kincardine, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice beach, but with a lot of people before lunch. The crowd did thin out later. The snorkelling was good, but a little rough to get in.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to snorkel at the right side of the beach. There are a lot of fish to see as well as sea turtles! The turtles sometimes go by the rocks on the right side so make sure to check!

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