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Maluaka Beach

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Address: 190 Makena Rd, Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8434

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Beautiful Beach south of Wailea.

This was one our favorite beaches in all of Maui. It is gorgeous and was not very crowded when we went. Seemed like a lot of locals frequent this beach. Seems good for swimming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brett A
Mukilteo, Washington
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Mukilteo, Washington
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one our favorite beaches in all of Maui. It is gorgeous and was not very crowded when we went. Seemed like a lot of locals frequent this beach. Seems good for swimming, did not try snorkeling here.

1 Thank Brett A
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean beach. Calm waters in the morning if you are looking for a place to SUP. Parking and washrooms across the street.

Thank Dutremblel
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach. Depending on the time of day this can be a great beach for snorkeling or body surfing. There are a lot of sea turtles in this area. In the afternoon it gets very windy and the surf kicks up. This is the time you can go body surfing. Prepare to have a bucket of sand... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at about 9am on a weekday and there was plenty of parking - parking lot is opposite the church about 100m from the beach. It was surprisingly busy at the beach as some tour boats drop off people at this beach. There are also lots of tour boats and kayaks in the water. Snorkelled at the southern end near... More 

Thank carmara988
Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came upon this spot after going to Big and Little beach on a sunday, which were packed with people. Maybe 20 people total at this location. Good snorkling and boggie boarding. Bathroom at the south end and some shade trees at the north. It has a great pick up and drop off area at the north too. Very few... More 

Thank Imapepper79
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very near to Makena beach (Big Beach), but the waves here were a little more kid friendly then at Big Beach. Awesome sunset view as well.

Thank DeeDee N
San Antonio, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was our second visit to this beach, and it didn't disappoint. The snorkeling around the left point is fantastic, the sand beach is great to walk and play in the waves on, and the grassy hill overlooking the beach has a lot of shade trees. What more could you want?

Thank SATerribleTwins
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We came here as The recommendation for seeing turtles, but found this to be a popular nice standard beach. Despite recommendations, no turtles, and too wavy and sandy to snorkel (visibility) without going out further than our comfort level. I'll put this here because I wish I'd had the info. The main thing we wanted to do was swim with... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Very nice sandy beach with good snorkeling. Lots of turtles. Come early to get parking. Plenty of bathroom space near the beach

Thank David U
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice beach. Wider strip of sand than many beaches. Good spot for swimming and snorkeling. We saw lots of beautiful fish here. Bring reef shoes as there are many corals and some sharp urchins here. Bathrooms nearby. Not much parking. Bring drinks and food.

Thank Alberta83

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