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The best snorkeling spot in Wailea.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scuba divers” (11 reviews)
off Wailea Alanui, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a recommended snorkeling beach for us from friends.It turned our to be our favorite beach for snorkeling. The parking lot is not huge but we were able to get a plum spot as it opened up for us just as we arrived otherwise...More

Thank chuck h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Maui in the fall for a family fun/diving trip. We are hard-core divers and underwater photographers, so we came to Maui (as we've done many times over the last 25 years) to dive with turtles and other reef fish. We visited in November...More

Thank divindk3483
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love visiting Ulua because it usually always quite calm for swimming. We also like to take a little walk along the path that goes infant of the gorgeous Wailea hotels. You can also snorkel on this beach. The visibility is varied depending on the...More

Thank MsVacay306
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ulua Beach located just south of Kihei in the Wailea area is going to please you for your beach activity almost every time. We love to snorkel and I rate it one of the top 10 places on Maui that is easy to find AND...More

1  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this small beach that is on the Wailea Beach path. This beach can be accessed via the public parking lot between the Andaz and Marriott hotels. There are public restrooms with showers next to the beach. This is a great spot to snorkel...More

Thank Ono O
Reviewed 9 November 2017

IN THE AGE OF MULTI-ACHIEVERS IT’S GREAT TO FIND A BEACH DOES THE SAME MAUI’S central-south coast had better snorkelling spots so when I asked BANANA BUNGALOW’S affable guide Nick on the free snorkelling tour (for guests) why he had chosen ULUA BEACH he advanced...More

1  Thank blackeldo
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Located right in the heart of the Wailea resort area, this is a nice beach but it can get crowded. Nice little snorkeling area on either side.

Thank Nancy-Lou-V
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I think a lot of the local outfitters who do group shore dives come here, makes sense as it's very easy to get in as a novice and start snorkeling without having to get too deep too fast. The further out you go the bigger...More

1  Thank mprach024
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Private beach, beautiful little reef for snorkeling, mild wave action wonderful for body surfing, near Wailea Shops

Thank M852IGkathleenp
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Visibility is great especially early in the morning. Entrance is very easy with the soft sand, and compared to Mokapu, it gets deep much quicker. The reef looks very healthy and alive as you venture further out, there is a steep drop off that you...More

Thank Vanessa L
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8 August 2016|
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Response from 910davem | Reviewed this property |
Yes a.d good food at the shops center.
15 January 2015|
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Response from WaileaDon | Reviewed this property |
Just get on South Kihei Road or Pi'ilani Highway and head south. This beach is right in front of Wailea Elua Village and right next to the new Andaz Wailea resort. There is public parking and restrooms and showers nearby.