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Kapalua Beach

Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (210 reviews)
“sea turtles” (62 reviews)
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Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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"fish"
in 210 reviews
"sea turtles"
in 62 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 32 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 27 reviews
"parking lot"
in 55 reviews
"parking is limited"
in 22 reviews
"calm waters"
in 21 reviews
"protected bay"
in 10 reviews
"street parking"
in 10 reviews
"paddle boards"
in 14 reviews
"across the street"
in 24 reviews
"black rock"
in 14 reviews
"shallow water"
in 11 reviews
"both sides"
in 15 reviews
"bathrooms and showers"
in 12 reviews
"octopus"
in 9 reviews
"easy access"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

The best snorkle on Maui that we had! Incredible coral reef with so many types of fish. The beach is lovely and has shower heads to rinse off.

Thank Ariana P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I have snorkeled at Kapalua a few times, and today we had a real treat since we ran into a couple of turtles. They were huge and vey unperturbed by humans in their midst. It is really difficult to find parking for...More

Thank TripEnthusiast2
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Best snorkeling during our trip, including the boat trip we paid for. Tons of fish and turtles in a protected cove. The beach has showers and bathrooms and some parking.

Thank walterandcharlie
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just would like to thank Norma our house keeper, Bruce down by the pool and Joe who Drives the Cadillac. They made our stay a enjoyable... We received some good information .....Joe gave us a tour of the grounds the first day. Norma was always...More

Thank leeon3
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were staying at Napili Shores, so fortunately Kapalua Beach was within walking distance. There is parking available in a small lot, but it is always full. The overflow is on the sides of the road outside of the lot. Make sure to watch for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were snorkeling for only 5 minutes before being approached by a big beautiful sea turtle! (no touching the turtles) For being on a moderately busy beach, there was a good amount of fish and coral to explore while snorkeling. Beautiful and relaxing little beach.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely beach to spend with your family. The water was a bit choppy that day and I had a hard time entering to go snorkelling and as a result scuffed my knees. Short sand entrance with a quick drop off into the coral. Not a...More

Thank JCSRQ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is quite small but has plenty of room to sit in the sun. You can rent snorkel gear for VERY cheap and go and snorkel the reef off the shore . There were so many fish and even a turtle . We saw...More

Thank Ashlm456710
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach has it all, bathrooms, free parking and a reef to block the big waves. The snorkeling here is amazing, there's a coral reef that basically runs the length of the beach. The beach is quite calm because of the outer reef that blocks...More

Thank Thrifty4family
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can be a bit crowded as it is a small beach. But the snorkeling is pretty good when other areas are rough or murky especially in winter. Parking is really tight so that is a minus but it is do able. Has a plumbed bathroom...More

Thank justgo64
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cloverleaf921
26 January 2018|
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Response from Micheale P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was a small hut on one end of the beach where you could rent snorkel gear. I don't know about prices, didn't pay attention, as we had bought snorkel masks on Amazon and brought them with us.
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James M
28 February 2016|
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Response from 65oski | Reviewed this property |
The Ritz Carlton has a beach rental shed at Kapalua Bay that includes SUP's and kayaks. Don't know their rates or whether you have to be a Ritz Carlton guest to rent. Check with the hotel. The bay is very sheltered so it'd... More
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