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Kapalua Beach

Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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US$ 99.00*
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Club Alii Nui
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US$ 129.71*
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Maui Night Scuba Diving Tour
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US$ 129.71*
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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson
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Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location but can be swamped with people. Snorkeling can be great but can be poor depending on wind and swells. Picturesque. Parking sucks when it's busy. Come early. Leave when crowds show up.

Thank rpmotocross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful sand, restaurants nearby and stunning water! Close to other rocky beaches which were better for snorkeling but this one is best for families.

Thank Shelliu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish-no; crowds-yes; parking-no; surf-yes. I saw fish around the end of the reef, but would advise only experienced snorkelers.

Thank mheitner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this beach, it was definitely the high light of our trip. We saw about 7 turtles and various fish while snorkeling.

Thank PalmtreesOceanbreeze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like to go to this beach in the Kapalua area of Maui each time we travel to Maui. It is located in an upscale area, but there is hardly anyone ever out on this beach. It has steep cliffs on both ends and you...More

1  Thank Keith A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kapalua Beach is very small and can get very busy but when you are only there for a turtle encounter - it doesn't matter how busy the beach is. We snorkelled round the rocks at the south end and within 5 minutes we were with...More

2  Thank Lindfieldsvilla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw about 9 of them. You will be find $5k if you touch them but they are all around you. Why pay for a sea-sick boat ride when you can go here?

Thank Corinne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have snorkelled many places on our trips to Maui, this is by far the best. Get there early to get into the parking lot (free) head to the far right of the bat for some of the most amazing snorkelling, the reef is shallow...More

1  Thank Tracie W
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The snorkeling here is AWESOME 😊 We saw soooooo many beautiful and colorful fish, I couldn't wait to get back to our room and look at my chart to pick out the ones we saw!! The water was so clear it was great. Another great...More

2  Thank Annarae G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great bay for relaxing and snorkeling. The right side towards the point has great snorkel life and plenty turtles to be seen. Entry into the bay can be tricky so pick your locations wisely due to shallow areas. I would recommend arriving to the parking...More

1  Thank Jacob R
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James M
I am researching where to rent and where is a good spot for SUP. & My wife & I are looking forward to our first Maui trip in April. She has SUP'd before,... so I'm looking for a good outfitter and beach for her to enjoy... I would prefer to Kayak... but I'll try SUP'ing... Any suggestions out there.. ? Thanks in advance...
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