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Kapalua Beach

Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the beach at the evening, there were less people and plenty of parking spots available. However the sea is rough (red flag is prominently raised) and the sea bed has plenty of stones that cause multiple cuts to the legs. Scenery is...More

Thank ChristopherTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try a different beach today and it turns out that the beach we had at our apartments are pretty good in comparison. This beach has rocks on it and the water was pretty touch the day we went. The area surrounding it,...More

1  Thank mariaspratt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Of the 3 different beaches we tried while on Maui, this was our favorite. The beach is on the Kapalua Coastal Trail and is beautiful. Lots of shade for everyone. Unfortunately, not so much parking. You must get ther early to get a spot in...More

Thank Glorydays56
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The water is protected by a coral shelf and fingers of lava rock that extend out into the ocean making it generally calm. The sand is very soft and "puffy"... the snorkeling is outstanding due to the depth of the water making the fish relatively...More

Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We have been coming to Maui for over 35 years and we snorkel most days we are here. We like Maui for snorkeling because it has the most good places to go that you can get to easily and get in and get out without...More

2  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great beach with super views and tons of fish The water is like glass and you can rent the gear at the beach

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We went here twice during our stay in Maui, first parking on the side of the road and walking down to the bay. The second time, we parked at DT Fleming Beach Park (free and plentiful parking) and walked the trail to Kapalua Beach. Very...More

1  Thank CAFamily
Reviewed 10 November 2017

GORGEOUS! The weather was perfect and the view was to die for. it is one of the best hidden secrets on the island

Thank Hopers2015
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

All the beaches we visited on Maui were very clean. The sand is soft and waves are great for boogie boarding,

Thank CLC439
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely snorkeling. Very rocky entrance to water. Had fun. This was my 2nd favorite beach for snorkeling. My favorite was Kahekili Beach Park where it was easier to enter the water because there was more sand.

1  Thank Phil F
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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