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Address: Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water...

One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.

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West Maui Snorkeling Adventure
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My favorite beach in Hawaii

Loved everything about it. Great sand, waves, places to rent beach equipment was close. Hula Grill was really close. We had a great time. Waves were not too big for my kids... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved everything about it. Great sand, waves, places to rent beach equipment was close. Hula Grill was really close. We had a great time. Waves were not too big for my kids and the beach was sandy. Other beaches were rocky and this one was not. Water was crystal clear as you see in pictures.

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Kamloops, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this beach was beautiful, but mostly for the people who stayed in these resorts. We walked along the ocean, then found it blocked off by these resorts.

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Thank KATHYPOO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here to snorkel and wasn't disappointed. Great beach to relax,swim, snorkel and watch for turtles. It sprinkled a little on us but that didn't matter because it was warm. Great clean beach

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Temple, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ka'anapali Beach is truly a great place to relax and play. Wonderful sand and walkable shore make this a great place to get plenty of sun, surf and relaxation.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ka'anapali means "Shifting sands". This review is for the status of the beach in` November. In Winter, the beach has a sandy point in front of the Hilton Hotel. This area is exposed to the swells, making it a good hangout for beginner surfers and boogie borders. Going north, the Whaler's Village offers restaurants and a nice museum. At the... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of room with good snorkeling around the Westin hotel. The beach was beautiful and doesn't feel crowded.

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful sand, beautiful clear water. Safe swimming, good for snorkelling. I visited other beaches but found this the prettiest and most relaxing. It was windy though and beware Hawaiian sand STICKS - you cant wash it off. It needs to be scraped off in the shower!!!! It rained on/off while I was there and there were the best rainbows I... More 

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Benicia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful kept grounds, outdoor shaded tables, popular beach access, and snorkeling make this a favorite beach day experience.

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best beach stretch to snorkel, dive, swim or just relax and enjoy delicious ocean breezes and beautiful sunsets. Waves are good for activites but still safe. Always return to this area when in Maui.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You don't have to get on an expensive tour to see turtles, you can see them in the reef less than 100 meters from the shore at this beach. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day, with picnic tables and trees right on the edge of the beach, loads of free car parking, walkable distances to places the locals eat, and... More 

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