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Maluaka Beach

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Address: 190 Makena Rd, Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI

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this place is warm and a very nice place to visit it is not to rocky over the shores but some places are a little bit rocky. i hope everybody enjoys this beautiful place.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is warm and a very nice place to visit it is not to rocky over the shores but some places are a little bit rocky. i hope everybody enjoys this beautiful place.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maluaka Beach was highly rated and didn't disappoint. After 2 previous visits not being able to find Turtle Town, we finally had success! The beach is quite large and has at least 3 distinct snorkel areas within a few feet of the beach, and more if you're willing to swim out a bit deeper. We found our first turtle within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told to visit this beach as you may see some turtles. we first stopped at the top to see the waves and surfers, it was an amazing to see such big surf. But after my wife wanted to see if we could find a turtle. We first found one hidden in some rocks, and after about 15 min... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did some snorkeling and some swimming. Didn't spend a lot of time here, but it was very pretty. would return.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a great beach to bring the kids. Lots of beach for playing in the sand and the older kids even got to snorkel and boogie board. Us adults ventured to the south end of the beach and snorkled around the bend. We saw dozens of varieties of fish and even a few turtles cruising the reef. The only... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a great place to see the turtles. The come up and lay on the rocks in a secluded little inlet. The water was good for snorkeling. The beach is tiny so it wouldn't be good for sunbathing.

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Probably the best beach in Wailea! There is public access to drop your visitors as well as free showers to clean up the salt and sand. Since it's in front of Andaz, there is a beach kiosk that can rent you stand ups, kayaks and other equipment. Huge green turtles visit the beach very often and close which happened two... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Even with helpful directions from local residents and guidebooks, it took us two separate trips to beaches just south of Wailea to find Turtle Town, a place to see a large number of turtles. The area is not marked as "Turtle Town" and there is no signs for Maluaka Beach. We drove along the coastal road and turned off at... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you're looking to swim with turtles then you've come to the right place. We saw several beautiful turtles and swam next to them. It was magical.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We came here on a boat tour right after Molokini. In hopes of swimming with some green turtles, we left disappointed. However, it's understood that the experience changes by the day. The beach here looked well kept and comfortable, though!

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