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Maluaka Beach

190 Makena Rd, Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8434
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Another nice Maui beach

Nice sand, nice warm water, a couple of parking options and rest rooms. What more could you ask for?

Reviewed 6 days ago
NUFCadl
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Adelaide
Lots of turtles

We spent most of one full day at this wonderful, clean, not-too-busy beach. We couldn't tear... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jill F
,
Los Gatos, California
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“turtle town” (33 reviews)
“makena road” (10 reviews)
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190 Makena Rd, Makena Beach Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8434
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice sand, nice warm water, a couple of parking options and rest rooms. What more could you ask for?

Thank NUFCadl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent most of one full day at this wonderful, clean, not-too-busy beach. We couldn't tear ourselves away from the snorkeling and most of all the turtles. We counted seeing 16 of them that day. Most were close to shore feeding on the rocks. It...More

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fabulous beach, but the snorkeling was the most enjoyable. You can head out in the water from the beach or on a boat tour. Many of the boats will take you right to the reef to see the turtles. Of course, nothing...More

Thank magicmomentfamily
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

After 10 days on Maui hands down this was our favorite beach. Parking is limited so arrive before 9 or you will have a tough time finding a place to park. The snorkeling was great and we saw lots of turtles. This beach is also...More

Thank mbmoser
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful beach with limited parking, so it is a bit more quiet. I only saw one turtle, but plenty of beautiful fish. The water is super clear and the bay is protected from the winds so the water is still calm in the afternoon.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this little hidden gem. Within five minutes of arriving there a huge turtle swam by casually. It was amazing! Parking is a few minutes away but worth the walk. There is a gorgeous church and graveyard dating back to 1832! Worth the drive especially...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Not lots of curbside parking, but easy to access still. Clean beaches, not crowded and awesome views.

Thank DingoBB
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We had heard from locals about the sea turtles 🐢 that come to rest on the beach. There is a great car park and the beach is very accessible. There are turtles here all the time so you won't miss out. There were so many...More

Thank Wakayoo N
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We went out to Maluaka Beach early afternoon. The beach wasnt very busy, there was plenty of shade. The best part? ALL THE TURTLES! This is a very good place to snorkel. The only issue was the current was pretty strong. I think it would...More

Thank hdbecky
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

If you want to see green turtles, Maluaka Beach is your family place. Also if you like snorkeling this is the territory to do that considering its calm and warm water. Advice, the entrance of this beach is not well signaled, hence the GPS will...More

Thank Claudio H
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canter2u
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
We just Google mapped Turtle Town Maui and it took us straight to the maluaka beach parking lot. We went once in the morning and once in the afternoon, both times we found a parking spot. There's a bathroom house on the left... More
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