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Wailea Beach

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Address: Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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Cultural Outrigger Canoe and Turtle Tour
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snorkeling

Great snorkeling without having to go on a boat tour. Gentle surf which is perfect for families and great for swimming.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2015
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san diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Great snorkeling without having to go on a boat tour. Gentle surf which is perfect for families and great for swimming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Waikea Beach is just gorgeous! Protected from the Bay, beautiful sandy shore, and lots of vendors to rent kayaks, snorkel gear, or paddleboards from. I didn't snorkel or paddleboard, but my son and his wife did and they saw several turtles each time. The color of the water is amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

We normally access the beach by parking at one of the two public beach parking areas and walking down to the beach. The path is probably the nicest in Maui; it makes its way along the tops of cliffs, past beautiful $$$$ condos, gorgeous hotels, and offers something for everyone. The actual beach seems pretty crowded most of the time... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Don't expect to see anything but sand in the water. I was a little disappointed that the snorkeling experience was non existant. But the sand feels great and the water is warm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

My family and I were in Maui for two days on a cruise. After performing a minimum amount of last minute research, this beach was highly rated and did not disappoint. The beach is public with public parking, beach chairs and umbrellas available. The beach is a good size, was not overcrowded and the water was relatively calm and great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Just because major resorts are built along the strand, and put out their chairs and umbrellas, doesn't mean this fabulous beach is not public access. Parking will be your only barrier. You can use public lots at Polo or Uloa(sp?) and walk the beach trail. Or you can pay for parking or actually shop( $25)at the mall for validation, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Were there in 2011. Do not take sunscreen... just a brief walk in respect to the "natives" they complain a lot but I see the point .....but it´s really worthy ealking in there and a little refresh in the sea (brief). No thhhat safe, but recomend the brief experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

If lounging on the beach and going for a dip in the beautiful pacific ocean are on your list then look no further than Big Beach at Wailea. Plenty of room to park your rental and take the short stroll to the beach. Port-a-loos on site and also plenty of food trucks in the area. Even better there is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location, sandy bottom and excellent snorkeling off the points. Only draw back is the resorts in the area set up so many umbrellas for guests there is little room to throw down a towel or beach chair of your own. Water is warm and the sandy bottom is great for wading in the very small waves

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Easy to access and Peaceful place to start your day.We hope to return again with family an friends.Aloha

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