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Kapalua Beach, Kapalua

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A C-shaped cove makes Kapalua Beach a prime location for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing. Also referred to as D.T. Fleming Beach, the white sand shoreline fronts the Ritz-Carlton, with public access available from Honokahua Bay. The waves here are known for good surfing and boogie boarding conditions, while the abundance of coral reefs and sea life make this beach one of the best snorkeling spots in the area. Head to the north end of the beach for clear snorkeling (thanks to the more rocky terrain). Sand tends to sit in the bay's center, making the water more cloudy there. Watch for sea turtles or Hawaiian monk seals along the beach. Use our Kapalua online trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Kapalua Beach and other attractions in Kapalua.
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  • Relaxing times on this expansive beach. We rented chairs, snorkeling gear and had the time of our lives. The beaches are so clean and the people are so friendly there. Beat the crowds and go here. 
    Relaxing times on this expansive beach. We rented chairs, snorkeling gear and had the time of our lives. The beaches are so clean and the people are so friendly there. Beat the crowds and go here.  more »
  • We took the complimentary shuttle from the Ritz-Carlton to Kapalua Beach. It is a very weather protected beach, great for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling. While there, we saw a rare monk seal and.....  more
    We took the complimentary shuttle from the Ritz-Carlton to Kapalua Beach. It is a very weather protected beach, great for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling. While there, we saw a rare monk seal and.....  more »
  • My kids (then 7, 9, 11) and I enjoyed snorkeling here. We came twice. First time it was after a rainstorm, so although the water was maybe a little less clear, the beach was barely occupied, which... 
    My kids (then 7, 9, 11) and I enjoyed snorkeling here. We came twice. First time it was after a rainstorm, so although the water was maybe a little less clear, the beach was barely occupied, which...  more »
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  • We really enjoyed spending a few days of our vacation at this beach. It's great for snorkelling with a ton of fish and turtles. The waves weren't bad, at least the days we were there they weren't, and it wasn't overcrowded. Parking is limited but other than that we really don't have any complaints. Probably our favourite beach on the island.
  • This was our favorite beach during our trip. The snorkeling is great, we saw turtles every time we went there. It’s a perfect beach to swim, snorkel, be amazed by the sunset (which is incredible there) or just relax on the beach. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas there along with snorkel gear. There’s also toilets and free parking (if you go there at max 8-9 AM, otherwise you won’t find any places available)
  • Very nice beach to enjoy the day and great spot for sunset. Easily accessible by car, toilets, showers & water fountain available at the entrance before the beach. Limited options for food though.
  • Incredible beach! It's fairly small, fairly protected as it's more of a bay. Ok waves but littles would be good here. Saw sea turtles both times I was here! Not many rocks in the water at wading depth - a big deal to me. We went twice so clearly I like it. You can walk to a decent place for lunch Sea House, or get a take out drink at a place a few minutes to the north. You can rent almost all equipment on site too. Chairs, boards, snorkel, and umbrella.
  • One of my favourite snorkeling spots in the world, have been here many times in the past decade. Lots of fish and often sea turtles. Decent amount of public parking and shower facilities

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