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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. To visit Kapalua Beach and other attractions in Kapalua, use our Kapalua itinerary maker.
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  • We really enjoyed this beach, it was definitely the high light of our trip. We saw about 7 turtles and various fish while snorkeling.  more »
  • We like to go to this beach in the Kapalua area of Maui each time we travel to Maui. It is located in an upscale area, but there is hardly anyone ever out on this beach. It has steep cliffs on both en...  more »
  • Kapalua Beach is very small and can get very busy but when you are only there for a turtle encounter - it doesn't matter how busy the beach is. We snorkelled round the rocks at the south end and withi...  more »