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Kapalua Beach, Kapalua
(4.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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 spent 4-5 hours snorkeling the edges of the Kapalua cove. I would definetly return. The cove provides protection from bigger surf...but has a nice gentle roll. 
  • I will be dreaming about this beach for some time. Beautiful soft sand, calm waters and extraordinary snorkelling. Saw an abundance of turtles and more species of fish than I could count in addition t...  more »
  • Dropped in for a beach day with lawn chairs and snorkel gear and were not disappointed! Small curved beach with excellent snorkelling, seeing many fish species and a few turtles. Nicely manicured lawn...  more »