Kapalua Bay Beach
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 65%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 64%Budget Travelers
- 57%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (25)
- Kapalua Bay BeachFeb 25, 2014
World-class snorkeling and scenery at Kapalua Bay make it one of the best places on Maui to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon. Parking is free, but you may need to arrive early (by 9 am) in peak season (Jan. - April) to find a space. Youngsters and beginning snorkelers feel comfortable in the calm waters. And sunbathers will enjoy the warm, white sand beach. Take your camera. Be prepared to be awed by the beauty with the island of Molokai resting on the horizon beyond the cove's blue waters and white sand. The waters are clear. The snorkeling spectacular. Huge sea turtles and colorful reef fish can be seen within 10-ft of the shoreline. There are public restrooms near the parking lot. And a shower to wash away the sand when you leave. If you are carrying beachgear, be prepared to walk down a few steps to reach the beach area. It's not far from the parking lot and slopes downward going...uphill returning! All ages seem to love this place. You can rent underwater gear at a beach shack nearby, but best to come with your own gear to avoid being disappointed by the beach shack being shut down that day.
- Kapalua Bay BeachFeb 14, 2014
Great protected swimming and snorkling, nice convenient restrooms, arrive early to get a good parking spot. Often weddings taking place at sunrise and sunset. I once saw five different ones going on at the same time placed along the entire beach!
- Kapalua Bay BeachOct 20, 2013
My favorite beach on the West Maui Coast. It's blissfully less crowded than most, even though it fronts a high-end resort. Much calmer waters for swimming than nearby D.T. Fleming Beach Park, but the same beautiful sunsets. The coastal hiking path is a great place to get some exercise, or you can make your own path out to the Dragon's Teeth rock formations at the end of the point.
- Kapalua Bay BeachSep 13, 2013
This is probably our favorite beach, water is probably the calmest on Maui which makes for great snorkeling and fewer near death experiences with little kids. Generally not very crowded. It is small but has bathrooms and a kiosk to rent gear or buy some snacks. The parking is just past Napili Kai Hotel. If you are tired of swimming it offers the start of the Kapalua walking trail whihc winds several miles along the coast and ends up near DT Fleming and the Ritz-- many fabulous spots for photos enroute.
- Kapalua Bay BeachSep 13, 2013
The snorkeling here is some of the best on the island! The waves are small so it's a great place for beginners and kids. Swim out a bit further for amazing views of the ocean life by the black stone rocks. Our kids learned to snorkel here...and so did Mom!
- Kapalua Bay Beach