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We came across Olowalu Beach when driving around Maui and pulled in to have a look. It is a sand parking lot and we were concerned that our vehicle may get stuck. When we got out of the car we noticed an unpleasant smell of...More
Our ship captain recommend this beach for some local snorkeling. You pull off the road to snorkel so need your own equipment; there are no facilities here. Be careful when you park not to get stuck in the sand - we had a jeep and...More
This spot was recommended to us by The Snorkel Store and it did not disappoint. We snorkeled here three times and each time was fantastic. LOTS of fish to see, turtles present, really cool reefs to explore and there are not that many people here....More
Our Gypsy Guide said to stop here and some reviews said it was good snorkeling so we decided to stop here after having some pie at Leoda's. There really isn't any official parking spots except off the road on the sand and there are no...More
Lots of people here snorkeling and quite a few SCUBA divers entering the water here. Families with kids. Seems like quite a few overnight campers. Not sure that's supposed to happen here. NOTE: There are no facilities at this stretch of beech. I am a...More
Went snorkeling at the reefs in Olowalu today. Had an awesome time. You need to find an open area to swim out a bit, maybe 100 ft, but then the fish are more plentiful and the reefs are like underwater statues. There are passages through...More
Found this with the help of Gypsy guide app which I highly recommend but it was just so so the day that we were there. There are plenty of locations around the island that are equally as good if you are not on this side...More
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Hi yes it is sometimes called turtle town but there is also a turtle town in Wailea! so I think there are a few places called turtle town. If you are willing to swim out fairly far you will see turtles at Olowalu. You will... More
Hi yes it is sometimes called turtle town but there is also a turtle town in Wailea! so I think there are a few places called turtle town. If you are willing to swim out fairly far you will see turtles at Olowalu. You will see turtles close to shore there too but the water is murky. A good and easy place for turtles is in front of the Japanese graveyard just after Lahaina toward Ka'anapali, I can't remember the name of the park - there is a lifeguard station there. Lots of turtles all along S. Kihei and Wailea.