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Kapalua Beach

Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Kapalua Bay beach is always on our list of places to visit. The bay is protected and saw no surf or current. It is beautiful and a nice place to snorkle. Parking is a real problem and you must arrive early.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The beach area is large with calm water. It is perfect for snorkeling, swimming, or watching the sea turtles swimming on by. Loved it.

Thank acdcocecmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kapalua Beach is a great little beach with excellent snorkeling close to the beach and on the left area by the rocks. Parking can be a challenge here, look for a small side road right after the Napili Bay Resort or park along the main...More

Thank VailAZTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kapalua Beach is a well sheltered beach with sand on the beach and in the water at the beginning. It can be consider a family friendly beach. We have done two rounds of snorkeling (2,5 hours in total) one on each side of the beach....More

Thank Eugen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a rather isolated spot with beautiful views of the water, mountains and another island. The beach itself is clean and well maintained. If you are used to the east coast beaches, be careful of the waves.There were trails to follow above the beach...More

Thank sadiedust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Kapalua Beach because the Maui guidebook we were using said it was good for kids. I concur. The wave break was not strong and high, so my young child was able to get across it without fear. The snorkeling was amazing! We...More

2  Thank Enat3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Burger Shack on the Ritz property down by the beach and it was lovely for the atmosphere. The water looked a bit choppy, so I declined to go for a swim as I am not a strong swimmer. We saw some...More

1  Thank TravelBunnyBear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long walk from the parking area to the part of the bay where you snorkel. But it's worth it. Very pretty. Kid friendly

1  Thank Kate K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kapalua Bay is a pretty crescent shaped beach off the Montage, with a beautiful view of Molokai. There's good snorkeling, gentle waves, and a shower.

1  Thank adviceucantrust
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a really great beach, although it is quite small. The snorkeling is great, the beach is clean, the location is perfect. It is about 20 minutes walk from The Ritz, and the walk is worth it.

Thank Bill C
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James M
29 February 2016|
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Response from 65oski | Reviewed this property |
The Ritz Carlton has a beach rental shed at Kapalua Bay that includes SUP's and kayaks. Don't know their rates or whether you have to be a Ritz Carlton guest to rent. Check with the hotel. The bay is very sheltered so it'd... More