Kapalua Bay Beach

  • Al B.
    "I'd say the best beach to go snorkling for free on the west coast!"(3 Tips)
    Burt H.
    "Amazing snorkeling just off the beach, lots of fish to see"(3 Tips)
    Yulia C.
    "... almost every day. Try Merriman's for a cocktail and enjoy the sunset view..."(2 Tips)
    Dani 🍀
    "big sea turtle that hides away in an outcropping"(2 Tips)
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  • Doug B.
    Doug BaerNovember 27, 2016
    Good place to see sea turtles
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CortezanoOctober 31, 2016
    It is not the best beach but is a good spot for snorkeling. We can see huge turtles. That was neat!
  • Vicky M.
    Vicky MitzSeptember 18, 2016
    Beautiful beach. Rent the snorkeling gear, otherwise you will miss out!
  • Kaitlyn M.
    Kaitlyn MatyuchJuly 8, 2016
    Love this beach! The sunset are amazing
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱March 15, 2016
    Go snorkeling here! Tons of sea urchins and a good amount of sea turtles. Be careful of the shallow parts on the right side. The water is pretty shallow and you can easily get cut by rocks.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SJanuary 13, 2016
    Incredibly calm beach, once you're off the sand, with great snorkeling. Bring your flippers and goggles!
  • Julia P.
    Julia PinkyJanuary 6, 2016
    Ahhh-mazing beach. Great sunset watching spot.
  • Norm Y.
    Norm YeeNovember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking is scarce, even at 9:30 in the morning. Park up the road at the Pineapple Grill parking lot across the street - just go down to the lower parklot and you're basically parking across the street
  • Norm Y.
    Norm YeeNovember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Kid friendly and nice snorkeling
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 22, 2015
    Kapalua Bay is a sheltered marine sanctuary perfect for snorkeling. A nearby activities desk can help plan your day at this very special beach.
  • daniela
    danielaJune 18, 2015
    Great beach with good swimming and snorkeling. Parking lot is small but everyone seems to park at the golf course up the road, as did we. (It's free!)
  • James D.
    James DJanuary 29, 2015
    Sea turtles and fish everywhere! Bring snorkel gear!
  • ashley t.
    ashley tevatiaOctober 2, 2014
    Great snorkeling here! Water can get a little murky, but lots of fish to see!
  • Ed H.
    Ed HunsingerSeptember 27, 2014
    Go snorkeling here! Saw a turtle, three(!) different eels, & a ton of fish. Head down while it's raining (you're going to get wet anyways) & you might score a parking spot. Rinse station for your gear
  • Olof M.
    Olof MoriyaSeptember 21, 2014
    A great place to snorkel. If you're lucky you'll find a couple of sea turtles here too.
  • Yulia C.
    Yulia CheshireMay 18, 2014
    The best snorkeling we have found in the area. You will see a turtle or two almost every day. Try Merriman's for a cocktail and enjoy the sunset view from the first row ♥
  • Julia M.
    Julia MakApril 24, 2014
    Bring your snorkeling gear! It's amazing
  • Al B.
    Al B.September 3, 2013
    I'd say the best beach to go snorkling for free on the west coast! Turtles, octopus, squid, and tons of fish to see for free, why not?
  • Yvonne
    YvonneSeptember 2, 2013
    Beautiful beach!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoesMay 15, 2013
    Public Access at Kapalua Pl
  • Burt H.
    Burt HermanFebruary 24, 2013
    Amazing snorkeling just off the beach, lots of fish to see
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KaufmanOctober 18, 2012
    Great beach for catching some rays and snorkeling! A hidden gem...
  • Michael S.
    Michael S.September 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get there early. Park between Merriman's and the Napili Kai. Since they got rid of the hotel, there's no more easy parking. Best combo of beach & snorkeling on the west side.
  • Kharis R.
    Kharis Rauda-CabreraSeptember 7, 2012
    Try Safe House if you can. It is pricey but totally worth it.
  • Mark P.
    Mark PurdieMarch 16, 2012
    Snorkeling is good when the weather is calm.
  • Daryn N.
    Daryn NakhudaJanuary 22, 2012
    Easy snorkeling here. You can see fish, urchin, and sometimes even turtles, within wading distance from the shore. Even better if you swim out around the corner.
  • Dani 🍀
    Dani 🍀December 17, 2011
    There's a big sea turtle that hides away in an outcropping about mid way between each end of the beach and half way out. Seen him eating a good 10 feet from shore on occasion. You can rent gear too!
  • Tina W.
    Tina Weidner RollNovember 26, 2011
    Some of the best Snorkling. Clear water, lots of fish, sea urchins and we even saw a turtle.
  • Dennis C.
    Dennis CrespoOctober 26, 2011
    Find the cave at the far right
  • Christina C.
    Christina CarverOctober 17, 2011
    Great spot for snorkling and be on the look out for sea turtles :)
  • Shawn F.
    Shawn FarrarSeptember 16, 2011
    Not as windy as some beaches and a very cool backdrop. Water is rocky and there are fish right up to the shore. Cool scene to simply lounge.
  • Shawn T.
    Shawn TempleApril 1, 2011
    Strong current just beyond rock line. Careful. It will pull you out quickly. Save for good swimmers. Closer to beach is calm and good for children.
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie StoneFebruary 13, 2011
    My wife swam about 2 feet from. Sea turtle near the rocks on the right side of the beach if you ate facing the ocean.
  • John F.
    John FountainSeptember 22, 2010
    Good snorkeling, if you swim out beyond the breakers. Look for sea turtles, they're out there!
  • @mik3cap
    @mik3capApril 20, 2010
    A lovely beach with fine sand - but when extremely windy, the sand blows everywhere! Set up near the rocky outcroppings at the edge of the beach for a spot with the least wind.
  • my_staff
    my_staffOctober 28, 2013
    Прекрасный залив где действительно можно поплавать с огромными черепахами!! Обязательно возьмите маску - увидели черепаху, подождали минут 15 и вы уже плаваете с ней:)
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