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Kapalua Beach Park, Maui Hawaii

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Maui has over 33 miles of exquisite public beaches. Some of these beaches have jewel-toned sand, in such colors as red, gold, green, black and white. Ringed by 120 miles of coastline, Maui boasts over 30 miles of beaches. Many are easily accessible beach parks with lifeguards, picnic facilities and restrooms. For those who choose to hike there, it is often some of the best snorkeling in Maui. If you are really lucky you may even get to swim with dolphins. Kapalua is the prime luxury resort area of all Maui. Within the 1650-acre resort are some of Hawaii’s best golf (three championship courses including the Plantation Course, home to the Mercedes Open each January), white sand beaches, boutique shopping, restaurants, tennis, and recreation areas on the islands.


Snorkeling on Maui should not be missed. Maui has incredible snorkeling areas along several of its coastlines. Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful Maui condo. I don’t think that you can prepare anyone for the breathtaking view and the wonderful villa at Pineapple Hill. One of Maui’s best snorkel or scuba spots. Abundant marine life including many turtles. In finer restaurants around Maui County, several chefs are amenable to substituting certain side dishes in entrees or even preparing a low carb meal to order. You’ll find that luxury resorts are now including entire Low Carb sections on their restaurant menus. Panoramic sunset views and Up-close, spectacular views of Molokini, Maui’s half-moon crater island.

Sunbeds at Kapalua beach

Blanketing the gently rolling hillside from the white sand beach of Kapalua Bay to the base of the West Maui Mountains are two high-end hotels, three of the finest golf courses on Maui, and beautiful upscale villa communities. Some Maui beaches have picnic tables and facilities, others are perfect for water sports. Hamoa Beach has sea cliffs and lush vegetation; the publc beach shares some facilities with the Hotel Hana Maui. Offshore is a littleisland with coconut trees.

Kapalua beach

In much of the beach, there wasn’t that much sand between the lawn area behind you and the water in front of you, which also altered the perception of it’s size. Still it’s a gorgeous stretch of sand as you can imagine by it’s popularity. The beach is long, wide and sandy and surrounded by ironwood trees that provide wonderful shade. Caution needs to be taken when swimming due to the steep slope of the beach that causes a backwash even during calm seas. Offshore a shallow sandbar extends out to the edge of the surf. Generally, the waters are good for swimming and snorkeling, but sometimes, off near the sea cliffs, the waves are big enough to suit body boarders and surfers.


We can always move to a different spot on the beach that is just as nice. Lots of good waves, nice for boogie boarding or just swimming. There is a lifeguard at this beach, which is nice. DT Fleming Beach Park is one of Maui’s nicest beaches with good swimming in summer and pounding surf in winter. The nearby resort area of Kapalua offers upmarket resorts and some of the most challenging golf courses in Hawaii.

Kapalua beach
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  • Golf Tee Times December 8, 2008, 4:20 pm

    Thanks for the head sup. It is way cool.

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