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Maalaea

#148 of 363 things to do in Maui
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Address: Maui, HI
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A busy harbor area from where fishing tours and excursions depart.

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US$39.86*
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Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor
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US$69.00*
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Afternoon Turtle Snorkel on Maui
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US$117.52*
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Molokini Sail and Snorkel Adventure

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Perfect beach for whale watching

We stayed here in Hono Kai Condo for the 2nd time and it was again amacing Sitting on the beach you can spot whales, dolphins and turtles. In the morning you can take a beach run... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
IchbinBrian
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here in Hono Kai Condo for the 2nd time and it was again amacing Sitting on the beach you can spot whales, dolphins and turtles. In the morning you can take a beach run many miles long

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You would need to have a car no matter where you stay in Maui. Staying here is the best local if you are going to go up the coast either way it is in the middle of everything. Close enough to the airport, Kihei, Lahaina, road to Hana, Mount Haleakala etc. Also has the harbour here for day trips for... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Ma'alaea area is in a great location about 20 min or so to Lahaina and 10 or so to Kihei. You will also be within 5 mins of the Ma'alaea harbor and Maui Ocean Centre which I highly recommend. This area is less frequented by visitors making it a much more low key location. Steps away from most Condos... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous! Everything you need and more! Beautiful, well kept, roomy, and away from crowds but within walking distance to harbor, restaurants and beaches. Found great sandy semi private beach a few minutes drive away to park along side of road. Barbara provides everything!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach on the way to Kihei. Stop to relax and view this side of the island. We like this beach because the crowds are lighter here.

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Goleta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We enjoy the low-rise condos in Maalaea Bay especially, Kanai a Nalu. Quiet bay with the sound of waves last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Off the beaten track and so quiet... No crowds. Many condos available online through Maalaea Bay Rentals or VRBO Etc. You can preview all units.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

On earth. Of course there are many many beautfiful beaches on Maui and in Hawaii but this one is pure perfection.

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Didsbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stayed at the Makani a Kai, which is the farthest condo complex to the east, beside Haycraft park. We loved being so close to miles and miles of beach... from the last three eastern-most condo complexes, you can walk on the sandy beach, all the way to Kihei! Along the way is the bird sanctuary, and small lagoons from... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This beach is tucked away at the end of condo row; it is NOT Sugar Beach as one reviewer mistakenly called it. The beach has great sand, trees for shade a good snorkeling

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Such a nice clean beach. Close to everything. Hardly anyone here. Great sand. We stayed all afternoon and enjoyed whale watching and napping.

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