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1. Maui Ocean Center

Make time to visit the sea animals who live in Maui Ocean Center during your trip to Maalaea. Wander the area's seaside or simply enjoy one of its seafood restaurants.
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Make time to visit the sea animals who live in Maui Ocean Center during your trip to Maalaea. Wander the area's seaside or simply enjoy one of its seafood restaurants.

2. Kaanapali Beach

Hawaiian kings once favored Kaanapali Beach, and now the whole world is in love with it. Kaanapali was the first planned resort in Hawaii and, because of its success, its formula has been copied around the world. Kaanapali has many comforts, and just over a decade ago it was voted “America’s Best Beach.” Come here to laze on the palm-fringed sand and bathe in the warm Pacific waters.
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As one of the highest-ranking luxury beaches in the U.S., this stunning stretch of sand with crystal-clear water is lined with high-end hotels and shops.

3. Napili Bay

The small crescent of golden sand that makes up Napili Beach is very popular with tourists, especially honeymooners and holidaying couples. Throughout the year, sunbathers and swimmers come to enjoy the turquoise waters in the bay or read a book under the waving palm trees. During the calmer summer months, conditions are perfect for snorkeling, with a chance to see Hawaiian green turtles. Come winter, the surfers arrive to ride the increasing waves.
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This vacation accommodation hotspot has everything you need. Its protected waters attract swimmers and snorkelers in summer, and surfers and body boarders in winter.

4. Haleakala National Park

At Haleakalā National Park, you can step inside volcanic craters, walk through rain forest and swim in freshwater pools.
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From mountain peaks to forested valleys, from the Pacific coastline to a volcanic crater, this national park encompasses a great diversity of natural habitats.

5. Wailea Beach

The luxury Wailea resort community occupies 1,500 acres (607 hectares) of land. The area is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Wailea Beach is a wide stretch of sand, perfect for an afternoon of sunbathing or building sandcastles. It’s surrounded by four smaller beaches and has a broad range of shops. Rent a kayak or snorkeling gear, or book a guided scuba dive to see the green turtles up-close. This popular, family-friendly beach has many facilities.
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This stretch of powdery sand is part of an upscale resort community and is an ideal place to sunbathe, snorkel, and dive with Hawaiian green turtles and manta rays.

6. Lahaina Harbor

Explore the waterfront of Lahaina Harbor and enjoy activities such as snorkeling in Lahaina. Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.
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Explore the waterfront of Lahaina Harbor and enjoy activities such as snorkeling in Lahaina. Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

7. Kapalua Beach

Kapalua roughly translates into “arms embracing the sea,” and this perfectly describes the pretty, crescent-shaped beach that’s flanked by two rocky outcrops. As a result of this natural barrier, the water in this area is very sheltered and calm, making Kapalua Beach ideal for a gentle swim or snorkel. It’s one of the few northern beaches where children can safely splash around in the shallows.
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Calm, luxurious, picturesque and visited by amazing marine life, this is one of West Maui’s more family-friendly swimming and snorkeling destinations.

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