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Wailea Beach
Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach

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444 Reviews
Free admission
Wailea Beach Park, Kihei, HI, 96753

The Basics

While the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons resorts harbor the resort crowd (celebrity sightings are not uncommon) the beach itself is public. This means, unlike in many resort areas, the beach is open to locals and those staying in non-waterfront accommodations. This makes the beach a go-to spot for snorkelers, sunbathers, bodyboarders, joggers, and more.

Wailea Beach is also the launch point for outrigger canoe trips, scuba diving lessons, and snorkeling tours. You can even find beginner snorkeling lessons that offer underwater scooters to propel you through the water. Snorkeling and scuba diving tours frequently include encounters with tropical fish and sea turtles.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Underwater adventures
Cindy_P, May 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Tristan was awesome. He was very qualified and knowledgeable of the equipment, the ocean and animals in the ocean. Very safety oriented. And WOW you will have fun doing it. The team handled any issue that would come up with the group. Like equipment, safety, or hazards. The scouters were way cool you hardly had work. What an experience. I would recommend this to everyone to try.
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Absolute must do in Maui
Lance_B, Mar 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
These guys were fun , awesome. Very friendly, knowledgeable and were diligent about safety. A must do
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Wonderful experience
D_L, Jul 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling for First Timers at Wailea Beach
It was our first time out snorkeling, Tristan and his crews were wonderful and knowledgeable. They made us feel safe in the waters the whole time. This was probably one of the best experience while in maui. Would recommend.
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Fantastic
Nadim_S, Jul 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling for First Timers at Wailea Beach
Had a blast, and was pleasantly impressed with the ease of handling the scooters. Tristan also brought out a large paddle board to take breaks on, stow gear, and relax. Easy to bring a child with and let them hang out on the board while you snorkel.
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Awesome Adventure
Timmeca_J, Jul 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
The guides were kind and very knowledgeable. They took their time explaining everything and while out in the ocean made sure everyone felt safe
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Loved this snorkeling experience
Andrea_S, Jul 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
This was a very fun experience for me and my family. We all enjoyed how the sea scooters could allow us to save energy while swimming. We saw 2 turtles and many interesting fish. My son in particular loves diving because the sea scooter lets him go deeper. Would recommend to anyone, even for people that don’t have experience snorkeling since they bring a raft in case you get tired
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Awesome adventure
Matt_B, Jul 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Even better than anticipated! Very friendly tour guides and we saw amazing wildlife! The sea scooters were super easy to handle as well
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Great experience
Sid, Apr 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling for First Timers at Wailea Beach
Triston and his crew are great people. We really enjoyed our snorkeling experience. I would definitely recommend everyone to book snorkeling with only triston.
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Gramma snorkeled for the first time
Heather_H, Jul 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
The white sandy beach, palm trees and awesome snorkeling for all ages with a sea scooter. Dave was great.
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Superb Sea Scooter Session
Michael_M, Jul 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Guides were amazing & friendly! They work hard to help you get up close & personal with sea life, bringing up starfish and octopi when spotted- not to mention how easy it is to dive down yourself when you have a scooter to speed up he process! The scooters can make snorkeling for the lazy man or create new opportunities for the more ambitious!
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Recommend to everyone
Joyce_W, Jun 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Excellent tour and guidevwas awesome. Very organized and knowledgeable. The only way to snorkel. Saw so much
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Great time
Zuleida_L, Mar 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling for First Timers at Wailea Beach
Fun! Very nice and knowledgeable. Also great with kids! Such a different way to experience snorkeling!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The waves here are typically small, making the beach fun for bodyboarding but not popular amongst surfers.
  • Bathrooms, showers, and free parking can be found near the public access points.
  • There are food stands and picnic areas at the beach. You can also enjoy a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants.
  • A paved boardwalk runs between the resorts and the beach, providing easy access for wheelchairs and strollers.
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How to Get There

Located less than a mile (1 kilometer) from Wailea, you can walk to Wailea Beach from many nearby accommodations. If driving, take Wailea Alanui Drive to the Wailea Beach public parking and follow the path to the beach from there.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

While you can enjoy Wailea Beach year-round, visit in the summer to ensure the best sunbathing. If you want to avoid the crowds, come in the spring or fall and avoid visiting on weekends or holidays. If visiting during peak season, arrive at the beach early to stake out a spot.

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Wildcard

Top Things to Do in Wailea If you are making a trip to Wailea Beach, don’t miss out on Wailea’s other top attractions. For more of the island’s natural beauty, take a sea kayaking tour off the coast or visit Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve on a snorkeling tour. Alternatively, spend the afternoon shopping at the high-end Shops at Wailea or head to the Wailea Golf Club for a round of golf with ocean views.

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