Kapalua Bay definitely lives up to its reputation as one of America’s Best Beaches. The crystalline green-blue waters lap the golden sands which line this horseshoe shaped bay. With fairly calm sea and gently breaking waves Kapalua Bay is ideal for swimming, although there is no lifeguard on duty. You can also snorkel and scuba dive; you will see corals, tropical fish, and turtles under the water.
This is a place to enjoy walking on the beach and relaxing in the sand. The sunset views are beautiful, so you should make sure to see at least one. However, because Kapalua is so picturesque, it often gets crowded here. You will need to get there early to save a spot with some shade.
At the top of the trail, there are public restrooms. You will also find a beach shack nearby if you need a drink or food. There are a lot of nearby hotels, and you will have no trouble finding restaurants nearby. Because this bay is protected by two reefs that extend out on both ends, there is a wide variety of marine life to see. Be sure to snorkel or scuba dive in these waters and see the brightly colored fish and turtles.
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