Music: Minus One by Greg Ellis from the album Mondo Beat-Masters of Percussion
Fronting the Maui Prince Hotel in Makena is Maluaka Beach, known for its beautiful scenery and calm morning waters. But what it’s really famous for is Turtle Town along the beach’s southern tip – one of the best snorkeling spots on Maui. Most people experience this amazing stretch of reef by purchasing tickets on a snorkel boat, only to find out later that they could have gotten to the same spot via Maluaka Beach. The Maui Prince Resort also offers snorkeling excursions on a boat, paddle board rentals, and a pretty cool outrigger canoe ride.
Maluaka Beach has two parking areas – one on the beach’s north side and one on its south side. To find the northern parking lot, turn off the main road just before the Maui Prince entrance onto the lower road. Then at the bottom of the hill, take a left. Right after historic Keawalai Church is the beach parking lot. The southside parking lot is located on the lower road just after the Maui Prince entrance. Just take a right onto that lower road and the parking area will be on the right side.
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