Kapalua Beach on the Hawaiian Island of Maui is considered by many to be one of Hawaii's finest. It offers family-friendly features including soft sand, calm waters, and easy snorkeling.

Family Vacations in Hawaii: Kapalua Beach

Hawaii is home to hundreds of gorgeous sandy beaches -- and your family is bound to visit quite a few of them. The sunny Hawaiian island of Maui certainly has its fair share, but many consider the golden sand of Maui's Kapalua Beach to be the best of all the Hawaiian Islands.

Kapalua Beach is especially well suited for families with small children. It is situated on a sheltered stretch of a crescent-shaped bay that protects it from any rough surf. Coral reefs and rocky peninsulas further protect the shore. The calm water and an easily accessible reef make it an excellent place for children to learn to snorkel. They'll love the colorful tropical fish and vivid coral formations.

In early spring, humpback whales are a common sight just offshore. The whales give birth to their calves in the warm island waters and remain there until both mother and calf are strong enough to swim back to their feeding grounds in the Arctic.

Kapalua Beach Information

Address: Kapalua Bay Dr., Lahaina, Maui, HI

Phone: 808/244-3530

With these options -- and many more -- at your disposal, you're bound to have a wonderful island experience with your family in Hawaii.

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