Paradise for snorkelling and diving - Honolua Bay Marine Reserve
Sea turtles, colourful exotic fish and a variety of corals. Honolua Bay with its rocky coastline and coral formations has become a popular spot among snorkelers as well as divers over the years.
Those who visit the bay in the west of the island of Maui have to follow a path with many signs after parking. Past tropical plants and a jungle-like landscape, a path leads down from the road to Honolua Bay. The beach is rocky and it is not usually used for sunbathing. The highlight during the summer months is the dazzling underwater world. Honolua Bay is part of Hawaii's Marine Protected Area, ensuring that no rocks, corals, marine life or other resources are eroded or removed by human activity.
Therefore, to the delight of visitors, numerous exotic fish swim among rocky formations and colourful corals. The visibility while snorkelling near the beach, depending on the conditions of the ocean, is usually murky and full of swirling sand. For better visibility, while snorkelling, it is recommended to swim a little further out. The bay is also a popular spot among divers. Thanks to the ideal conditions, both beginners and professionals can explore the Hawaiian underwater world here. The best spots for snorkelling are on the west end of the beach, while the best spots for diving are on the east side. Visitors who want to explore fish and coral during the winter months should be careful. The ocean becomes rougher, huge waves form and the underwater paradise becomes one of the best surf spots on the whole island.
Parking is available on both sides of the road.
Tip: The remote parking lot is a known place where burglaries take place. Valuables should not be left here under any circumstances.