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Honolua Bay

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A worthy local secret

Lovely snorkeling but only after a little adventure getting to it: park on side of road, no facilities, walk down a tree lined pathway next to a stream with chickens, rooster... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely snorkeling but only after a little adventure getting to it: park on side of road, no facilities, walk down a tree lined pathway next to a stream with chickens, rooster along the way. Rocky beach, no sand, many ships in the bay to stay away from. Water entry to snorkel is along a cement pylon into very murky waters... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I arrived at 9AM. Found the last parking space. It is a nice 5 minute was through rain forest to the shore. Rocky beach which at age 63 I found to be difficult to find access to the water. The bay did not have a surf today. Calm and very clear. Good place for seeing fish. Some turtles seen by... More 

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Saint Maries, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This was the second time I have walked in and snorkeled this bay, the first time was a few years ago with my wife and another couple, this time with my teenage grandkids (ages 18 & 14). I thought the grandkids would like this adventure. They liked the walk through the jungle to get to the beach, but the rest... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After reading all the reviews on this place i had high hopes. I was let down. 3 full boats of snorkellers swimming around the bay. Crowded . And to make it worse the snorkelling was a let down. No colour and minimal fish. One of the worse spots to snorkell on the island. Good surf here but

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Watched the locals surfing. When we were there the surf was good. About 100+. Watch from a cliff. Fairly rough road. Beautiful clear day.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not the easiest to get into but once you are in the snorkelling is great. Head to the right to find the coral and fish once you are in. A rocky beach but some places to set up camp for the day. Worthwhile to go for sure.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The first day we tried to go snorkelling the weather was very rough. We initially stopped off at the Honolua lookout and we could see the 'rips' in the water and white tips on the waves. There were a lot of surfers out at the tip of the bay and interestingly they had to walk up the huge hill with... More 

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Poconos
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited Maui by cruise ship. We hired a car for the two days the ship was in port. One of the days we made the trip to Honolua Bay to go snorkelling. First - this not a big tourist place. There is minimal parking and NO tour buses. There is no rooom on the beach for crowds. Second -... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The coral reef on north side of bay near rocky shore line is a bit of a swim to get to but awesome. Very rocky shore making entry difficult but worth it.

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Littleton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited Honolua Bay multiple times during our 2-week stay in West Maui on both sunny & rainy/cloudy days and each had it's uniqueness but all were spectacular. It's just a short 10 minute drive north of Napili. The swells and waves were amazing and awe-some! A must see location! Pull off on the dirt road at the top of... More 

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