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Honolua Bay

Maui, HI
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Ranked #44 of 230 attractions in Maui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Gold Coast, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We came here at the end of our 5 week trip and its a great place to relax and chill out before the big flight home. As you can imagine its a very busy beach and area but there is plenty of beach for everyone.

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Boise, ID
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This beach can get busy, so go early. The snorkeling was really good. Going into the water can be interesting and sitting on the beach can be as well due to the beach being rocky so bring chairs. Once, in the water the snorkeling was good. The walk back to the beach was beautiful. Try to park in the first... More

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Orange County California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We spent a good part of the day here. It's no frills, but definitely a relaxing way to sit on the beach. The snorkeling is awesome. My family was out there for hours. Note, there is not a lot of shade, so if you need it, bring an umbrella. There are no bathrooms either, so plan ahead. There is a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a south swell and even Ka'anapali beach was rough. But the water at Honolua bay was like a mirror! We saw at least five different type of fish schooling and swirling around in abundance plus a huge turtle we had ever seen!! The 3 minute- jungle walk to the bay was so beautiful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We got up early and headed up to Honolua Bay. We stopped in the day before to scout and the owner (nice old man) told us to come early in the morning to beat the snorkel cruises that come in - great advice. We got up early and did not put sunscreen on per the owner's request (another reason to... More

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Murrieta, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good to great snorkeling. Difficult, rocky entry for beginners. Can be crowded. Early trip is advised. Watch your belongings. Met others who had things stolen. Bring food and drinks. It's remote.

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Best snorkeling ever!! Our family has snorkeled in the Caribbean, etc...Doesn't even compare! We were told about the so-called "Landowners" but didn't cause any issues because we made them aware that this was a sanctuary and Maui "owned" it. We snorkeled every day of our two week trip while others paid for charters to take them there. We swam with... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After a walk down a jungle path with wild chickens and little baby chicks you emerge in what looks like someone's driveway. The person that rented us our snorkel gear at Boss Frog's told us to say aloha, smile, and ignore the man there. He gives speeches about sunscreen killing coral. Personally we came early, wore long-sleeved t-shirts and didn't... More

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Peru, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our group of six adults stopped by here to check out the bay, planning on coming back the next day. My son and I were called over to a table by an elder Hawaiian guy who claimed to be the 4th generation land owner. He questioned that we didn't have snorkel gear in hand, and we explained we were scouting.... More

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Byron, Wyoming, United States
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were told about this bay on our first day on Maui. It was awesome. My adult children swam with wild dolphins. We saw eels and sea turtles and just about every kind of fish. We went several other places but nothing compared to Honolua Bay. We loved this place.

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