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Honolua Bay

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is a little hard to find and best to go in the morning. If you go earlier the parking is a little easier and the water calmer for better snorkeling. Best to wear water shoes or sandals and skip the fins. Rocky shore...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chip144
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honolua Bay is some of Maui's best snorkeling. We make it a stop on every visit. That being said, if you are planning a trip to Honolua, please consider the following: - If you enter on foot, you will be parking on the hillside and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
9  Thank LoFromWisco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the trail is beautiful like a scene of LOST, beach is rocky the day we went the water was a bit cloudy so we didnt see too much fish, but on other days i heard that it was amazing when it was sunny. alot of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LarissaB677
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving around doing some exploring and ran across a pro big-wave surfing competition at Honolua Bay recently. The competitors had most of the parking and beach tied up so we watched from the top of the cliff. Apparently this competition happens each Winter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ROCtraveler30
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While a bit away from the beaten path, this secluded beach was good looking and the swimming was great. We did not have snorkel gear but several other folks did. Looked to be a great spot for it. We will be back with snorkel gear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Snoopy2758
Reviewed December 11, 2018

When the surf is on here it is among the best waves you will ever surf. When it's flat the snorkeling is among the best you will find anywhere. Tons of sea life and it's so tranquil.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tim B
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Our visit to Waikiki was full of exploration and discovery. We walked to the Ala Moana center through 3 different routes, and to the Diamond Head beach, taking in scenery most would miss if they drove or took the bus. We met locals along the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard K Y W
Reviewed December 6, 2018

This beach is a locals surf beach. The access to the beach is a rutted out dirt road. you would need a 4x4 to get to. Parking is on the street above the beach & you have to walk down. The beach is dirty, lots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank wnt2tvl
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

After not being able to find parking at Black Rock we turned around and headed up the road to Honolua Bay. Though slightly concerned about the mention by someone on Google Reviews of a reef shark sighting we went in anyways. This place has amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 6erinz
Reviewed November 19, 2018

My wife and I attempted to snorkel twice at Honolua Bay but recent rains meant a lot of mud runoff diminishing visibility. The rocks you have to traverse to enter the water are slick and challenging. My wife fell on the first day we tried...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matthew F
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July 4, 2018|
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Response from Tour58372 | Reviewed this property |
Did a boat dive 2 tank dive out of Kihei Boat Harbor 2 molokini on my trip in May. Currents were too much for us to do the back side drift dive. We anchored around the Crescent closest to Kihei and drop down to 40 feet and... More
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June 25, 2018|
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Response from McD | Reviewed this property |
It is a easy 5 minute walk downhill from roadside parking. You may have to walk across a small stream, but it is shallow. Should not be a problem, and it is an amazing walk through the tree canopy!
December 22, 2016|
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