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Honolua Bay

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Address: Maui, HI
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Great snorkeling bay.

Parking is limited, so get there early. The bay is somewhat protected from the major swells, but good enough for a little surfing, or body boarding. The water is clear, the fish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parking is limited, so get there early. The bay is somewhat protected from the major swells, but good enough for a little surfing, or body boarding. The water is clear, the fish are abundant, and the green sea turtles were just chillin' on the bottom.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I saw the bay from the high point of the costal road and it is gorgeous. There is access from the road at sea level but that requires a short hike. Looks like a great spot for snorkeling. Catamarans offer cruises there for snorkeling and on the way it is a good opportunity (at least it is in January) to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Honolulu Bay multiple times over the last 20 years, and I've always found it to be a great place to get away from the typical tourist stuff, even if there are a lot of travelers that visit this Bay. It requires a bit of driving, and I recommend going when there hasn't been a storm or big... More 

Thank AnneAdventures
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't get crowded as other beaches we visited. Water is calm and ideal for snorkeling. We also saw tons of people surfing. Nice spot for afternoon picnic.

Thank K P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bay is gorgeous and the water is great, but it does not come easy. First, you must find a spot along the road to park then descend down one of several trail heads to the water's edge. Lots of shade. The area is surrounded by enormous, gorgeous trees, vines, etc. Take lots of pics. The water's edge is primarily... More 

Thank okmac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very beautiful walk through the forest leads you to a rocky beach. if its been heavy rain the water isn't too clear at the shore but the further out you go the clearer it gets. make sure you are not wearing sunscreen that will further damage the reef - its quite evident that this reef is sick. we saw... More 

Thank Tara K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was hands down the best spot we snorkeled on Maui. However, you do need to watch the weather (rain) and surf reports. It needs to be calm or the water will be too murky for snorkeling. This spot is best in the summer, but that doesn't mean that it's never good in winter; you just need to watch for... More 

Thank Jenna B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With tides forecasted at 2-3 feet, visibility was not great. Go when tide is less than 2 ft high. Also, not that much fish... saw 2 schools of fish and many smaller fish in murky water. Watch out for the centipedes that get into your stuff or into your shoes.. shake it out before stepping inside. My son allowed one... More 

Thank ValueSeekingMom
Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view of Honolua Bay from the lookout point off Highway 30 was stunning, and the lookout pull off was a lively place with food trucks and artists and tourists taking photos below the Honolua sign as they gazed down toward the bay. Driving further up the highway, there is a small parking area with a terrific nature trail into... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing special at all, just a stop with nice views towards the south of the island. Good for maximum 5 minutes

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