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Reviewed today

such a picturesque location. lovely water t swim, snorkel, paddle or just bob about it. Lifeguards on duty and witnessed in action so felt very safe.

Thank samhart19
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Reviewed today

We spent a couple of hours here. The beach is nice and the snorkeling is good as you can see some fish. It is quite crowded but is expected in a place that is so beautiful. It is a nature preserve and they have rules and you will have to watch a video prior to entering so you will be aware of what you can and can't do while in the park. It is on a steep hill but they offer a shuttle up and down. We walked over but rode the shuttle back. I would recommend visiting here if at least for a couple of hours.

Thank Michelle V
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Reviewed yesterday

What a beautiful bay. It was fortuitously quiet when we visited (believe it can get quite busy) so we were lucky, except that there were no green sea turtles (we did see one - yep, just the one - further north, though.

Thank Ouzo10
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Reviewed yesterday

If you love snorkelling, you must visit here.

You can snorkel right off the beach and if you are confident in the water there are sections further out that you can swim too. We saw a really good variety of fish and some decent sized ones too.

You can get a local bus to Hanauma Bay quite easily and it drops you off in the car park. You have to view a video before you go snorkelling to learn about reef care and what not to do.

There is a trolly down to the beach or you can walk down the hill. The trolly going back up is pretty handy though. It's a pretty steep hill.

Snorkel, mask and fin hire is available at the beach and there are food options at the entry to the park. It would be very easy to spend the day here.

Thank LysaJ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The coral is 80% dead. They should close it. To safe it, It was nothing like it was 10 years ago. So sad

1  Thank carolCa_
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the trolley up, saved a fortune on the cost of an organised tour and saw exactly the same view. I would recommend visiting this bay as it is absolutely amazing, one of the highlights of my holiday . Watch out for the wild chickens

2  Thank sabg14
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach was beautiful and had great snorkeling. The waters were a bit murky when we went, but I saw a lot of sea life nonetheless. Highly recommend!

2  Thank EmmaM3460
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of our highlights on Oahu. The waters were calm and wonderful with great snorkeling. We saw an amazing variety of sea life, including some sea turtles. It's a popular place, but not so crowded so as to distract from our enjoyment. The views from the top and bottom are great. There is a nice snack bar to keep everyone fed and watered throughout the day. The staff was always helpful and friendly. If you're looking for quiet and solitude, it's probably not for you. But there's plenty of room for everybody to enjoy.

2  Thank ChuckVK
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on a tour of the island. The natural beauty all around is exquisite. Great area for photo ops.

1  Thank G7308EYmichellew
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went snorkeling twice in Hawaii. The first time at Hanauma Beach. Was a good experience. We had our own gear. A large hill may challenge some going down to the beach but can pay $5 to get a ride back up. The fish were larger and colorful even though the water wasn't the clearest. A good experience and a good value that was better than our $90 dollar trip.

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