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Honolua Bay, Maui

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The powerful waves of Honolua Bay are known worldwide for providing fantastic surfing conditions in winter. You can take lessons as a beginner, but the waves can be dangerous, so follow safety guidelines. With a small, rocky shore, the bay isn't ideal for sunbathing, but when the surf is calm, you can try your hand at snorkeling and scuba diving. As part of the Mokulei Marine Life Conservation District, this protected area is home to many fish and coral reefs. Hike up to the top of the bluffs for views of the bay from above and to watch the surfing pros in action. Arrange your visit to Honolua Bay and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kapalua using our Kapalua itinerary planner.
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  • Had a great snorkel at Honolua Bay. Was quite hard to get into the water with the rocks - but after that was very calm to swim around. Really large water area to explore. Lots of tourist boats pull in...  more »
  • We went to Honolua Bay on our last day in Maui and had a great time. There is a very small parking area off the road and we were fortunate to get the last parking spot around 9 am. As with most places...  more »
  • It takes a little research to find a good parking spot and it's an uncomfortable rocky entrance to the bay - but it's worth it - really great snorkeling here. I wish we'd planned more time for it. I r...  more »