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Honolua Bay, Maui

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#18 of 77 in Parks in Maui
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. Plan your Honolua Bay visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kapalua using our Kapalua travel site .
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  • We came here twice during our week on Maui. The first day it was very sunny and calm, so absolutely perfect conditions and visibility! So many colorful fish and coral! The 2nd time we came it was clou...  more »
  • We rarely make it here during the winter with the waves and the creek run off clouding the water. It is pretty hard to access from shore, slippery boulders upon entry. But a cool forest to walk thru t...  more »
  • We were driving this portion of the island and stopped off at a vantage point for photos when we saw the bay from above. It is beautiful but should have limited access to preserve it. As we drove furt...  more »
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  • Best snorkel dive on the island! Beautiful canopy and oaths along beach front. Immense amount of sea life that is hard to beat anywhere else. Amazing!
  • We snorkeled here on a large swell day. While the visibility was lower than normal we still saw some beautiful fish and at least 4 turtles.
  • Great place to snorkel. Parking is challenging but walking to the beach front is very pretty.
  • Water isn't the best for snorkeling... #1 it's freakin cold, #2 I think there are better places then here to snorkel where the water is clearer! It's kinda murky and scary there... though there ARE alot of turtles there ☺
  • During the summer time the waves are calm and you can enjoy the swimming and snorkeling. In the winter, the waves become big, Surfer from all over the world comes, and World Surf league will be held in this place. You can meet the world's top Surfer, if you visit this place, the competition will be held for a week from late November, so please visit.

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