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Honolua Bay, Maui

(4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Great for snorkeling, great for swimming, great for road side stop for a quick bite and rest. Current can be a little strong, so be careful around the rocks.  more »
  • This site is truly amazing snorkeling. We took the advice of reviewers and guide books and went early (AFTER checking the surf report...1-2 ft is the maximum if you want reasonable viz). The nice thin...  more »
  • Went here to get away from the crowds, we did achieve this as it's limited parking, a little hike down stairs with a railing so it's easy to bring your gear down... I say leave the snorkel gear and gr...  more »