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Best Snorkeling Locations in Hana


Whether you are just getting started, have done it a few times before, or are a seasoned veteran, the town of Hana on the island of Maui has it all when it comes to snorkeling; Beautiful fish, unique lava formations, incredible arches, and crystal clear water. But before you simply dive-into the water, take a look at our favorite places to venture to when seeking a Maui snorkeling adventure!

Hana Bay or ”Kapueokahi”

  • For all levels of snorkeling and swimming. The Hana Bay offers a protected cove with calm waters for snorkelers to explore called Puuiki Island. Stay inside here and catch a glimpse of Maui’s colorful reef, thousands of fish and pristine waters.

Hamoa Beach

  • For the intermediate to advanced snorkeler. Located just 5 minutes from the town of Hana, Hamoa Beach is considered to be “the most perfect crescent beach in the Pacific” according to James Michener. It offers snorkelers the chance to get a peek at gorgeous coral formations and a countless number of fish. Be sure to explore this spot when the surf is calm!

Kaihalulu (Red Sand) Beach

  • For the intermediate to advanced snorkeler. Hang out just inside the reef and you’re set!  Located just South of Hana Bay, the Red Sand Beach is a spectacular sight with its unique blend of red sand, blue water, green vegetation and rock formations. It will leave you speechless to say the least!

Plan a Perfect Proposal in Hana, Hawaii

Cool ocean breeze, crashing waves, tropical landscapes…You pull out a ring and you’re on your way to happily ever after.  If you’re one of those suave ultra romantic types, a proposal in Maui will be a one of a kind event that your partner will remember forever…after all, they do call it Heavenly Hana for a reason.

If you’re looking to arrange the ultimate proposal, here are 7 tips for planning an evening that she’ll never forget.

1) Plan ahead: While women love surprises and spontaneity, there’s nothing more romantic than a well planned proposal.  There are a number of breathtaking spots on the Road to Hana that will make an absolutely stunning backdrop.  The first thing you’ll need to determine what type of background paints the perfect proposal picture: Beautiful beaches, flowing waterfalls or lush tropics all provide different feels, depending on the proposal you’re going for.

2) Honokalani Black Sand Beach is located in the Wainapanapa State Park and is a unique location for a beach proposal.  For the adventurous couple, spend the day exploring caverns, hiking trails and more before the big moment.

3)While the above beach is beautiful, it also tends to be a bit touristy at times.  If you’re looking for a more private proposal, about a mile past “downtown” Hana on the S. Hana Hwy. and left onto Haneo’o Rd is Hamoa beach—a perfect place to get down on one knee amidst the crashing waves.

4)Speak from the heart.

5)Don’t forget a camera!  Doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but you’ll both want to remember this moment.  Even if it’s one of those extended arm self shots…you’ll be glad you have it.

6) If you’re looking to propose on the high seas, there are several different charter trips in Hana available to choose from.  Just remember not to be standing too close to the edge when you propose.  Last time we checked, diamonds don’t float….

7) End the night with an overnight stay at the breathtaking Travaasa Hana.  With the quaint sea ranch cottages, attention to detail, and delicious dining options, it’s the perfect way to wrap up an amazing day.  You’ll also be happy to not have to drive The Road to Hana after the proposal, as the trip can take up to four hours!

 

Congratulations!  And here’s to lifelong happiness!