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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!