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Honokeana Bay

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Address: Maui, HI

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Swim with Sea Turtles

This cove is a bit tricky to get to, but worth the effort. This bay has numerous Sea turtles and abundant coral and other reef fish. Bring your own snorkel gear and swim at your... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Cindy S
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Orland Park, Illinois
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Accessibility is the main concern. Did not try the pathway. Entry to the bay is easier if you are staying at the 2 resorts at the bay. NAPILI POINT and HONOKEANA COVE both which are older and more quiet resorts/facilities but are reasonably priced. We have stayed at both. The access into the bay is rocky and can be slippery.... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This cove is a bit tricky to get to, but worth the effort. This bay has numerous Sea turtles and abundant coral and other reef fish. Bring your own snorkel gear and swim at your own pace. Not crowded. Beautiful view.

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this beach everyday for a week and we saw turtles everyday. They are on the rocks right in front of the lifeguards. Amazing to watch from the side or grab a snorkel and jump in with them.

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Thank Dean B
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

If you can get to it! Stay at the Napili point resort and it will be out your front door. Turtles and octopus and all kinds of fun. Best place to snorkel besides Honolula bay.

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Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This cove sits to the south of Napili Bay. The bay is easy to reach via a public parking area and walkway. Getting to Honokeana Cove, however, requires you to trek across rocks from Napili Bay, around the point to the south. Once there, you will find a cove filled with sea turtles and fish. Getting into the water at... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We plan our day around Napili Bay to include the Gazebo, Napili Beach body surfing and snorkeling with Volkswagon, the large turtle near the underwater rock in Honokeana Bay. The entrance and exit can be tricky, agreed, but the honus make it worth it! Since pictures are worth more than words take a peak at these beautiful turtles. Best snorkeling... More 

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Thank ttshutterbug
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you want to see turtles, this is your place! We stayed in a condo there, so the entry was easy, but I believe it's worth the effort required for the excellent snorkeling.

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Kaysville, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Best snorkeling I have found on Maui! Saw 30+ in one hour. Hard to find, and not advertised - for a reason. The entry is difficult, both parking, hiking and swimming. Advanced snorkelers! Not really any public access. We parked on the street by Napili Resort. There's a conspicuous small trail leading between 2 resorts. The trail gets a little... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

So beautiful! Swimming with the fish and turtles is a great experience! This place has an amazing view as well! We love coming here!

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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This bay was absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful flowers and all kinds of turtles. Would have loved to went snorkeling here but didn't have the time. Would be a great place to rent your own gear and hop in without paying the guided trip cost. Was very peaceful. Will definitely go back when I get back to Maui.

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