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“small and remote bay along the way to Nakalele Blowhole with average waves and completely rocky and unusable beach”
Review of Honokohau Bay

Honokohau Bay
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a remote bay along the northwest shore of Maui which you will encounter on your way to the Nakalele Blowhole if coming from the Lahaina-Kapalua area. We stopped just to look around and it was pleasant enough but there is nothing outstanding about it, especially considering all the other bays and beaches on Maui. This bay is the home of the Ala Kahakai Beach, which is an awful beach actually because it is pure rocks. There is no sand, just rocks. There is, amazingly, a manned refreshment stand on this beach which astounds me considering how remote this place is. Can't see that there would be great surfing here given the waves I saw. This is the bay into which the Honokohau Stream empties and this stream provides additional "scenery" for the beach and bay. If anyone wants to know what it looks like, I will be posting several videos about it to show exactly what the beach, bay and stream all look like.

Thank John E
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Located in a valley where the Honokohau stream emptys into the ocean. There is a parking area, a stand selling fruits and homemade cookies, and a wood carver across the street. Next to the access trail to the very rocky beach is a "squatters camp". This is not a beach to swim at or lay on. Nice place to stop and stretch your legs. Rugged coast line at this location.

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Reviewed 9 April 2016

Honokohau Bay located at the one way bridge at the switchback 2.3 miles north from Office Road in Kapalua. This road is also the turn off to the Four Seasons Resort.

This is a pleasant walk through the trees past the babbling creek. Honokohau Bay is beautiful and a favorite snorkeling site with the day trip Catamarans. The beach is quite rocky but the swim to reef is easy in good weather. The area is completely undeveloped and is often a quiet interlude from busy Kihei or Lahina.

The main problem is that when the weather is rough for spectacular blowhole visit would be dangerous for snorkeling. The bay is also home to several society drop outs so be careful not to encroach on their private living space. These people tolerate visitors but tend to live apart.

Thank FunOnly
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

We only viewed this beach from the cliffs above. It is definitely worth a stop to view on the drive around the north part of Maui.

Thank Victoriatravelers
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

There are so many wonderful nature scenes on Maui. We just made a very quick stop here on our way from Nakalele Blowhole to Honolua Bay. I didn't notice any sign posted on the highway to indicate this location per se, but it's on a map/GPS. There's a stand selling coconut juice. I think I saw a port-a-john, but it might be for fee.

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