Located just off of the Road to Hana, it’s another great place for turtle-watching, as well as some excellent surfing.
It’s also a popular option for underwater photography, so make sure that you bring your camera with you.
The visibility is generally best during the drier months, as rain tends to stir up dirt and create a cloudy runoff from the river.
Much like Hana Bay, Waiʻānapanapa State Park is a potential East Coast snorkeling option if the water is calm.
As an added bonus, the Road to Hana, which leads directly to this gorgeous spot, is considered one of Hawaii’s.
Once you’re there, be mindful of the sharp rocks, and enjoy some truly phenomenal swimming!
The visually stunning Molokini Crater isn’t just cool to look at – it also makes a great environment for sea creatures!
For a great selection of diverse coastlines, make your way to Makena State Park.
There are lots of great places to spot turtles, but it’s hard to go wrong with a place called “Turtle Town”!
From whale watching and kayaking to paddleboarding and, of course, snorkeling, Makena Landing Park has it all!
Swim out along Middle Rocky Point and gaze down at surreal scenes filled with vibrant reefs and amazing sea life.
For a beautiful spot with more of a local feel, head over to local favorite Palauea Beach.
Polo Beach might be a little busier than some of its counterparts, but its vibrant marine life makes it well worth a visit.
It’s a terrific blend of nature and culture that will help you see this wonderful area in a whole new way!
Even by the high standards of the Maui area, Ulua Beach’s biodiversity is pretty phenomenal!