Slung along scenic Highway 30, the neighboring shores of Honolua and Mokuleia Bay offer two distinct snorkeling experiences.
Because the beach is somewhat less developed, you won’t get hit with the big crowds that frequent some of the other spots.
Napili is a lively, family-friendly destination, with calm, shallow waters get more and more rewarding as you swim further from shore.
With its secluded location and beautiful nearby trails, Honokeana Bay is something of a hidden gem.
There are plenty of great snorkeling spots in Maui that are at or near the resorts, but few of them offer such wide-open shores as Kahekili Beach Park.
Just up the way from Kahekili Beach Park, Ka’anapali Beach is definitely more crowded.
Another great potential turtle-spotting area is Wahikuli Wayside Park, which is tucked between Kaanapali and Lahaina.
If you’re looking for great Maui snorkeling spots with easy access to town, Mala Wharf’s got you covered!
Baby Beach offers a classic seaside experience with a vast array of awesome water activities.
While there are plenty of great snorkeling spots in Maui proper, some of the best sites can be found on neighboring Lanai Island.
If you like a nice variety of watersports during your vacations, then be sure to head over to Launiupoko Beach Park.
If you want another nice beginner snorkeling spot and don’t mind a little drive, pack up your gear and head down the road to Olowalu!
As the name suggests, Coral Gardens is a fantastic place to spot big, beautiful coral formations in all of their colorful glory.
As you start heading south, you’ll quickly encounter the terrific trio of Kamaole Beach Parks I, II, and III.
Keawakapu Beach may only be 0.7 miles long, but that little place really packs a punch.
Even by the high standards of the Maui area, Ulua Beach’s biodiversity is pretty phenomenal!
Polo Beach might be a little busier than some of its counterparts, but its vibrant marine life makes it well worth a visit.