Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay is great for all ages and is one of the premiere destinations in Hawaii

Hanauma Bay is a nature preserve located in the southeast tip of Honolulu. The bay was used to be a recreational area of Hawaiian royalty. It subsequently became a very popular destination among tourists. It suffered overuse due to the millions of visitors which flock the area every year. In 1967, it became a Marine Protected Area and its preservation also began.

Today, more than a million tourists still flock Hanauma Bay every year and fortunately authorities have already put measures in order to preserve its beauty and protect the wildlife in the area. In 2002, a Marine Education Center was opened near the entrance of the bay. Visitors are required to watch a short film and learn about conservation in the center before going down into the beach area. Once on the beach, there are a shops available to purchase food or rent snorkeling and other beach equipment.

Hanauma Bay is great for all ages and is one of the premiere destinations in Hawaii where you can see easily marine life right off the shore in safe and calm waters.

Currently Hanauma Bay sees over 3,000 visitors a day and is closed to the public every Tuesday and during holidays. There is an entry fee and it is advised that you book a shuttle as parking is very limited along the road. Visit the official Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve website to plan your visit accordingly.

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Hanauma Bay Road 100
Honolulu 96825 HI US
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