Top Five snorkeling spots in the Islands: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll resultsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM
No. 4 (tie)
KA'ANAPALI BEACH, MAUI
This mile-long expanse of white-sand beach on Maui’s west side — a few miles north of the old whaling town of Lahaina — is dotted with hotels and condominiums. Among Ka'anapali's best spots for snorkeling: around 40-foot-high Black Rock (Puu Kekaa). Its underwater lava rock ledge is known as a honu hangout area.
HONOLUA BAY, MAUI
Situated on the northwest shore of Maui, Honolua Bay is part of the Mokuleia Marine Life Conservation District. The bay boasts a large variety of fish and coral formations. Snorkeling is best during calmer summer months. During winter's high-surf season, pro surfers take on powerful waves there for a payoff of very long rides.
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