• Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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      A trip to the Hawaiian island of Oahu is just not complete without spending a day at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and one of the finest places to go snorkeling. A coral reef that formed on the remains of an ancient volcanic crater, Hanauma is a horseshoe-shaped enclave where just about every manner of colorful marine life imaginable strays boldly into the water to greet human visitors.

      If you go:
      The parking lot often fills up, so if you're driving you should plan to get there early. The Bay is also easily accessibly by bus. Plan to spend at least half a day if not a full day. But be aware that at any time of year, you could get chilly and quite possibly sunburned if you don't take precautions.


      7455 Kalaniana'ole Highway
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96825 USA

      Mailing address:
      Department of Parks & Recreation
      1000 Uluohia Street
      Suite 309
      Kapolei, HI 96707 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Parks Office
      +1 (808) 768-3003

      +1 (808) 768-3053