Snorkeling at Big Beach Makena on Maui

Snorkeling at Big Beach Makena

If you have ever traveled to south Maui and asked around for beach recommendations, ‘Big Beach Makena’ is a name that has certainly come up more than once. Big Beach (also known as Makena Beach) is one of three beaches in Makena State Park. This white sand,  ⅔ mile long and more than 100 feet wide beach is among the
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Snorkeling at La Perouse Bay

Snorkeling at La Perouse Bay

The visibility snorkeling at La Perouse Bay is amazing! There were tons of yellow tang, achilles tang, and butterfly fish. I also saw a large parrotfish, green sea turtle, trumpetfish, and a large school of manini.
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Snorkeling at Wailea Beach

Snorkeling at Wailea Beach

Aside from just feeling fancy, this pristine beach also has some of the best snorkeling on Maui. After my day snorkeling under the pristine clear waters, I believe the snorkeling also merits a 5 star rating! The waters were bustling with Hawaiian marine life, stunning lava rock formations and endless satellite reefs. 
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Snorkeling at Charley Young Beach

Snorkeling at Charley Young Beach

Snorkeling at Charley Young beach is the perfect activity to fill a Maui vacation day. The beach is conveniently  located in central Kihei with ample parking at the end of a long uninterrupted stretch of sand. Kamaole I (another beautiful beach and a terrific place to snorkel on Maui) lies at the south end of the beach. Charley Young beach
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Snorkeling at Polo Beach

Wailea is known for five beautiful, crescent shaped beaches. Polo Beach is one of these pristine shorelines and a great place to snorkel.
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Snorkeling at Po’olenalena Beach

Below the ocean surface, this beach is touted for the bustling lava reefs at both the north and south end. Green sea turtles and plenty of local Hawaiian fish frequent these flourishing coral formations that are easy to explore with a good snorkel, mask and set of fins.
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Snorkeling at Maluaka Beach

The reef system here is rich and diverse, and the beach has quiet, clear waters that are ideal for all abilities. The best area for snorkeling extends for a length of 300 yards and a width of around 100 yards, so there is always something new and fascinating to explore.
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Snorkeling at Baby Beach in Lahaina

Baby Beach is renowned as one of the best snorkel spots on Maui where parents can take their young children for their first experiences in the sea.
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Snorkeling Wahikuli Wayside Park

Wahikuli Wayside Park is conveniently located off the side of the highway along Maui's coastline. This makes the beach as accessible as it is breathtaking.
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Kapalua Bay Snorkeling

Kapalua Bay Snorkeling

Snorkeling at Kapalua Bay is amazing, thanks in part to the crescent shape of the bay, a white sand beach protected by lava flow headlands.
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Snorkeling Kahekili Beach

Snorkeling at Kahekili (Airport) Beach

Kahekili, also known as Airport Beach, was named after the Kaanapali Airport, located here until 1986. Snorkeling at Kahekili Beach, you'll find a beautiful reef that stretches in every direction
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Ahihi-Kinau Reserve

Snorkeling at Ahihi-Kinau Reserve

Ahihi-Kinau Bay is a protected marine reserve known for clear water and an abundance of tropical fish and marine life.
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Snorkeling at Olowalu

Snorkeling at Olowalu

Located just off the highway on the way to Lahaina, is one of the best snorkeling locations on Maui. Here you'll find over 100 acres of beautiful white sand beaches, stunning coral reefs, and abundant marine life. Olowalu is known as Maui’s biggest and most thriving coral reef system. It is home to a plethora of different marine animals, including fish, green sea turtles, manta rays, eels, and even (friendly) black-tip reef sharks.
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Snorkeling at Black Rock

Snorkeling at Black Rock

Located at the end of Ka’anapali Beach lies one of the best beginner snorkeling spots on Maui. The snorkel area is incredibly easy to access, teeming with marine life and is also known as one of the best places to cliff jump on Maui.
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Keawakapu Beach Snorkeling

Snorkel With Sea Turtles

Keawakapu Beach is one of the best places to snorkel with sea turtles on Maui and to watch the spectacular sunset
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Ulua Beach Snorkeling

Snorkeling at Ulua Beach

Snorkeling at Ulua Beach is idyllic, with beautiful white sand and unique lava fingers which house amazing marine animals. This is also a great location for beginner snorkelers and kids on Maui.
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Slaughterhouse Beach Snorkeling

Slaughterhouse Beach Snorkeling

Slaughterhouse, otherwise known as Mokule’ia Beach, is one of the best places to snorkel on Maui because it is a protected reef with thriving aquatic life.
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Paddle Board On Maui

Paddleboarding On Maui

Paddleboarding, also known as SUP (stand up paddle) is a fantastic ocean activity and a fun way to explore Maui. View marine life from the standup position allows for a clearer view below the surface that you would get from a kayak. Paddleboarding is also much easier to learn and less physically exerting than surfing, in fact it can be considered a very relaxing vacation activity.
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Dangerous Marine Life

Dangerous Marine Life

The crystal clear clarity, warm temperature and vast array of exotic creatures make Hawaii one of the best places to snorkel, snuba or scuba dive. Before you descend, take a look at our list of the top ten most dangerous marine life.
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Mask & Snorkel Sanitization - How Clean is your Snorkel Gear?

How Clean Is Your Snorkel Gear?

Renting beach and snorkeling gear is a great way to save money and inspire vacation adventures. By carrying your own gear, you are free to explore at your own pace, plan a snorkeling induced beach hop at some of Maui’s best beaches or jump in somewhere unexpected along the way. Concerned about germs? You’re not alone! Nobody wants to swap spit with the last or the next vacationer.
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Whale Watching on Maui

Whale Watching By Paddle Board

Visiting the islands during Maui whale watching season isn’t a question of if you’ll see whales, it’s when and how. Look out to sea for long enough and you’re bound to witness these massive creatures throwing themselves into the air.
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Romantic Maui

Romantic Things To Do On Maui

Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, Valentines Day or just life in general, we’ve compiled the top 10 most romantic things to do on Maui together. 
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Holidays in Hawaii_Maui

Celebrate the Holidays in Hawaii

However you choose to spend your holidays in Hawaii, there is no lack of joyous events or activities to entertain the entire family. 
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Ukulele on Maui

All Things Ukulele on Maui

The sweet strum of the ukulele has become synonymous with Hawaii and the spirit of Aloha. The sound alone can induce the sort of relaxation associated with a long awaited tropical vacation to paradise.
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Bike, Hike & Snorkel

Bike, Hike & Snorkel South Maui

Today was the day we would learn to ride an electric bike and have an epic Maui adventure on the self led bike, hike and snorkel South Maui tour. Don’t let the word ‘tour’ throw you off, this was very much a self led adventure.
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Where to Stay on Maui

Where To Stay On Maui

The valley isle is well known for its climate diversity, incredible scenery and huge variety of vacation activities on, off and in the ocean. Where you choose to stay can determine the ease at which you accomplished your vacation goals. Here are some important considerations to help decide where to stay on Maui.
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Maui Budget Vacation

Maui Budget Vacation

There are many ways to reduce the cost of a trip to Maui. Here are our top 10 tips for a fun AND inexpensive Maui budget vacation.
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Hawaii Wildlife

Hawaii Wildlife

You may come into contact with a variety of unusual and fascinating animals in Hawaii. We’ve listed 12 of the most common Hawaiian wildlife for a quick fact reference to impress your vacation companions.
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Post Pandemic Maui

Post Pandemic Maui

The freedom to travel has opened the gates for those businesses reliant on island visitors and vacationers are celebrating long awaited air travel to paradise. Tour operators are reporting high demand while activities such as luaus and boat trips are continuing to operate at a reduced capacity. These tours are consequently sold out months in advance. 
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Maui Vacation Planning

Maui Vacation 2021

Many visitors are encountering a lack of transportation options on the island. Avoid vacation stress with our vacation planning tips for 2021.
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Local Art on Maui

Maui is home to many creators of local art. Culture and tradition lives on in the practice of paintings, carvings, textiles, music and dance. Experiencing local art on Maui in any of these forms is an ideal way to appreciate Hawaii in an authentic and culturally respectful approach.
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Going Coconuts in Hawaii

The Hawaiian translation for coconut palm is Kumu Nui, Kumu meaning ‘source’ and nui ‘great’, so literally ‘the great source’.  And while it’s not technically a nut, it’s also not a fruit or a seed. Where did I learn such a great fact about coconuts in Hawaii? From the most knowledgeable 'nut' I have ever met.
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ATV Tour With Maui Off-Road Adventures

There’s nothing quite like a smiling through a mouthful of dust and mud. What at first glance might look like the seasons latest lip color trend is actually evidence of some serious off road ATV tour bliss.
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Healthy in Hawaii

Hawaii is consistently ranked as the happiest AND the healthiest state in America. Here is why it is so easy to be healthy in Hawaii.
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Best Views on Maui

This subject is challenging due to the immense range of subject matter available. Maui’s stunning vistas are easy to come by and hard to beat.
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Reef Safe Sunscreen

Be an informed snorkeler by understanding coral reefs before you visit Hawaii and protecting them by wearing reef safe sunscreen.
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Be An Eco-Friendly Visitor To Hawaii

Embracing eco-friendly practices not only enhances your personal satisfaction with the experience, but helps to preserve the islands.
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Hawaiian Pineapples

Learn about the history of Hawaiian pineapples, plantation industry today and how to choose the perfect fresh and ripe pineapple.
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Hiking On Maui

After soaking up the much-needed vitamin D and achieving an envy-worthy tan, hiking on Maui can be experienced at a higher altitude.
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Eating Local In Hawaii

Maui is harvesting a clean, colorful and flavorful bounty of produce. There are many options for eating local in Hawaii, here are a few of our favorites!
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Fun With A Toddler In Maui

Let’s be honest, while we all look forward to a tropical vacation, navigating it with young children in tow can be daunting.
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Lahaina Bike Tour

Historic Lahaina Town By Electric Bike

This Lahaina bike tour covers historic Lahaina town which was once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Explored it on electric bikes, Pedaling optional!!
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Lahaina History

Lahaina History By Bike

Lahaina is one of the most bike friendly towns in Hawaii, it is also one of the most historically significant and fascinating. Learn Lahaina history.
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Makawao Rodeo

Discover a different way of life and a culturally rich history in the Islands, embodied by the ‘paniolo’, or Hawaiian cowboy, and the Makawao Rodeo.
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History of Hula

The History of Hula

Hula is a form of entertainment and story telling including both dance and music. The history of Hula is as rich as the history of Hawaii!
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Hawaiian Sand Types and where it comes from

Interesting Facts About Hawaii Sand

Hawaii sand can vary in size and shape but most notably: color! Learn interesting facts the six different colors of Hawaiian sand here.
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Calypso – Maui’s Newest Molokini Snorkeling Tour

On the island of Maui there is a boat named after Calypso, offering enchanting ocean views and the immortality of everlasting memories.
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A Morning at Twin Falls

Early on a Sunday morning, I bounced out of bed, ready to get some oxygen in my system. The weather was sunny, perfect for the Twin Falls hike!
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Haleakala: Intro to the Volcano

When the sun emerged, Maui ensnared the huge orb in a net and demanded it to slow down.  The sun refused Maui’s request!
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Top 5 Family-Friendly Maui Beaches

Beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, each offering the classic trio of sand, surf, and sun, yet possessing unique characteristics.
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10 Best Snorkel Tours in Maui

Maui stands out as a highly coveted vacation spot, drawing visitors repeatedly with its captivating atmosphere, inviting waters, and warm hospitality.
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Maui’s Most Popular Land Activities

Even though Maui boasts a stunning turquoise ocean around it, you don't have to confine yourself to the beach all the time.
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Why Snorkel at Molokini?

Maui offers numerous snorkeling locations, yet Molokini stands out as a top choice for both novice and experienced scuba divers.
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Best Activities in Central Maui

Central Maui offers a variety of attractions, from ponds to plantations, catering to the interests of all visitors!
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Find the Right Maui Ocean Activity for Everyone!

Nobody should miss out on an amazing ocean adventure due to age or abilities!
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