Ahihi-Kinau Reserve

Beach Location: Past the resorts on Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei HI 96753
Amenities: Portable toilets in the parking lot
Time to snorkel: Year round
Kid Friendly: 7 and up
Lifeguards: No
Parking: Drive past all the resorts going south on Wailea Alanui Drive, and look for the Ahihi-Kinau signs. You’ll drive past the well-marked bay about one “city” block to find a large dirt parking lot on the right. Park there, and take all valuables with you. Use the walking path on the side of the road to get back to the bay with your gear.

Ahihi-Kinau Reserve Rating by Boss Frog's
  • Water Clarity - 8/10
  • Wildlife Abundance - 9/10
  • Reef Abundance - 9/10
  • Ease of Beach Access - 8/10
  • Sandy Beach For Entertaining - 2/10


Ahihi-Kinau is another marine preserve offering calm waters and a ton of fish. You can make this area a stop on your way to La Perouse, or you can easily spend a day exploring all the different snorkel spots around Ahihi-Kinau. You'll see beautiful animals both above and below the surface, as the reserve protects the fish and the birds!

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If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-808-661-3333.


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