Only 30 minutes from downtown Honolulu, this protected aquatic state park has very strict rules, ensuring its preservation and enjoyment for future generations. This idyllic bay, formed in a volcano cone, is like a giant aquarium. This is a very popular snorkeling spot (all visitors need to take a safety and environmental protection lecture before entering), and it really is like snorkeling in a giant aquarium. To control crowds, attendance is limited. There is an entry charge (well worth it for the experience) and a charge for a little shuttle (also worth it after you're tired from snorkeling all day) to take you up and down the hill from the parking area.
Hanauma Bay, Hawaii 96825, USA 96825 Hawaii United States