Swim With More Than 100 Species Of Fish In This Hawaiian Bay

Snorkeling is perhaps the most popular — and quintessential — Hawaiian water activity, just behind surfing. With warm water and islands surrounded by magnificent reef ecosystems, Hawaii is a snorkeler’s paradise, and this might just be one of the best spots.

Before we begin, we’d like to remind our readers that you are a visitor in the vast Pacific Ocean. You should never disrupt the living coral, or bother sea life. Disturbing endangered animals like the Hawaiian monk seal and the honu is illegal and may result in massive fines. As always, we suggest you check out surf conditions before you make any decisions, and head warnings posted at these popular spots. With that warning out of the way, let’s dive in.

Address: 786702 Ali’i Drive, Kailua, HI 96740

The parking lot at Kahalu’u Beach Park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and you will find lifeguards on duty during limited hours.

Have you ever experienced the underwater world that exists in this Hawaiian bay? What’s your favorite Aloha State snorkeling destination? Share your opinions and experiences in the comments below!