This Rugged Swimming Hole Might Just Be Hawaii’s Most Beautiful, Underrated Natural Wonder

While Hawaii certainly does not have a shortage of pristine, white sand beaches or man-made, oceanfront pools for us to choose from, occasionally we crave something a little more adventurous — like swimming holes, waterfalls, and tide pools. Enter this wild and beautiful swimming hole nestled off the beaten path along Maui’s famous Hana Highway. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in.

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Address: Hana Highway, Hana, HI 96713

Note: Because this destination is fed by a stream, it is important for us to issue a friendly warning about the risks associated with strong ocean currents, flash flooding, and leptospirosis bacteria found in many of Hawaii’s natural pools. It is advised that you check weather reports and ocean conditions before heading out for the day, and to always watch your step.

Have you ever experienced the beauty of Maui’s Waioka Pond for yourself? Share your experiences and opinions in the comments below, then click here to discover one of our new favorite waterfall hikes on the lush, ethereal island of Kauai.