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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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.

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