In this blog post I will talk about one of the most famous places to do snorkel in Oahu!
Hawaii is formed by a group of Islands: Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. These are the big ones, but there are other smaller ones. Oahu is the island where the capital of Hawaii is located, Honolulu. This is why it is easier to travel to than the other islands. However, the bigger island is Hawaii (it’s actually called like this – The big island).
If you’re in Oahu, you have many different beaches to go to, and practice almost any water sport you can imagine. Today I wanted to talk about this beautiful beach we found, called Hanauma Bay.
The ride from Honolulu to Hanauma Bay by car is around 30 minutes. You can get there by bus too, it’s only a few bucks if I remember correctly.
Hanauma Bay State Park is located at the far east part of the Island, about 30 min away from Honolulu by car/bus. The entrance fee is 7.50$ and there you can rent snorkeling gear for 25$/person.
*NOTE THAT TUESDAYS ITS CLOSED*
When we went there, there weather was perfect, but you need to consider that any slight wind or cloudy day, will result negatively for snorkeling.
Hanauma bay in Oahu is perfect for snorkel for various reasons:
- The coral reef is not very deep, so you can swim along and discover all the little fish down there.
- The beach extension is very wide, so there is plenty of room for everyone to dive in from any spot
- The animal diversity is amazing! We saw so many different types of fish. My favourite, a parrot fish!!
You have to plan that you will spend from 4 to 6 hours there. You can have lunch at the beach with no problem at all.
So, do not even think about it!! If you have some spare time, you can’t miss this beautiful place! Many good memories here, awesome photos and felt like a dolphon for a while 🙂
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