off Makena Alanui Road, South Maui 'Ahihi Cove is the first beach located inside the 'Ahihi-Kina'u Natural Area Reserve. It is a protected area and it is illegal to spear or capture fish in the reserve. There is no sand beach here, but the cove is protected from wind and surf and the snorkeling is usually terrific.
This area is the site of the last lava flow on Maui in 1790. The lava covered everything as it poured down from Haleakala creating a surreal moonscape. Services and Amenities No lifeguard No facilities No pets, power boating or removal of marine life, coral or rocks from this reserve Good snorkeling and scuba diving Fair swimming Shallow water Rocky shoreline Seasonal high surf Cautions: Monitor ocean conditions closely. Strong currents and surf possible. Obey all postings and warnings. This is a protected nature reserve. DO NOT remove, harm or harrass any marine life or remove coral, rock or shells. Stay off private property and do not block driveways.