What to Expect
off Highway 31, South Maui
Located in the 'Ahihi Kina'u Natural Area Reserve, this bay is a protected by state law. The entrance to the water is very rocky but the snorkeling can be excellent during calm seas. Several trails inland traverse the area which is covered in rough lava from the last eruption of Haleakala in 1790. King's Highway, an ancient Hawaiian footpath, continues from the bay toward Cape Hanamanioa .
Services and Amenities
Some sand but mostly rocky shoreline
Good snorkeling and diving
Unpaved, small parking area
Hiking trails through the lava flow inland
Seasonal high surf
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.