Maluaka Beach is a fantastic snorkeling spot in South Maui.

Maui's Best Snorkeling Beaches

If you enjoy snorkeling, Maui is a fantastic place to vacation. With an abundance of beautiful beaches you'd be hard pressed to run out of potential snorkeling adventures. And while it's easy to think every beach in Maui offers great snorkeling, in reality some beaches are much better than others. Reef health, fish counts, and water clarity can make the difference between a good snorkel spot and a great snorkeling spot. The key to snorkeling in Maui is not only knowing where to go, but "where to go" once you get there.

Our snorkeling guidebook provides full descriptions and candid advice for all of Maui's best spots. Each location has detailed snorkel maps to guide you to the best snorkeling at each beach. Take a Look Inside for a preview.   

Below are a few of our favorite snorkeling spots in West Maui and South Maui. Consult the Maui Snorkel Maps for their locations.

Best Spots to Snorkel in South Maui

Keawakapu Beach  -  Half-mile of sand with great snorkeling at each end
Ulua Beach  -  Nice reef that's popular with kids and beginners
Five Caves - Five Graves  -  Cool underwater caverns and arches
Maluaka Beach  -  Beautiful beach and an endless reef
Ahihi Bay  -  Big fish abound at this south coast marine preserve

Maui Snorkel Map - South Maui - Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach, Polo Beach, Makena Landing, Ahihi Bay

Best Spots to Snorkel in West Maui

Honolua Bay  -  A marine preserve with lots of sea creatures
Kapalua Bay  -  Voted one of Maui's most beautiful beaches  
Kahekili Beach  -  Great snorkeling with a full day of fun at the beach
Olowalu - MM14  -  Great place to kayak-snorkel
Coral Gardens  -  For the adventure seeker with strong swimming skills

Maui Snorkel Map - West Maui - Honolua Bay, Kapalua Bay, Black Rock, Olowalu, Coral Gardens

Maui's Premier Snorkeling Guidebook

Snorkeling Guide Book for Maui - Front Cover of Mask, Fins & Snorkel: The Adventure Guide to Maui's Best Snorkeling

Look InsideOrder

Where to Buy on Maui:

Maui Dive Shop - 7 Locations

Makena Beach & Golf Resort

 

Maui Map

For updates on "all-things-snorkeling" follow us on social media.

Archives

Powered by mod LCA