Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Hawaii (with Map & Photos)

Hanauma Bay is a true diver's paradise and was not accidentally named America's Best Beach in 2004, it is located about 15 km east of Oahu's world-famous Waikiki Beach.

Hanauma Bay in the past was an excellent place for fishing.

Hanauma Bay Hawaii
Hanauma Bay

Indeed, in Hanauma there is a natural reserve, whose objective is to protect and safeguard any fragile influence of the beautiful ecosystem of the area. For this, it is required that each guest and tourist of this charming place must see a short educational film before taking the road to the coast. For the lazy there is a bus available, which costs only 50 cents.

Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay

Visiting Hanauma Bay is prohibited on weekends and during Hawaii vacations. The bay is closed to tourists every Tuesday, with the idea of ​​keeping the environment intact.

Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay

(Before) Around 3 million tourists visited Hanauma Bay a year, but today their number has drastically reduced to almost 1 million per year.

Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay is a true tropical jewel, composed of white sand beaches, lush vegetation, very rich seafood and coral reefs. There are about 450 species of tropical fish, which will accompany you if you decide to dive into the warm waters of the bay.

Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay

In addition to beach adventures, there are several hiking trails along the coast and along the crest of the bay, which have an incredible panoramic view over Hanauma.

Hanauma Bay Map