Hanauma Bay, Island of Oʻahu, Hawaii (with Map & Photos)

Hanauma Bay, This fascinating bay is located in the south of the Island of Oʻahu, ten kilometers from Waikiki, in Hawaii. The bay is part of a volcanic crater that was flooded millions of years ago. Hanauma Beach is an ideal place for snorkeling and other water sports. Here we present a selection of photographs that will take you on an imaginary journey through this graceful place on the planet.

Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay

Diving is the most popular activity in “Hanauma Bay”. Floating among the coral formations populated by incredible sea creatures is a pleasant way to spend the day on the Island of Oʻahu. There are snorkeling equipment rentals and classes for beginners. Even the most inexperienced diver can have a great time exploring the different species that inhabit the reef.

Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay

Diving and snorkeling is so popular due to the wide variety of marine species that inhabit the bay. In addition to turtles, divers can catch a glimpse of the popular Rhinecanthus rectangulus (known locally as Humuhumunukunukuapuaa), butterfly fish, trumpet fish, angelfish, and many other varieties of fish.


The one known as "Hanauma Bay" is the best known beach in Honolulu, capital of the islands. A site to visit. Another graceful site on this fascinating planet.

Hanauma Bay Map