Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve – Oahu, Hawaii

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Description:

The Term “bay” comes from the Hawaiian word Hana, and Uma means “curved”. One of the most beautiful beaches on Oahu, that is perfect for safe swimming and snorkeling. The plan was to bring back its beautiful marine ecosystem by lowering the visitor numbers and by educating them. The Marine Education Center give a taste of history and culture while helping to preserve marine life and coral reef.

Don’t feed the fish and Don’t Step on the Reef

Times/Open:

*Closed on Tuesdays
7:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. (Winter)
6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. (Summer)

Helpful Hints:

Get there early if you want a parking spot…. If not, I suggest going around 1:00pm, this is when parking opens back up.

Cost:

$7.50 Per Person, Per Day
FREE: Residence; Hawaii State, Drivers Licence, or Student ID

Parking:

$1.00 Per Vehicle

Activities:

Sun bathing, Swimming, & Snorkeling (Rentals Available)

Location/Map: Oahu Island Hawaii


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History:

This dry and hot area of Oahu has no fresh water. But ancient Hawaiian’s found it perfect for fishing. Hanauma Bay restoration began around the turn of the 1900′s,

Polyad Rating: 5/5

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Food:

Concession stand is available. Food and Beverages.