Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

100% love it
The quintessential tropical beach paradise!
One of Oahu's most beloved beaches for decades, it is now a protected nature reserve. For this reason, non-Hawaii residents pay a 1-day fee of $7.50 to visit - it's well worth it! (Children 12 and under enter free of charge.)


Upcoming Events at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

    • BBUC
      BBUC Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Wonderful place
      In the 70's before the masses of tourists set on the bay you could park only the main highway walk down and sunbathe, walk around the edge of crater Nd visit what is called the blowhole. The blowhole is a lava tube where water shoots up like a geyser almost. Today its all controlled to protect the fragile nature of the bay. Glad they did this, it was necessary but I must confess I missed those days where it was like a place you stumbled upon and hardly anyone was there.

    • YourPalPete
      YourPalPete Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Beautiful Bay with Easy Snorkeling
      Hanauma Bay has been established as a nature preserve to ensure the survival of its marine ecosystem. Snorkeling in the beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay is a memorable experience, with hundreds of species of colorful tropical fish right before your eyes. Just put your face down in the water and there they are! The park has limited amounts of parking, and I found that it was preferable to schedule my visit for 9 AM, or else in the afternoon. Note that the preserve is closed to visitors on Tuesdays. On my last visit, there was a $1.00 parking charge and a $7.50 admission fee. This is one of Oahu's most beautiful natural offerings, and well worth a visit.