Hanauma Bay

101 Hanauma Bay Rd Honolulu, HI 96825
Formed within a volcanic cone, today Hanauma Bay offers a pristine marine ecosystem after the City and County of Honolulu laid out a plan in 1990 to restore the “curved bay,” after years of use from the millions of visitors who visit and love to snorkel Hanauma Bay. Voted the Best Beach in the United States for 2016 our volunteers have a booth located on the beach level to help visitors learn about conservation of the reef and the types of fish that live there.

Hawaii’s most famous and most photographed landmark, located just beyond Waikiki, is Diamond Head State Monument. An early morning hike up the 760-foot crater, which was used as a strategic military lookout in the early 1900s, is a perfect way to watch the sunrise over Oahu. The hike is moderately challenging, and includes a trek over 175 steps to the summit.