Ahihi Kinau Bay and Nature Preserve
Located 1.5 miles south of the Maui Prince Hotel, the Ahihi Kina’u Preserve encompasses the shoreline between the La Perouse Bay and Ahihi Bay. It is very rocky, with little sand to cloud the water, making it a great spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. It is said to have some of the clearest water in all of Maui. The mixture of coral and lava rocks makes it the perfect spot for viewing the marine life.
Over 200 years ago lava from Mount Haleakala poured through this area leaving the rocky coastline and underwater formations. Today, we are thankful and can be appreciative to Mother Nature’s presence and making such a beautiful, secluded spot.
Please note that there are no lifeguards in this area so extra caution should be exercised. Be careful when walking on the rocks but remember to never walk on the live coral. It is highly advisable to wear water shoes because lava rocks can be very rough on the feet, as there is very little sand.