People love Snorkeling in Makena. This is because Makena is home to beautiful snorkel sites, amazing beaches, crystal clear waters and one of the best places in the world to see turtles. There are many places in Makena for people who love snorkeling and being in the water. Big Beach is located in Makena. This half-mile-long beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Maui. It is wide so that there’s enough space for you to set up camp and lounge the day away. This beach is also one of the few beaches in Maui that has a lifeguard station. This is because the shore break here can be brutal. Inexperienced swimmers and people with children with them should steer clear of the shore.

If you want to go Snorkeling in Makena, there are plenty more spots to choose from. You can head to Maluaka Beach. This place is also known as Turtle Town. This is because of the numerous Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that stay here. Children are sure to enjoy watching the turtles gracefully glide in the water. Always remember that it is illegal to touch or ride the turtles. This place is also home to more than just turtles. There are different breeds of marine life here. These include butterflyfishes, angelfishes, parrotfishes, wrasses, tangs, eels, and octopi.

Molokini Crater just a few miles off the coast in Makena. Molokini Crater is a crescent-shaped partially submerged crater that houses around 250 species in its safe embrace. Because of the shape of the islet, the waters in the crater is calm and protected from strong winds. Since the islet is made up of rock, the visibility of the waters here is excellent for snorkeling. Visibility here can exceed 150 feet. La Perouse Bay is also located in Makena. The bay itself presents little for snorkelers but there are coves here that has excellent snorkeling options. Just be sure to wear shoes when traversing the landscape since it is composed of mostly lava rock.

Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.

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