The calm, shallow waters of Hanauma Bay have helped this sea shore acquire its undisputed title as the most popular swimming spot in Hawaii. Situated on the eastern windward side of Oahu, the sandy hole shaped by volcanic movement shields the reef from huge sea swells, drawing in swimmers and swimmers all things considered. The living gallery sees somewhere in the range of 2,000 to 3,000 guests every day, so preparing and recognizing what’s in store will positively surrender you a leg for an ideal day on the sound.
One significant thing to know is that Hanauma Bay is shut each Tuesday. After the long stretches of guest movement wearing out the normal coral and dissolving the sea shore, the Hawaii government settled on the choice to divert Hanauma Bay from a sea shore park to a directed nature save. The straight is shut each Tuesday so the fish have one day of undisturbed rest, just as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
How to Visit
The passageway opens at 6 a.m. furthermore, shuts down at 6 p.m. When you show up, plan on in any event 30 to 40 minutes before getting into the water. You’ll need to hold up in line to pay the affirmation expenses and afterward wellbeing rules before making a beeline for the sea shore.
A taxi from Waikiki will run between every way, or take the Bus for single direction for around 45 minutes. In case you’re driving, take the H1 Freeway until it closes and becomes Kalanianaole Highway. The passageway to Hanauma Bay is situated on the privilege at the highest point of the slope simply past the city of Hawaii Kai, around 8 miles down Kalanianaole Highway.
While driving yourself will permit you more opportunity, be exhorted that the parking area can top off rapidly—regularly anyplace between 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Look carefully, and you’ll see leaving orderlies watching what number of autos are coming in and out. Try not to be astonished if there is a “great deal full” sign when you drive by; odds are on the off chance that you return later, the part will be open once more. There are just around 300 slows down accessible for guests.
Tours to Visit Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay composes two visits from Waikiki to the straight. The all-encompassing swimming visit to Hanauma Bay has three transports that leave day by day at 7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., and 10:15 a.m., and give you around four hours to investigate. The $25 cost will incorporate full circle Waikiki transportation with balances, cover, and snorkel ($7.50 passage expense excluded).
There is likewise a North Shore and Hanauma Bay blend visit that incorporates full circle transportation from Waikiki with a visit control, 2.5 hours at the inlet with swim rigging and lunch notwithstanding, and stops at Banzai Pipeline Beach, Waimea Bay, Dole Pineapple Plantation, and additional items for kayaking or paddleboarding are accessible.