Honolua Bay Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Honolua Bay, a designated marine sanctuary, is a deep circular bay backed by a lush tropical forest. It is a popular snorkeling, diving and surfing destination. The beach is primarily covered with boulders and scattered sand patches and is bordered by high sea cliffs. Above the bay, atop the plateau, are pineapple fields that lead to Lipoa Point. A trail leads through the dense forest to the rocky shoreline, where the intermittent Honolua Stream empties into the bay.
Access to the bay crosses through private land owned by the Maui Land and Pineapple Company. The signage at the trailhead requests that you stay on the trail to the bay. Continue down the wide path, an old jeep road, through the shade of the tropical forest. Cross a rocky wash, arriving at the center of Honolua Bay by an old boat ramp. Beachcomb along the rocky shoreline, choosing your own turnaround spot."