Best Makena Landing Park Snorkeling

The 21st most popular snorkel dive spot in Maui.


  April 30, 2018

South of Kihei and Wailea on Maui, the snorkeling at Makena Landing Park is popular for green sea turtles. It is part of the region that some call turtle town, but most consider Maluaka Beach Park as THE Turtle Town. While snorkeling the rocky Makena Landing Park, it is likely to see a couple sea turtles eating, especially early in the morning.

To reach the snorkeling on Maui by air, you will need to fly into Kahului Airport (OGG) which is located in the middle of the north coast of Maui. It is served by direct flights from the mainland US and also by inter-island flights from several other Hawaiian Islands by regional carriers. It is recommended to rent a car at the airport in order to reach the best Maui snorkeling spots. When planning a trip to the Hawaiian islands, be aware that the State Of Hawaii has banned all sunscreens that oxybenzone, which has been proven to kill coral reefs.

To reach the Makena Landing Park snorkeling from Wailea, head south on Makena Alanui Road. Turn right heading west on Honoiki Street to the end. Turn right heading north on Makena Road. After about 250 feet, there is a small water side parking area.

Overall, Makena Landing Park is the 21st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 21 snorkeling dives in Maui. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Makena Landing Park including Molokini Crater, Maluaka Beach Park, Kanahena Cove, La Perouse Bay, Five Caves and Keawanaku Beach.

Local Contacts:  Maui Visitors Bureau (808) 442-8717; Hawaii Visitors (808) 245-3971; Maui Weather (808) 877-5111 or 871-5054.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Maui Oceanfront Inn, Kihei (808) 879-7744

Luxury Loding:  Makena Beach Resort; Makena Surf Condos

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  20.653497, -156.441415

Date Published:  2/12/2013

Date Updated:  4/30/2018

ID:  24925

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