100 Hanauma Bay Road, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Hanauma Bay is considered the best place to start for beginning scuba divers and snorkelers. As a protected marine life conservation area, you’re sure to see an abundance of fascinating marine life within the cove’s massive coral reef, including green sea turtles and colorful parrot fish. Advanced snorkelers and divers can venture out into deeper waters where the reef also extends. There’s also a crescent-shaped beach for sunbathers and picnickers, and walking trails leading up to and along the ridge, offering hikers a birds-eye view of the bay. Arrive early as the limited parking fills up quickly. Come prepared to pay a small entrance fee on top of a parking fee.