As Dive Month comes to a close, don’t miss some of our favorite Hana watering holes to enjoy swimming, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, nature walks and everything in between. 

Here are just a few of our top picks for don’t-miss beach adventures:

Wainapanapa Beach

Maui’s famous Black Sand Beach is located in Wainapanapa State Park just off of the Hana Highway and offers the ideal landscape to capture those envy-inducing photos to share with friends and family upon your return. The large span of beach is nestled among lava cliffs and the sand is actually small, smooth lava pebbles. King’s Highway, an ancient Hawaiian footpath, leads from the beach area along the coastline to the town of Hana. 

Hamoa Beach

Just a few steps from Travaasa Hana, Hamoa beach has been voted one of Hawaii’s favorite beaches for its surrounding sea cliffs and lush vegetation. Swimmers heed caution, as the beach is not protected by fringing reefs, so big surf can be dangerous, and strong currents are also present outside of the bay. 

Hana Bay

Located in the town of Hana and a perfect place to watch the sunrise, Hana Bay is known for its great swimming and snorkeling. The area near the pier is a favorite spot for swimming as a protected cove teeming with tropical fish and living coral garden offers some of the best snorkeling in Maui.