Large

Ahihi-Kinau Natural Preserve

Saves: 7
Check-ins: 4
Although most of Ahihi-Kinau Natural Preserve is currently closed to the public, there are three areas that are still accessible and certainly worth the trip out to see: Waialal Cove, Kanahena Bay, and Moanakala. The Cove and Bay are prime snorkeling spots and Moanakala (funnily referred to as “dumps” because the area is a former dump site) is popular among surfers. What makes Ahihi-Kinau special is its young reef system (the youngest in Maui) as well as its 600-year old eruption site (the Kalua O Lapa)—the only protected “source-to-sea” lava flow in the Hawaiian islands. The reserve is home to many endangered plant and animal species and, for this reason, visitation rules and regulations are strictly enforced.

Member Photos

Medium
Medium
Medium