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Honaunau Bay

Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Easy access, lots to view

While in Kona there are a number of places that you can snorkel, Honaunau Bay (Two Step) rates very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob D
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Jamul, California
Favorite place to snorkel

This was one of our favorite places to snorkel at. They day we went was cloudy on our drive over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nico C
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“two step” (121 reviews)
“national park” (62 reviews)
“boat ramp” (29 reviews)
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Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"two step"
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"national park"
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"boat ramp"
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"lava rock"
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"sea urchins"
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"the big island"
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"entry point"
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"great snorkeling"
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"tide pools"
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"yellow tangs"
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"porta potties"
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"water clarity"
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"best snorkeling on the island"
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"colorful fish"
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"easy entry"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Kona there are a number of places that you can snorkel, Honaunau Bay (Two Step) rates very highly, as it should. It is a short drive (30 min) from the Kona area and the parking is free (if you can find a spot...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite places to snorkel at. They day we went was cloudy on our drive over but as soon as we got to the beach it was sunny, so bring sunblock. We were able to see all kinds of fishes and...More

Thank Nico C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw two turtles just hanging out in the tide pools and even got to see one renter the ocean. It is not hard to figure out where to enter because everyone going in the same place. Wait for the tide swell to aid entering...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Two Step Beach House (Hale Maka I'O) and it was amazing. 100m from the protected canoe-landing beach which was perfect for our 6 year old daughter to play in, and right beside the best snorkeling we encountered on our trip. My 12...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to snorkel and sometimes, if your lucky, snorkel with dolphins. There are turtles here at times and lots of fish. There is no real sand beach just a bunch of lava, not difficult to navigate. Just take two steps and...More

Thank rsk538
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This place was better than I thought it would be. The statues are cool, but the tide pools to me and our family (especially the younger kids) were really great with Green Sea Turtles, little hermit crabs, etc.

Thank n0ble220
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We loved this area! First we visited Pu' uhonua O Honaunau Historical Park, which was beautiful! Then we headed over to Two Step Beach. The snorkeling here was AMAZING! We saw an abundance of fish, a green sea turtle and pods of dolphins! We swam...More

Thank MMcW5
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Opposite the entrance to Pu'uohonua Ohonaunau (the sacred Hawaiian land) is this little coral "beach" called two step. It has two steps carved out of part of it where you can hop into and out of the ocean. I saw dolphins here several times, and...More

Thank san_shan
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a lava beach with excellent snorkeling and dolphins come and check you out. Came here several times on my 2 week visit. Clean grounds, port-a-potties and only downside is lack of parking.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Honaunau Bay was a beautiful snorkeling site brimming with yellow butterflies fluttering among the lava rock tide pools. The snorkeling was the best my family saw while on the Big Island. We went twice, since we were having trouble finding accessible sites in the part...More

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B0607
25 July 2016|
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Response from Donna M | Reviewed this property |
I have lived 3 miles away for over 3 years and I go for a snorkel almost every day. The ocean can get angry any time of year but November is not yet winter and should be fine. I have never found the need to wear a wetsuit... More
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roytsatx
8 February 2015|
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Response from Donna M | Reviewed this property |
No vendors at Honaunau Bay for anything except directions to an ice vendor.
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roytsatx
8 February 2015|
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Response from Daniel K | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of- best pick up your gear in Kailua-Kona
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