Ahihi and La Perouse Bay Marine Reserve, Maui
Makena Alanui Road, Makena – South Maui
This marine preserve encompasses all the shoreline from Ahihi Bay to La Perouse Bay. It is a private, secluded, scuba and snorkel paradise with some of the clearest waters in Maui. There are no land facilities but the clear water and its mixture of coral and lava make for memorable underwater views. The shoreline is very rocky so there is little sand to cloud the water. The rugged landscape and underwater formations were formed during the last lava flow from Mount Haleakala in 1790. .
Ahihi Bay is about 1.5 miles south of the Maui Prince Hotel. La Perouse Bay is about 2 miles south of that. Both are well beyond Makena on Makena Alanui Road. The paved road ends at LaPerouse Beach.
* No lifeguard
* No facilities
* This area is a marine preserve so there is NO fishing, hunting, or removing rock, terrestrial or marine life
* Clear water – excellent for snorkeling
* Wear shoes as there is no sand, only very rough lava flows
* Gravel access
* Rocky shoreline
* Limited roadside parking
* Excellent snorkeling and diving when waves are calm – not good for general swimming
* Stay out of Anchialine pools to protect the natural resources
* Avoid walking on live coral
* La Perouse Overlook gives a great view of La Perouse Bay, the site of Maui’s last lava flow