Visitors to Hanauma Bay, which has a number of different coral reefs and lagoons to explore, will see hundreds of species of colorful tropical fish, other types of marine life, and vibrant coral. The wide sandy beach is also ideal for sunbathing and relaxing, and the nature preserve is well equipped with restrooms, changing rooms, a snack bar, and a picnic area, with lockers and snorkel gear available to rent.
Visiting Hanauma Bay can be as easy as joining half-day or full-day snorkeling tours, or stopping by on a hop-on hop-off bus tour from Waikiki. Some tours stop at the bay and take in other island highlights such as the Pearl Harbor National Memorial and Diamond Head. For independent travelers, Hanauma Bay offers round-trip shuttles from Waikiki hotels.