Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lahaina Maui: Snorkeling Baby Beach

Maui has many safe beaches to go fish viewing, but one of the best choices is Pu'unoa (Baby) Beach on the north side of Lahaina. Clusters of coral are near shore and well inside a protective reef. Lanai island a few miles across a channel give you something to stare at and think about nothing. Moms &  Kids tend to hang at the south end of the half-mile strip of sand that is backed by beach cottages. Easier parking is at the north end, toward Mala Pier, where you get to walk by the 30-foot-high bronze Buddha at the Jodo Mission on a short walk to the beach. (The West Maui Mountains are a fitting backdrop to the statue.)