Lanaʻi's finest beach (and one of the best in Hawaii) is the golden crescent of sand at Hulopoʻe Bay. Enjoy snorkeling in a marine preserve, walking to a fabled archaeological site or just relaxing in the shade of palms. Nearby, Manele Harbor provides a protected anchorage for sailboats, other small craft and the Maui ferry, just a 10-minute walk from Hulopoʻe Beach.
Manele and Hulopoʻe Bays are part of a marine-life conservation district that prohibits the removal of coral and restricts many fishing activities, all of which makes for great snorkeling and diving. Spinner dolphins seem to enjoy the place as much as humans. During wintertime kona (leeward) storms, strong currents and swells enliven the calm and imperil swimmers.