Natural Ocean Baths

West Maui

These natural pools carved into the lava rock, accessed via the Kahekili Hwy, are encrusted with olivine minerals, and the clear pools have become a popular place to bathe. While they are extremely tempting, check surf and tide conditions before you don your trunks: people have been swept out to sea in the past. Be careful on the slippery rocks, too.

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