Makua Beach is on the west side of Oahu and is long, beautiful, and secluded. With the backdrop of the near mountains and deep blue ocean this beach makes for an idyllic and relaxed environment.
The water is crystal clear and deep and there is a large cable that you can follow a few hundred feet out that leads to a turtle cleaning station. Turtles come to this spot to be cleaned by fish that eat algae off the turtles’ shells.
Another great reason to snorkel here is that you can sometimes find spinner dolphins! They have a somewhat consistent pattern of swimming southward in the early morning and then back northward in the afternoon.