Honolua Bay is an excellent site for snorkelers in the summer and surfers in the winter. Some people hate the hike down there, but the hike is just BEAUTIFUL. It's very green and usually not many people on there at the same time. Snorkeling is best to the right or far left. Center is okay, but not great. I've seen huge fish here and sea turtles. For beginners, in my personal opinion, it's the best spot on Maui.