Once off the beach, Makena Landing gives way to a large bay. The bay is typically calm, especially in the mornings, and offers an easy paddle. If you are new to kayaking, this is a perfect place to practice your skills before going further offshore. Most kayak trips will follow the rocky coastline to the right that terminates at Nahuna Point. Just offshore of Nahuna Point is one of Maui’s best snorkel and dive spots. The area is known by several names including “Five Caves”, “Five Graves”, “Turtle Town”, and “Turtle Arches”. Ancient underwater lava flows created a unique series of caves, grottos, and formations that are fun to explore. As the nickname suggests, Nahuna Point is also prime sea turtle habitat. Turtles are so common, in fact, that the majority of commercial tour operators will guarantee turtle sightings. Turtles can be seen feeding on limu (seaweed) or resting in one of the many underwater caves.