The City of Refuge as locals call it, or more correctly Honaunau Bay, is a favorite snorkeling spot on the Big Island.
Here snorkeling is calm and has exceptional visibilty most of the time. Honaunau Bay is next door to Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. The site was home to powerful Hawaiian chiefs. It is considered a sacred site, so snorkeling and snorkeling in Keoneele Cove is not permitted.