Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Oahu Vacation Planner 2017-2018
explore Windward Coast Makapu‘u Lighthouse LESS THAN AN HOUR FROM LIVELY WAIKĪKĪ, THE WINDWARD COAST OF O‘AHU offers grand gardens, vast valleys, fresh forestry and some of the best beaches on the island. The Windward Coast is the perfect outdoor paradise to explore the water, mountains and wildlife of our island. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Before admission, preservation is emphasized at this reserve to protect its fragile marine ecosystem with the pre-entry video and fee. Learn about protecting the bay at the Marine Education Center, then enjoy a unique snorkeling experience with Hawai‘i’s friendly fish! Don’t forget to look out for the humuhumunukunukuāpua‘a (Hawai‘i’s state fish)! Closed on Tuesdays. Koko Marina For an adrenaline rush, head to this oceanside community to try out some water sports. Koko Marina Center offers 877-525-OAHU 21 wake boarding, parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, wave runners, bumper tubes, scuba, snuba, snorkeling and more. Hālona Point For a casual hike, walk down the lava cliffs to Hālona Cove and rest on the peaceful sand. Or take in the sites of the active Hālona Blowhole. From nature hikes to water and golf experiences, the Windward Coast offers fun for everyone. Please use extreme caution, and do not go near the blowhole (the lookout is the safest spot to view the site). Waimānalo Beach Visit Waimānalo Beach, arguably the prettiest stretch of pristine white-sand beach on the island, for a fun family picnic and relax in the tropical breeze with backdrops of the beautiful Ko‘olau Mountain Range. Kailua Town You can always find something fun in Kailua Town, from beachwear boutiques to shops and restaurants. Kailua Beach provides a fun beach day of windsurfing, kayaking, swimming or sunbathing.
Kauai Travel Planner 2018-2019