Windward Coast

Makapuu Beach Park

Backed by sea cliffs, Makapu’u Beach Park (view panorama) is popular among bodyboarders and bodysurfers. Rip currents and a powerful shorebreak make for a very rough ride, perfect for adventure seekers. During the summer months the ocean is usually calmer than in the winter months (November to February), but even in the summer there are […]

Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Just a 5-mile drive northeast of Downtown Honolulu, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout offers panoramic views of the sheer Koolau cliffs and lush Windward Coast. Driving up the Pali Highway through tall trees and dense forests to get to the lookout, you’ll see the city disappear and the tranquil beauty of Hawaii’s natural landscape emerge. Perched […]

Valley Of The Temples

Deep in a lush valley along the 2,000-foot Koolau Range lies the Valley of the Temples. The resting place for many of Hawaii’s departed, Valley of the Temples’ hilly landscape is scattered with hundreds of freshly placed tropical flowers, like torch ginger and bird of paradise, to remember loved ones. The main attraction in the […]
Kailua Beach Park

Kailua Beach Park

With a half mile of soft white sand, turquoise water and gentle breezes, Kailua Beach Park located on the Windward Coast is a local favorite. A hub for water sports, Kailua Beach welcomes visitors and locals to windsurf, body board, kayak and parasail. Conveniently, kayak rentals, dive shops and beachwear boutiques are located nearby the […]

Sea Life Park

Come play with us! Where dolphins dance, sea lions sing, and penguins perform in this magical place by the sea. Sea Life Park Hawaii offers Hawaii’s most diverse array of close-up marine animal encounters. Mingle nose-to-nose with the dolphins in our Dolphin Royal Swim, Dolphin Swim Adventure and Dolphin Encounter programs. Be a sea trek […]

Hanauma Bay

Staring out at the circular-shaped shore of Hanauma Bay on the southeast tip of East Honolulu, you can imagine how this beautiful cove was once a volcanic crater. Today, this crater, likely flooded by wave erosion, is home to an important nature preserve and the island’s most popular snorkeling destination. Preservation is emphasized at Hanauma […]