Manoa Falls, Oahu The Manoa Falls trail on Oahu is one of the most popular hikes in the Honolulu area, mainly because it is easily accessible from Waikiki, either via car or city bus.
Sacred Falls, Oahu Sacred Falls is a waterfall on the windward coast of Oahu. After a tragic rockslide on Mother's Day 1999 that killed eight people and injured 50 others, the trail to the waterfall was closed indefinitely.
Jackass Ginger Pool, Oahu Jackass Ginger Pool is a small 10-foot (3 m) waterfall in the Honolulu neighborhood of Nu'uanu, accessible via the Judd Memorial Trail.
La'ie Falls, Oahu La'ie Falls is located near the town of La'ie on the northeastern shore of Oahu. It is accessible via the 7-mile long (out and back) La'ie Ridge Trail. The waterfall drops 15 feet into a pool at its base.
Maunawili Falls, Oahu Maunawili Falls on Oahu is a picturesque 25 foot (7.6 m) waterfall. At the base of the waterfall is a pool. Some hikers refresh themselves here before heading back.
Waimea Falls, Oahu Waimea Falls (also known as Waihi Falls) drops 45 feet (13,7 m) into a pool. The waterfall is located in Waimea Valley on Oahu's North Shore.
Diamond Head Road, Oahu Diamond Head Road begins at the eastern end of Waikiki. It leads along the coastline and around Diamond Head and has a few scenic lookout points.
Farrington Highway (North Shore), Oahu The stretch of Farrington Highway on Oahu's north shore begins in the small town of Waialua. It ends just past Camp Erdman, right before Kaena State Park begins. The two-lane road leads right along the coastline and a few scenic beach parks.
Farrington Highway (West Shore), Oahu The stretch of Farrington Highway on Oahu's west shore begins near Ko Olina and ends right before Kaena State Park begins. The two-lane road leads along the entire west shore.
Kahala Avenue, Oahu Kahala Avenue leads through one of Oahu's most expensive neighborhoods. From Waikiki, drive east along Diamond Head Road (past Diamond Head) and you'll arrive in Kahala.
Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu Kalanianaole Highway, between Hawaii Kai and Waimanalo, is a scenic road with many lookout points along the way.
Tantalus - Round Top Drive, Oahu Round Top Drive is one of the best roads to enjoy panoramic bird's eye views of Honolulu and Waikiki. The winding, canopy-covered road leads in a loop to the top of Mount Tantalus and back down. There are a few scenic lookout points along the way.
Waialua Estate, Oahu Waialua Estate is the only coffee farm on Oahu. Visitors can sample and purchase Waialua Coffee at the Old Sugar Mill in Waialua and see coffee trees and learn about the milling process.
Kailua, Oahu Kailua is located on Oahu's windward coast. It is one of the largest residential communities on this side of the island, after neighboring Kaneohe. Kailua has a central commercial district, located along Kailua Road.
Aiea, Oahu Aiea on Oahu, Hawaii, is about eight miles west of Honolulu downtown.
Ewa Beach, Oahu Ewa Beach is located on Oahu's leeward coast, near the southwestern tip of the island, about 10 miles west of Honolulu downtown.
Hauula, Oahu Hauula is a small town located on Oahu's northeastern shore, about 30 miles north of Honolulu.
Hawaii Kai, Oahu Hawaii Kai, located on the south shore of Oahu, is the largest of several residential communities on the eastern end of the island.
Kaaawa, Oahu Kaaawa is a small town on Oahu's windward coast, in the district of Koolauloa. Also located here is Kualoa Ranch where several tourist activities are being offered.
Kahala, Oahu Kahala is a Honolulu neighborhood, located on the eastern end of Diamond Head, along Oahu's southern coast.
Kahuku, Oahu Kahuku on Oahu is a small town between Laie and Turtle Bay in Hawaii.
Kaneohe, Oahu Kaneohe is one of the largest residential communities on the windward coast of Oahu. Attractions in Kaneohe include the Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, the Valley of the Temples, Kaneohe Bay and three golf courses.
Kapolei, Oahu Kapolei is located on Oahu's south shore. The town is rapidly growing and already has a population of 15,186. Kapolei is being developed as an urban center, second to Honolulu.
Laie, Oahu Laie is a small town on Oahu's northeastern shore. It is a predominantly Mormon community. The town's cultural attractions include the Mormon Temple, the Hawaii campus of Brigham Young University and the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Maili, Oahu Maili is a small community on Oahu's leeward coast, located between Nanakuli and Waianae. Located in Maili is the Naval Radio Transmitter Facility Lualualei.
Makaha, Oahu Makaha is a small town located on Oahu's west shore, about 34 miles northwest of Honolulu. The main attraction in this small residential community is the beach, especially among surfers.
Manoa, Oahu Manoa is a residential neighborhood of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, about 3 miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu.
Mililani, Oahu Mililani is located in the center of the island of Oahu, about 16 miles north of Honolulu. Mililani was named an All American City in 1986 making it the only community in Hawaii ever to receive this distinction.
Nanakuli, Oahu Nanakuli is a small town and valley on Oahu's leeward coast, about 30 miles northwest of Honolulu. Most of Nanakuli's residents live in the valley across from Farrington Highway, the town's main main road.
Pearl City, Oahu Pearl City is located on the south shore of Oahu, about 11 miles west of downtown Honolulu. A popular nearby attraction is Pearl Harbor.
Wahiawa, Oahu Wahiawa is located in the center of Oahu, about 20 miles north of downtown Honolulu. What's unique about Wahiawa is that it is surrounded on three sides by Lake Wilson, also known as the Wahiawa Reservoir or Kaukonahua.
Waialua, Oahu Waialua is a small community on the North Shore of Oahu. In the town's center is the Waialua Sugar Mill, one last remnant of the town's plantation history.
Waianae, Oahu Waianae is a small town on Oahu's leeward coast. That's why this side of the island is also often times referred to as the Wai'anae Coast.
Waimanalo, Oahu Waimanalo is a small town on the east shore of Oahu. It is a Hawaiian homelands community. Its main visitor attraction is Waimanalo Beach.
Waipahu, Oahu Waipahu is located in the southern area of Oahu, just north of Pearl Harbor in the state of Hawaii.
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Oahu Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens on Oahu is a peace peaceful park that is home to hundreds of plant species and is situated on lush 400 acres in Kaneohe, at the foot of the majestic Koolau Mountain Range.
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Oahu The Halawa Xeriscape Garden on Oahu was designed by the Board of Water Supply to demonstrate the possibility of constructing an attractive garden that uses less water than most traditional gardens.
Koko Crater Botanical Garden, Oahu The Koko Crater Botanical Garden on Oahu specializes in cacti, aloes, dryland palms, plumeria cultivars, sansevieria, euphorbias, bougainvillea, alluaudias, baobabs and adeniums. In addition to native and naturalized Hawaiian plants, the garden features species from Madagascar, mainland Africa and the Americas.
Lili'uokalani Botanical Garden, Oahu Lili'uokalani Botanical Garden near downtown Honolulu on Oahu is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. The garden, which once belonged to Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Lili'uokalani, is devoted to native Hawaiian plants.
Lyon Arboretum, Oahu The Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley on Oahu offers visitors a chance to experience the richness and diversity of the islands' native and non-native vegetation in a tranquil environment.
Manoa Heritage Center, Oahu The Manoa Heritage Center on Oahu promotes and preserves Hawaii's natural and cultural heritage, allowing visitors to experience a piece of living history.
Moanalua Gardens, Oahu Moanalua Gardens is a 24-acre privately-owned park managed by the non-profit Moanalua Gardens Foundation. The garden is known for the site where the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival takes place on the third weekend in July.
Queen Kapiolani Hibiscus and Rose Garden, Oahu The Queen Kapiolani Hibiscus and Rose Garden located within Honolulu's historic Kapiolani Park features an outstanding collection of the sweet-smelling, colorful hibiscus, as well as a nice selection of roses.
Senator Fong's Plantation & Gardens, Oahu Senator Fong's Plantation & Gardens, located in Oahu's Koolau Mountains, contains 700 acres of lush vegetation featuring a colorful collection of palms, flowers, tropical fruits and ferns.
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, Oahu The Wahiawa Botanical Garden on Oahu features mostly native and naturalized Hawaiian plants, though you'll also find many plants from other countries. Among the species on display are the elephant apple, rainbow eucalyptus, blue ginger, koa, shaving brush tree, candle tree and others.
Oahu Events - To-Hawaii.Com It seems that the entire island of Oahu is on a mission to make everyone happily occupied. On Saturdays and Sundays, from 4-7pm, the Queen Surf Beach in Waikiki, Oahu holds Sunset on the Beach.
Kane'aki Heiau, Oahu Built in the 16th century, Kane'aki Heiau is considered the best preserved heiau on Oahu. It is located on the island's leeward (west) side in Makaha Valley.
Kaneana Cave (Makua Cave), Oahu Kaneana Cave is a mysterious site on Oahu's leeward (west) coast, almost as far away as you can get on the island near where the road ends. There are many ancient legends that tell about the cave's history.
Wizard Stones, Waikiki The Wizard Stones in Waikiki is an ancient monument that consists of four large healing stones that according to an ancient legend possess the healing powers of four wizards who visited Oahua long time ago.
Ku'ilioloa Heiau, Oahu The Ku'ilioloa Heiau in Waianae commands a beautiful view of Oahu's west shore. The heiau has three terraced platforms and is believed to have been a temple of learning and training.
Kukaniloko Birthing Stones, Oahu Kukanilolo Birthing Stones is an ancient sacred site, located in the center of Oahu near Wahiawa. It was here where royal women were taken to give birth in the old Hawaii.
Molii and Apua Fishponds, Oahu Moli'i Fishpond is one of the largest fishponds in all of Hawaii, encompassing 125 acres. It is between 600 to 960 years old and is located on Oahu's windward coast at the southern end of Kualoa Regional Park.
Pohaku Lanai, Oahu Pohaku Lana'i is an ancient site located at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park. What looks like a giant stone mushroom are actually two limestones, one sitting on top of the other.
Hale O Lono Heiau, Oahu The Hale O Lono Heiau on Oahu's North Shore is a Hawaiian heiau located in Waimea Valley and dedicated to the god of Lono.
Heeia Fishpond, Oahu He'eia Fishpond is located at Kane'ohe Bay on Oahu's windward coast. It is one of the few fishponds left on the island.
Ka'a'awa Valley, Oahu Ka'a'awa Valley is one of the most beautiful locations on the island of Oahu. It is also a site that is mentioned in many ancient legends and a place where the nightmarchers are believed to roam on full moon nights.
Ka Wai a Ha'o, Oahu Ka Wai a Ha'o, a sacred spring, is located in downtown Honolulu on the grounds of Kawaiahao Church. This is where in the old Hawaii, a spring was located that was reserved for ali'i (high chiefs and chiefesses). It was kapu for a commoner to bathe in it.
Lualualei Valley, Oahu Lualualei Valley is the largest coastal valley on Oahu's leeward (west) coast. It is backed by the Wai'anae Mountain Range, which is one of two mountain ranges on Oahu (the Ko'olau Mountain Range is the other one).
Mauna Lahilahi, Oahu Mauna Lahilahi is a prominent geographic feature on Oahu's leeward (west) coast, located just south of Makaha on an 11,145-acre peninsula. In the Hawaiian language, lahilahi means thin mountain.
Mokauea Island, Oahu Mokauea Island is home to Oahu's last Hawaiian fishing village. The tiny island is loacted in Ke'ehi Lagoon, next to the Honolulu International Airport.
Nu'upia Ponds, Oahu The Nu'upia Ponds are located on the Mokapu Peninsula on Oahu's southwestern shore. The ponds serve as a habitat for the endangered Hawaiian black-necked stilt.
Pahonu Pond, Oahu Located just south of Kaiona Beach Park, Pahonu Pond is an ancient Hawaiian stone enclosure surrounded a turtle pond where fishermen put turtles that were to be consumed by the ali'i (Hawaiian chiefs and royalty).
Pahua Heiau, Oahu Located at the foot of the Kamilo Iki ridge in Hawaii Kai, the Pahua Heiau is believed to have been built in the 14th century and is dedicated to the god of agriculture.
Pele's Chair (Kapaliokamoa), Oahu Located on Oahu's south shore is an interesting lava rock formation called Pele's Chair, which overlooks the ocean. In the old Hawaii, this rock was called Kapaliokamoa, meaning the cliff of the chicken.
Pohaku Pa'akiki, Oahu Pohaku Pa'akiki is a lava rock that lies in the nearshore waters of Kaupo Beach on Oahu's windward coast. The rock looks ordinary and just like any other rock on the beach. But there is an ancient legend about this one that's quite interesting.
Ulehawa Historic Site, Oahu This historic site at Ulehawa Beach on Oahu's leeward coast is an ancient Hawaiian settlement that has been preserved by the city of Honolulu.
Arizona Memorial, Oahu The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii, is a popular visitor attraction. Accessible only by boat, the Arizona Memorial receives more than a million visitors each year.
Battleship Missouri Memorial, Oahu The Battleship Missouri Memorial, situated in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is a living, working, all-action monument. It provides the chance to discover not only a US naval vessel, but also the personal experiences of crewmembers and other war veterans through oral history recordings and transcriptions.
Hawaii Heritage Center, Oahu The Hawaii Heritage Center is a nonprofit organization that educates people about the rich history of the Islands with the help of tours, workshops and public exhibits.
Hawaii Maritime Center, Oahu The Hawaii Maritime Center is located at Honolulu Harbor's Pier 7 on Oahu. One of the museum's main attractions is an enormous Pacific humpback whale skeleton that is on display here.
Hawaii Plantation Village, Oahu The Hawaii Plantation Village in Waipahu on Oahu offers visitors a glimpse back to a time when the sugar industry dominated Hawaii's economy and culture.
Hawaii State Art Museum, Oahu The Hawaii State Art Museum, located in Honolulu on Oahu, offers three galleries: the Diamond Head Gallery, the Ewa Gallery and the Sculpture Gallery.
Honolulu Surfing Museum, Oahu The Honolulu Surfing Museum, located in Waikiki on Oahu, houses a superb array of surfing and historical artifacts, all professionally presented, but with a definite, laid-back vibe.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Oahu The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, located in Honolulu on Oahu, offers a wide range of programs, classes, festivals and exhibitions throughout the year. It celebrates and educates the public about the ever-evolving Japanese-American experience in Hawaii.
John Young Museum of Art, Oahu The John Young Museum of Art on Oahu is affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and occupies Krauss Hall. It focuses primarily on Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Southeast Asian artworks, the bulk of which were donated by local painter John Chin Young.
Lucoral Museum, Oahu The Lucoral Museum in Waikiki is a great place to learn about the ocean and its natural wonders. The museum has a vast collection of rocks, gemstones, fossils and sculptures from around the world.
Pacific Aviation Museum, Oahu At the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island, Oahu, visitors can experience first hand the historic landmark, as well as take a trip back in time to Pearl Harbor in the 1940s.
Queen Emma Summer Palace, Oahu The Queen Emma Summer Palace on Oahu, Hawaii, was the home of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV and offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Hawaiian monarchy.
The Arts at Marks Garage, Oahu With rooms showcasing visual arts and new and exciting performance arts in the adjacent rooms, The Arts at Marks Garage has long been the geographical and spiritual center of downtown Honolulu's revived arts scene.
Washington Place, Oahu Named in honor of the first president of the United States, Washington Place on Oahu was built in 1847 by wealthy sea captain John Dominis, but later became the home of Queen Lili'uokalani.
Islands Restaurant, Honolulu The Islands Restaurant at the Ala Moana Shopping Center near Waikiki is just one of over 50 in this family of restaurants spread throughout the USA.
Longhi's, Honolulu Longhi's Restaurant is located on Level 3 at the Ala Moana Shopping Center overlooking Ala Moana Beach Park.
Oahu shopping | To-Hawaii.com All top Oahu shopping centers and malls here - Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Windward Mall and others.
Ala Moana Shopping Center, Oahu The Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, the largest open-air shopping center in the world with over 290 stores and restaurants.
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, Oahu The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet on Oahu is the largest flea market in the state of Hawaii, open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Aloha Tower Marketplace, Oahu The Aloha Tower Marketplace on Oahu, Hawaii, could not be located in a better spot. Here you can shop while cruise and container ships dock right next door, making for a unique atmosphere and shopping experience.
International Marketplace, Oahu The International Markeplace in Waikiki features about 90 stores and 10 restaurants. The anchor tenant is a three-level Saks Fifth Avenue.
Kahala Mall, Oahu Kahala Mall is one of Oahu's main malls, located in the upscale Honolulu neighborhood of Kahala, east of Waikiki and Diamond Head. The enclosed mall houses more than 90 stores, plus restaurants, a bookstore and a movie theater.
King's Village, Oahu King's Village in Waikiki on Oahu, Hawaii, is a very unique place, a shopping center unlike any other.
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Oahu The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center on Oahu is Waikiki's largest shopping mall with more than 110 shops and restaurants, plus a theater, nightclub and coconut grove with an entertainment area.
Waikele Factory Outlet Mall, Oahu The stores at the Waikele Factory Outlet Mall on Oahu, Hawaii, offer customers discount prices. There are fifty outlet stores in total, including specialty stores, fine leather and luggage stores, jewelry and accessories shops and children's stores.
Windward Mall, Oahu Windward Mall in Kaneohe on Oahu, Hawaii, with photos, reviews, map and info about stores and restaurants.
Oahu golf courses | To-Hawaii.com All top Oahu golf courses are listed here - Coral Creek Golf Course, Ewa Beach Golf Club, Hawaii Kai Golf Course, Hawaii Prince Golf Club and more.
Coral Creek Golf Course, Oahu Coral Creek Golf Course on Oahu features a 30-foot waterfall, natural coral rock formations in cliff-like structures and manicured rolling greens that fit right in with the natural Hawaiian plant life that grows throughout the area.
Ewa Beach Golf Club, Oahu Ewa Beach Golf Club on Oahu is an award-winning public golf course. The club is a particular favorite among players who want to practice their short game.
Hawaii Kai Golf Course, Oahu Hawaii Kai Golf Course features a Championship Course and an Executive Course, as well as stunning views of the Pacific Ocean at every turn. With its wide fairways and strategically placed bunkers, this oceanside course features the largest greens of all golf courses on Oahu.
Hawaii Prince Golf Club, Oahu Hawaii Prince Golf Club boasts 27 holes, making it the only golf course of its kind in Hawaii! It sits on 270 acres of tropical surroundings and offers beautiful views of the Waianae Mountains.
Kapolei Golf Course, Oahu With its beautifully landscaped floral gardens, five lakes, coconut palms and elevated greens, Kapolei Golf Course on Oahu combines strategic course design with breathtaking landscaping.
Ko'olau Golf Club, Oahu Architect Dick Nugent designed Ko'olau Golf Club in 1992, carving it out of a tropical rainforest situated on the breathtaking Ko'olau Mountain Range. With its slope rating of 152, this 18-hole, par-72 public championship course is widely considered to be The World's Most Challenging Golf Course.
Olomana Golf Links, Oahu Olomana Golf Links on Oahu is a golf course that offers two distinctly different nines, each equally challenging.
Pearl Country Club, Oahu Pearl Country Club is one of the finest golf courses on Oahu. Graced with a variety of trees, this course challenges all golfers with its varied terrain.
Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, Oahu Nestled between Waimanalo and Kailua and ringed by the majestic Ko'olau Mountain Range lies Royal Hawaiian Golf Club , one of Oahu's most cherished public golfing locations. Cutting through tropical jungles and rolling hillsides, many consider it the most beautiful golf course on Oahu.
Maui travel guide | To-Hawaii.com Plan your Maui vacation on this Maui travel guide. Browse through hundreds of Maui attractions with photos, learn about Maui beaches, things to do, hotels, dining options and more.
Maui Weather | To-Hawaii.com Just like on the other main Hawaiian islands, the weather on Maui's south and west shore is generally drier and sunnier than on the island's north and east shore. That's because the predominant tradewinds are blowing from the northeast about 90% of the time and these winds bring moisture with them.
Maui Geography | To-Hawaii.com Maui is the second largest of the main Hawaiian Islands (after Hawaii's Big Island) encompassing 727.2 square miles (1883.5 km2). The island is made up of two shield volcanoes, West Maui Mountain and Haleakala.
Maui Ocean Center, Maui Maui Ocean Center on Maui is located at Maalaea Harbor and features more than 60 exhibits and hundreds of sea creatures, each one native to the Hawaiian Islands.
Molokini, Maui Molokini, a popular scuba diving and snorkeling location, is a tiny island located about 2.5 miles off the southern coast of Maui.
Haleakala National Park, Maui Haleakala National Park on Maui is one of the island's main visitor attractions, home to the one of the largest dormant volcanoes in the world as well as Haleakala Crater.
Iao Valley State Park, Maui The Iao Valley State Park on Maui is one of the most popular attractions on the island featuring a famous landmark, the Iao Needle, a 2,250-foot-tall stone pillar surrounded by lush scenery.
Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools), Maui Oheo Gulch, or Seven Sacred Pools, on Maui is a popular visitor attraction featuring streams, pools, majestic waterfalls and an amazing display of Hawaiian flora.
Jaws (Peahi), Maui Jaws Peahi on Maui is known for being one of the best big wave surf spots in the world, where waves can reach heights of up to 70 feet.
Lahaina Banyan Tree Park, Maui The famous banyan tree in Lahaina is located right on Front Street, it measures over 60 feet high and looks like a mini forest with several tree trunks.
Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm, Maui The Ali'i Kula Lavender farm, perched 4,000 feet (1,220 m) on the slopes of Haleakala, is home to over 55,000 lavender plants blooming across 13.5 acres. The farm grows more than 45 varieties of the lovely plant, of which seven are blooming year-round.
Dragon's Teeth, Maui Dragon's Teeth on Maui is a unique rock formation located at Makalua-puna Point in Kapalua on the island's northwestern shore.
Hana Farms, Maui Hana Farms on Maui is a popular stop not only for visitors, but locals alike. Their banana bread is loved by many and they sell six different varieties of it.
Kaumahina State Wayside Park, Maui Kaumahina State Wayside Park on Maui features scenic views of the island's northeastern coast, including views of the Keanae Peninsula.
Keanae Peninsula, Maui The Keanae Peninsula on Maui is a popular rest stop located off of the Hana Highway, featuring scenic views of an old Hawaiian village, taro patches and a church that was built in 1856.
Kihei Boat Ramp, Maui The Kihei Boat Ramp is where charter boats depart from to go out to Molokini or other South Maui destinations. It is conveniently located at the south end of Kihei on Maui.
Lahaina Harbor, Maui Lahaina Harbor on Maui is a popular visitor attraction, from where many activity companies that offer shoreline cruises, snorkeling and diving excursions and parasailing or glass-bottom-boat tours start.
Maalaea Harbor, Maui Ma'alaea Harbor is conveniently located half way between West Maui and South Maui. This is where many tour boats and cruises depart from, such as snorkeling and scuba diving tours to Molokini.
Makena State Park, Maui Makena State Park, located on Maui's south shore south of Wailea, is a popular swimming, snorkeling and diving destination. There are three great beaches within this park, and all of them are unique.
Nakalele Blowhole, Maui The Nakalele Blowhole is located in West Maui, between Kapalua and Wailuku and can be seen from the road or trailhead when there is enough wave action.
Polipoli Spring State Recreational Area, Maui Polipoli Spring State Recreational Area, located almost 10 miles (16 km) upland from the residential areas of the Kula district of Maui, has four hiking trails: Plum Trail, Haleakala Ridge Trail, Polipoli Trail and the Redwood Trail.
Sugar Cane Train, Maui The Sugar Cane Train on Maui runs between Lahaina and Kaanapali and is a reproduction of the actual train that ran through the area in the early 1900s.
Honolua Bay, Maui Honolua Bay on Maui has a rocky shoreline with a few scattered patches of sand, so surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving are the main activities here.
Ahihi Cove, Maui Ahihi Cove is one of the best snorkel spots on Maui and the cove is home to an abundance of marine life, which probably has to do with the area being protected within the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve.
La Perouse Bay, Maui La Perouse Bay on Maui is located in the Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve and has a rocky shoreline.
Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach, Maui Kaihalulu Beach, or Red Sand Beach, is located south of Hana Bay on Maui. The small beach cove has red sand, a product of the cinder cone hill that surrounds it.
Kaanapali Beach, Maui Kaanapali Beach on Maui is one of the island's most popular beaches, fronting most of the Kaanapali resorts.
Napili Bay, Maui Napili Bay on Maui lies between two rocky points and is an excellent beach for swimming and other water activities when the ocean is calm.
Maui Beaches | To-Hawaii.com Best Maui beaches for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, bodyboarding and picnicking, such as Kaanapali Beach, Napili Bay, Hookipa Beach, Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Wailea Beach and Koki Red Sand Beach.
Hana Bay (Hana Beach Park), Maui Located within Hana Bay is Hana Beach Park, which has a long black-sand beach and a grassy area with picnic tables. Local families like to gather here for a picnic.
Black Rock Beach, Maui Black Rock Beach is located on Maui's west shore and divides Kaanapali Beach in half and it is named after the large black rock that sits in the nearshore waters on the beach.
Kapalua Bay, Maui Kapalua Bay on Maui's northwestern shore is one of the most picturesque white-sand beaches on the island.
Big Beach (Makena Beach), Maui Big Beach on Maui's south shore has plenty of sand for everyone. At almost two-thirds of a mile long and over 100 feet wide, Big Beach (also known as Oneloa Beach) is one of the most popular beaches on the island.
Chang's Beach, Maui Chang's Beach on Maui is a popular bodyboarding beach, especially among locals who come here during times of high surf, and when the ocean is calm, snorkeling is good here as well.
Cove Park, Maui Cove Park on Maui's south shore has a small sandy beach and is a popular spot for surfing. Surf lessons are given here.
D.T. Fleming Beach Park, Maui DT Fleming Beach Park, located in Honokahua Bay on Maui's northwestern shore, offers plenty of space. It's a nice beach park for a picnic. Tall ironwood and palm tress provide plenty of shade.
H.A. Baldwin Beach Park, Maui HA Baldwin Beach Park on Maui is a picturesque community gathering spot, one of the most popular beach parks on the windward side of the island.
Hamoa Beach, Maui Hamoa Beach on Maui is located south of the quaint little town of Hana on the east shore of the island.
Honokohau Bay, Maui Honokohau Bay is a remote boulder beach in West Maui. The bay's ocean bottom is rocky and rip currents are common, so the bay is not suitable for swimming or snorkeling.
Honomanu Bay, Maui Honomanu Bay on Maui is located along the well-known Hana Highway (Road to Hana) on the island's north shore.
Hookipa Beach Park, Maui Hookipa Beach Park on Maui's popular Hana Highway, is world-renowned for its windsurfing and other oceansport activities.
Kahana Beach, Maui Kahana Beach on Maui is protected by an offshore reef and is fronted by the Kahana Beach Resort.
Kalama Beach Park, Maui Kalama Beach Park on Maui doesn't have a large beach, but the 36-acre beach park has everything else to keep the whole family active and entertained.
Kamaole Beach Park, Maui Kamaole Beach on Maui is divided into three sections, Kamaole I, II and III. Kamaole I Beach has the largest beach of the three.
Kanaha Beach Park, Maui Kanaha Beach Park is one of the best locations on Maui for windsurfers or kiteboarders. The conditions are almost always perfect. Most wind- and kitesufers stick to the western end of the beach.
Keawakapu Beach, Maui Keawakapu Beach on Maui near Wailea is a beautiful white sand beach with good swimming conditions.
Koki Beach, Maui Koki Beach on Maui is located south of the small village of Hana. The dark reddish sand of the beach comes from the large red cinder hill, named Ka Iwi o Pele. Koki Beach is not suitable for swimming.
Lelekea Bay, Maui Lelekea Bay is located in a remote area on Maui's east shore, just southwest of sleepy little community of Kipahulu. It is a pebble beach. Look toward the southwest and you'll see Kalepa Point.
Little Beach, Maui Little Beach on Maui is the only unofficial clothing optional beach on the island, located right next to Big Beach in Makena.
Maluaka Beach, Maui Maluaka Beach on Maui is located right in front of the Westin Maui Prince Resort on the islands south shore.
Mokapu Beach, Maui Mokapu Beach is located at the Wailea resort complex on Maui. It is a sandy beach with some beach rock exposed in the center. The nearshore ocean bottom is sandy and slopes down gently.
Nahiku Cove, Maui Nahiku Cove on Maui is a remote and secluded bay off of Hana Highway.
Oneloa Beach, Maui Oneloa Beach on Maui, which is also known as Ironwood Beach, is backed by resort villas and condos and a golf course.
Oneuli Beach, Maui Oneuli Beach on Maui lies just to the north of Pu'u Ola'i, a large volcanic cinder cone with gorgeous red cliffs. If you look closely, the sand of this beach actually has three colors - black, white and red.
Palauea Beach, Maui Also known as White Rock, Palauea Beach is a lesser-known South Maui beach that's a little hard to find if you don't know where it is. The beach is accessible by walking on a short path through the trees.
Polo Beach, Maui Polo Beach on Maui is the first of five beaches in the Wailea area, a large resort complex that encompasses two miles of shoreline.
Poolenalena Beach, Maui Poolenalena Beach just north of Makena on Maui is a half-mile long sandy beach with great swimming conditions when the ocean is calm.
Puamana Beach Park, Maui Puamana Beach Park has a shallow nearshore ocean bottom that extends all the way out to the edge of the reef.
Slaughterhouse Beach (Mokuleia), Maui Slaughterhouse Beach on Maui got its name from a slaughterhouse that used to be near the beach, but despite its name it is a beautiful, secluded beach backed by sea cliffs.
Sugar Beach, Maui Sugar Beach on Maui, also known as Kealia Beach, is said to be the longest beach on the island and considered one of Maui's most magnificent stretches of oceanfront.
Ukumehame Beach Park, Maui Ukumehame Beach Park on Maui's west shore is a narrow roadside park. Because the nearshore ocean bottom is shallow and rocky, the swimming conditions are poor.
Ulua Beach, Maui Ulua Beach on Maui is the third of five beaches in the Wailea resort complex development on the island's south shore.
Wailea Beach, Maui Wailea Beach on Maui is a long and wide white-sand beach and is a good spot for swimming.
Waipuilani Park, Maui Waipuilani Park on Maui's south coast is a nice, large beachfront park with lawns and shady areas, ideal for a picnic.
Kipahulu, Maui Kipahulu is a remote farming community in East Maui, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Hana. Several hiking trails are located in the area. Other attractions include Oheo Gulch and Charles Lindbergh's grave.
Lahaina, Maui Lahaina, the largest town in West Maui, was once the capital of the Hawaiian kingdom and seat of power of the Kamehameha dynasty. Today, Lahaina's center of activity is along Front Street, which has colorful shops, art galleries and restaurants.
Wailuku, Maui Wailuku is the county seat of Maui's government. The town is an interesting place to visit to learn about a piece of Maui's past.
Kihei, Maui Kihei is a beach town on the south shore of Maui. With its miles of sandy beaches, Kihei is one of the top beach destinations in Hawaii. It is also one of the most densely populated places on Maui.
Haiku, Maui Haiku is a small village in the northern part of Maui, approximately 14 miles east of Kahului.
Hana, Maui Hana is a small, isolated, tropical paradise located on the eastern tip of Maui at the end of the popular Road to Hana (Hana Highway). This sleepy village is characterized by lush greenery, botanical gardens and historical sites.
Huelo, Maui Huelo is a small community located along the Road to Hana (Hana Highway). It is considered part of Haiku. Elevated at 480 feet (146 m) above sea level, Huelo offers a tranquil and laid-back island atmosphere surrounded by lush mountains, valleys and waterfalls.
Kaanapali, Maui Ka'anapali is a coastal town in West Maui. It is one of the main tourist destinations on the island. Local attractions include the Sugar Cane Train and Whalers Village.
Kahului, Maui Kahului is Maui's largest city, the island's commercial and travel hub. It is home to Maui's main airport and the island's only deep-draft harbor. Kahului is also the retail center on Maui.
Kapalua, Maui Kapalua is a resort community in West Maui featuring upscale vacation condos and villas, shops, restaurants, world-class golf courses and sandy beaches framed by hundred-year old Cook pines.
Keokea, Maui Keokea is a small community on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala in upcountry Maui. Located 2,860 feet (872 m) above sea level, Keokoa offers panoramic views of Haleakala.
Kula, Maui Kula is a small community in upcountry Maui, situated 3,000 feet (914 m) above sea level. It is one of Maui's prime agricultural regions and source of farm produce.
Maalaea, Maui Maalaea is a small fishing village located in central Maui, in the southern part of the isthmus between the mountain ranges of Haleakala and West Maui.
Makawao, Maui Makawao is an agricultural and ranching community located on the northwest slope of Mt. Haleakala at 1,578 feet (481 m) above sea level. Considered the hub of upcountry Maui, this rustic town has an atmosphere resembling the Wild West.
Makena, Maui Makena is a small community on Maui's south shore, located south of Kihei and Wailea. It is as far as one can go by car before the road ends. Makena itself has a population of 99, according to the 2010 Census.
Napili, Maui Napili is a beach town on the northwestern shore of Maui, situated between two other resort towns, Kaanapali and Kapalua. Napili is a prime tourist destination.
Paia, Maui Paia is a small coastal town and an old sugar plantation community on the northern shore of Maui.
Pukalani, Maui Pukalani is the largest town in upcountry Maui, located on the slopes of Mount Haleakala.
Spreckelsville, Maui Spreckelsville is a small town on Maui's north shore, just east of Kahului Airport along the famous Hana Highway.
Wailea, Maui Wailea is a 1,500-acre master-planned resort community located at the base of Mt. Haleakala on the south shore of Maui.
Maui coffee farms | To-Hawaii.com Maui coffee farms - ONO Organic Farms, located on the southern slopes of Mt. Haleakala and Shim Farm, located 3,500 feet above sea level in Kula's Chinatown on Maui.
ONO Organic Farms, Maui Located on the southern slopes of Mt. Haleakala in Kipahulu, the 50-acre ONO Organic Farms is family-owned and -operated and produces certified organic coffee and fruits.
Shim Farm, Maui Shim Farm is located 3,500 feet above sea level in Kula's Chinatown on Maui. Besides coffee, the one-man Shim Farm grows protea and other Hawaiian plants.
Waimoku Falls, Maui Waimoku Falls is one of Maui's tallest waterfalls, dropping 200 feet down a vertical cliff into a shallow pool. It is accessible via the 1.8-mile Pipiwai Trail, which begins near Oheo Gulch, also known as Seven Sacred Pools.
Haipua'ena Falls, Maui Haipuaena Falls is a relatively small, but picturesque waterfall located on the Road to Hana (Hana Highway). Because it can't be seen from the road, many people don't know it's here and pass by it.
Hanawi Falls, Maui Hanawi Falls on Maui is a popular stop on the Road to Hana, the waterfall is a 30-foot cascade plunging down from the cliffs into a small pool.
Honokohau Falls, Maui Honokohau Falls on Maui drops in two tiers at a total of over 1,100 feet (335 m), making it the tallest waterfall on the island. The best way to see this amazing cascade is by helicopter.
Makapipi Falls, Maui Located along the popular Road to Hana, Makapipi Falls is an easily accessible waterfall. And what makes it special is that you'll be able to stand right above it, which makes for a unique vantage point.
Punalau Falls, Maui Punalau Falls is one of the lesser-known waterfalls along the popular Road to Hana. One of the reasons is because it can't be seen from the road. And another one is because it takes a short, but slippery hike to get to it.
Upper & Lower Puohokamoa Falls, Maui Upper Puohokamoa Falls is a small waterfall that is about 30 feet (9 m) high and draws a crowd because of its easy-to-see parking area along the Hana Highway. Lower Puohokamoa Falls is further off and not as many people notice it because of its hidden location below Hana Highway.
Waikani Falls, Maui Upper Waikani Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls on Maui, located along the Road to Hana. It is also known as
Wailua Falls, Maui Wailua Falls on Maui is an easily accessible waterfall, located right on Hana Highway.
Wall of Tears, Maui The Wall of Tears is one of Maui's lesser-known waterfalls. In fact, as many as 17 waterfalls are cascading down a cliff. They are hidden deep in the West Maui Mountains near the summit of Pu'u Kukui.
Road to Hana (Hana Highway), Maui The Road to Hana, also known as the Hana Highway, is one of Maui's most popular scenic drive featuring scenic views of tropical rainforests, waterfalls and black sand beaches.
Piilani Highway, Maui Also known as the back road to Hana, the Pi'ilani Highway (Hwy 31) leads along Mt. Haleakala's southern flank, from upcountry Ulupalakua to the small community of Kipahulu on Maui's east shore.
Maui Scenic Drives | To-Hawaii.com Drive on some of the most scenic roads on Maui - Haleakala Highway (Crater Road), Pi'ilani Highway, Road to Hana also known as Hana Highway.
Haleakala Highway (Crater Road), Maui Haleakala Highway, also known as Crater Road, is the two-lane road that leads to the summit of Haleakala. The road is well-maintained and well-traveled, but it's a good idea to drive carefully and obey the speed limit signs. There are many switchbacks, blind turns and steep dropoffs without guardrails.
Wailea Alanui Drive, Maui Wailea Alanui Drive is a scenic road that that connects the oceanfront resorts and beaches in Wailea. The road starts at the Wailea Ekahi Village and leads south, all the way to Poolenalena Beach. It then continues south as Makena Alanui (Makena Road).
Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary, Maui Located between downtown Kahului and Kahului Airport, the Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary was once a royal fishpond. Today, it is a waterfowl sanctuary home to over fifty species of birds.
Olowalu Petroglyphs (Pu'u Kilea), Maui Also known as Pu'u Kilea in the Hawaiian language, the Olowalu Petroglyphs are located along a basalt cliff in West Maui. Olowalu is one of the relatively easy accessible petroglyph sites on Maui.
Pi'ilanihale Heiau, Maui Pi'ilanihale Heiau is quite an impressive sight. It is the largest heiau in all of Hawaii, encompassing almost 3 acres, which equals the size of two football fields. Standing next to it, it is impossible not to feel dwarfed by it.
Pu'u Keka'a (Black Rock), Maui A prominent landmark on Maui's Kaanapali Beach is Pu'u Keka'a, also known as Black Rock. It was formed by an old lava flow. Legend has it that it is here where after death, souls depart the earth and leap over into the spirit world.
Kahakuloa Head (Pu'u Koa'e), Maui Kahakuloa Head (Pu'u Koa'e) is located in a very remote area in West Maui near the sleepy village Kahakuloa. The 636-foot hill is a scenic landmark, but not many people make it here.
Enchanting Floral Gardens, Maui Located at an elevation of 2,500 feet on the slopes of Haleakala, the Enchanting Floral Gardens is a must-see for botany enthusiasts visiting Maui. The gardens feature an impressive 1,500 tropical and semi-tropical plant species, not to mention many exotic birds, insects and other animals.
Kahanu Garden, Maui Kahanu Garden on Maui is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden system and is located near Hana.
Ke'anae Arboretum The Ke'anae Aboretum located along Maui's Hana Highway boasts six acres of botanical gardens and forested land. This historic arboretum occupies leveled terraces built hundreds of years ago for the cultivation of taro.
Kula Botanical Garden, Maui Kula Botanical Garden on Maui is home to a large collection of Hawaiian flora and fauna, including birds, palms, reef fish and the island's official flower, the protea.
Maui Garden Of Eden The Maui Garden of Eden is a botanical paradise, located along the famous Hana Highway on Maui's northern coastline.
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens The seven-acre Maui Nui Botanical Garden in Kahului is home to an impressive collection of native and Polynesian-introduced plants, many of which were important crops throughout early Hawaiian history.
Maui Tropical Plantation The Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu features 14 of Hawaii's most important fruit and flower crops, such as coconuts, papaya, macadamia nuts, coffee, mango and guava.
Tropical Gardens of Maui Tropical Gardens of Maui is a four-acre botanical garden and commercial nursery that occupies a gorgeous stretch of land in the Wailuku area near the historic Iao Valley.
Maui Museums | To-Hawaii.com Here is an overview of Maui museums, including the Whalers Village Museum, Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum and Baldwin Missionary House.
Bailey House Museum, Maui The Bailey House Museum on Maui was built in 1833 and showcases Hawaiian culture, paintings, artifacts and furnishings from 19th century Maui.
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, Maui The Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum on Maui celebrates the historic sugar trade that kept up Hawaii's economy for most of the 19th century. A&B, as it is known to locals, contains a museum and several artifacts detailing the history of the trade.
Baldwin Missionary House, Maui The Baldwin Missionary House on Maui is the oldest building in Lahaina and offers a vivid picture of the life of a missionary and his family on Maui in the early 1800s.
Hana Coast Gallery, Maui The Hana Coast Gallery on Maui showcases original fine art, finely crafted handwork and decorative collectibles from the Hawaiian Islands, Polynesia and the Pacific Rim, with photos and reviews.
Hana Cultural Center, Maui A trip to the Hana Cultural Center is like taking a trip back into Hawaii's past. This museum and information center located in Hana is home to a historic courthouse, a replica of the Kauhale Village and ancient artifacts of Hawaiian history.
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Maui The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, located at the Kaluanui estate in Makawao, is dedicated to the education and learning in the arts. The visual arts center is located on the historic estate of Harry and Ethel Baldwin, one of Maui's most prominent families in the pineapple industry.
Kula Lodge Restaurant, Maui The Kula Lodge is situated high above the hills of Kula and it is an excellent stop-off point on the way to or from Hana, Mt Haleakala or the Ulupalakua Winery.
Kimo's, Maui Located in the heart of Lahaina, Kimo's is the oldest restaurant on Front Street.
Lahaina Fish Co., Maui Lahaina Fish Co. is a popular waterfront steak and seafood restaurant, located in the heart of Lahaina.
Pacific'O Restaurant, Maui Located right on the beach next to the Lahaina Shores Condominium, Pacific'O invites you to contemporary Pacific cuisine dining.
Umalu, Maui Located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kaanapali, Umalu is a casual poolside bar and restaurant overlooking the islands of Lanai and Molokai.
Mama's Fish House, Maui Situated about 1.5 miles from Piai on the way to Hana, and right on the beach at Maui's North Shore, is Mama's Fish House.
Sarento's on the Beach, Maui This award-winning multi-regional Mediterranean Rim cuisine will impress you with their homemade pastas, fresh Hawaiian seafood, prime steaks, signature veal, lamb, chicken and pork dishes.
Maui shopping | To-Hawaii.com All top Maui shopping centers and malls here - Maui Marketplace, Kahului Shopping Center, Lahaina Center, Wailea Shopping Village and others.
Azeka Place, Maui Azeka Place on Maui is built in traditional Hawaiian architecture with open gateways and tropical landscaping for beauty and shade.
Kaanapali Whalers Village, Maui Kaanapali Whalers Village on Maui is a shopping mall and museum located right in the middle of the Kaanapali Beachwalk, near the Kaanapali hotels and condos, between the Westin Maui and The Whaler Condominiums.
Kahului Shopping Center, Maui The Kahului Shopping Center on Maui is one of four malls and dozens of stores that make up the commercial center of the island.
Kukui Mall, Maui Kukui Mall on Maui is best known for its movie theater and fresh bakery.
Lahaina Cannery Mall, Maui The Lahaina Cannery Mall on Maui holds the distinction of being the first and only fully enclosed and air-conditioned shopping center on the island.
Lahaina Center, Maui Between the New Lahaina Center and the Old Lahaina Center on Maui, there are over 70 stores and services.
Maalaea Harbor Shops, Maui The Maalaea Harbor Shops mall on Maui is home to various shops as well as restaurants, such as the Pacific Whale Foundation, Maui Dive Shop, Maalaea Grill and others.
Maui Mall Maui Mall is Maui's premier shopping center, complete with a 12-screen Megaplex Theatre, more than 40 locally owned stores and other entertainment venues.
Maui Marketplace The Maui Marketplace, located five minutes from Kahului Airport, has popular chains like Borders Books & Music and Starbuck's Coffee, Sports Authority, OfficeMax, Pier One Imports and Eagle Hardware.
The Shops at 505, Maui Situated, as the name implies, at 505 Front Street in Lahaina, this retail complex has an impressive oceanfront setting.
Wailea Shopping Village, Maui The Wailea Shopping Village, located near Maui's famed Wailea Resort, has art galleries, jewelry, photography supplies, clothing shops and restaurants.
Lahaina Wharf Cinema Center, Maui The Lahaina Wharf Cinema Center is a small shopping mall and cinema center and is located in the heart of Lahaina, Maui, right across from the popular banyan tree and the harbor, on Front Street.
Dunes at Maui Lani, Maui Built on million-year old sand dunes in central Maui, the Dunes at Maui Lani golf course is designed similar to the courses built centuries ago in the British Isles, as its 18 incomparable holes take advantage of Maui's natural, sloping island dune terrain.
Ka'anapali Kai Golf Course, Maui The Ka'anapali Kai Golf Course offers panoramic views of the West Maui coastline, the neighbor islands of Lanai and Molokai and humpback whales in the winter months.
Kahili Golf Course, Maui Kahili Golf Course offers stunning views of Mt. Haleakala and the Pacific Ocean as it is situated on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains.
Makena North Course, Maui Makena North Course on Maui is well-known not only for its layout and great daily tournament playing conditions, but also for the best golfing weather in the world.
Maui Nui Golf Club , Maui Maui Nui Golf Club was designed with Maui's tradewinds in mind. Many of the holes bring the wind into play. Recent improvements at the course include GPS and white sand bunkers.
Pukalani Country Club, Maui Located at an elevation of 1,100 feet, Pukalani Country Club on Maui offers cooler playing conditions than oceanfront golf courses. The course features wide and hilly fairways and green surroundings.
Royal Ka'anapali Golf Course, Maui The Royal Ka'anapali Golf Course on Maui is one of only two courses in Hawaii designed by the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., who took full advantage of the area's scenic beauty.
The Bay Course at Kapalua Resort, Maui The Bay Course at Kapalua Resort on Maui features an amazing hole - the par-3 fifth - which is built with the tee on one side of a Pacific inlet and the green on the other.
Wailea Golf Club - Emerald Course, Maui Built on million-year old sand dunes in central Maui, the Dunes at Maui Lani golf course is designed similar to the courses built centuries ago in the British Isles, as its 18 incomparable holes take advantage of Maui's natural, sloping island dune terrain.
Wailea Golf Club - Gold Course, Maui The Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club on Maui is the most challenging courses of Wailea Golf Club's trio. Golf Magazine and Golf Digest ranked it among the country's best new courses.
Wailea Golf Club - Old Blue Course, Maui Ranked by Golf Digest as one of America's best resort courses, the Old Blue Course at Wailea Golf Club on Maui offers spectacular views of the azure-blue ocean, offshore islands and Mount Haleakala.
Kauai travel guide | To-Hawaii.com Plan your Kauai vacation on this Kauai travel guide. Read about Kauai attractions with photos, Kauai beaches, things to do, hotels, dining options, cities, shopping and more.
Kee Beach Park, Kauai Ke'e Beach on Kauai marks the end of Highway 50 and the beginning of the enchanting Na Pali Coast.
Tunnels Beach, Kauai Tunnels Beach on Kauai is a postcard-perfect stretch of golden sand fringed with ironwood trees and tropical palms. It offers great snorkeling and diving conditions when the ocean is calm.
Anini Beach Park, Kauai Anini Beach on Kauai is a 3-mile long beach sheltered by one of the longest and widest reefs in Hawaii measuring 1,600 feet at its widest point.
Lydgate Beach Park, Kauai Lydgate Beach Park is one of the most popular beach parks on Kauai's east shore. The beach park's main attraction is the large, double-sectioned pool on the northern end of the beach that is protected from ocean swells by a rock barrier.
Salt Pond Beach Park, Kauai Salt Pond Beach Park is a reddish-golden sand pocket beach on Kauai's south shore that is safe for swimming year-round, except during times of high surf, when rip currents form in the channels between the rock barriers.
Poipu Beach Park, Kauai Poipu Beach on Kauai is the island's most popular beach, ideal for swimming and other ocean activities.
Hanalei Bay, Kauai Hanalei Bay on Kauai is considered one of the best beaches in all of Hawaii, it is located at the base of cliffs.
Lumahai Beach, Kauai Lumahai Beach on Kauai was made famous in the movie South Pacific. It is a beautiful long and wide white-sand beach, but due to strong currents and powerful waves, swimming is not recommended here.
Kauai Beaches | To-Hawaii.com Best Kauai beaches for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, bodyboarding and picnicking, such as Poipu Beach Park, Hanalei Bay with a view to Bali Hai, Kee Beach, the remote Polihale Beach and more.
SeaLodge Beach, Kauai SeaLodge Beach on Kauai is a hidden gem. It is a small pocket of sand, surrounded by lush vegetation. The snorkeling conditions are excellent when the ocean is calm.
Queen's Bath, Kauai Queen's Bath on Kauai is a natural pool surrounded by a lava shelf. There is an inlet where fresh saltwater comes in from the ocean, together with all kinds of fish.
Glass Beach, Kauai Glass Beach on Kauai is covered with millions of sea glasses, brown, aqua-colored, clear and blue.
Aliomanu Beach, Kauai Aliomanu Beach on Kauai is a beautiful stretch of sand and is composed of two sections. The south beach is more popular and is used by local families for pole-, torch- and throw-net fishing, octopus hunting and limu (seaweed) harvesting.
Anahola Beach Park, Kauai Anahola Beach Park on Kauai is considered by locals as the safest beach on the island's eastern shore.
Brennecke Beach, Kauai Brennecke Beach in Poipu on Kauai's south shore is a popular bodyboarding location. The waves are consistent here and provide good conditions for both beginning and advanced bodyboarders.
Donkey Beach, Kauai Donkey Beach on Kauai's east shore is a good beach for sunbathing. It is not a good beach for swimming or snorkeling since the water is choppy and rough, but where conditions are good, surfers and bodyboarders can be seen at the beach.
Haena Beach Park, Kauai Haena Beach Park on Kauai is also known as Maniniholo Beach, named after the large schools of convict fish that feed on the coral here.
Hanakapiai Beach, Kauai Hanakapiai Beach is the first main destination on the Kalalau Trail on Kauai's Na Pali Coast. The beach is about 2 miles (3.2 km) into the hike and looks beautiful, offering great photo opportunities.
Hanamaulu Bay, Kauai Hanamaulu Bay is located just north of Lihue Airport on Kauai's east shore. The nearshore waters of the bay are usually murky thanks to silt that enters the bay from the Hanamaulu Stream.
Honopu Beach, Kauai Honopu Beach on Kauai's Na Pali Coast actually consists of two beaches, which are surrounded by majestic, 1200-foot-high sea cliffs and separated by the Honopu arch. No road or even a hiking trail leads to it.
Kahili Quarry Beach, Kauai Kahili Quarry Beach on Kauai is also known as Rock Quarry Beach and is located on the island's north shore.
Kalalau Beach, Kauai Kalalau Beach lies at the end of the 11-mile (17.7 km) Kalalau Trail on Kauai's north shore. Swimming is possible on Kalalau Beach, but not without dangers.
Kalapaki Beach, Kauai Kalapaki Beach is located at the entrance of Nawiliwili Harbor in Lihue and is one of Kauai's most popular beaches.
Kalihiwai Bay Beach, Kauai Kalihiwai Beach on Kauai is a wide, white sand beach from Kalihiwai Bay and is located about a mile and a-half from the town of Kilauea.
Kapaa Beach Park, Kauai Kapaa Beach Park is located on Kauai's east shore. It is mainly used by local residents as well as guests who stay at the nearby condo hotels.
Kealia Beach, Kauai Kealia Beach is located on Kauai's Coconut Coast and offers good bodyboarding and surfing conditions.
Kekaha Beach Park, Kauai Kekaha Beach Park on Kauai is one of the longest beaches of the island, where several popular surfing spots are located.
Kepuhi Beach, Kauai Kepuhi Beach is a lesser-known beach on Kauai's north shore. On most days you will hardly find any people here.
Kiahuna Beach, Kauai Kiahuna Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the Poipu hotel and resort area, fronting the Kiahuna Plantation Resort and the Sheraton Kauai Resort.
Larsen's Beach (Ka'aka'aniu Beach), Kauai Larsen's Beach is located in a secluded area on Kauai's northeastern shore. It is not accessible by road, which limits visitors. The beach has a nice long stretch of sand and is backed by brush and trees.
Lawai Beach, Kauai Lawai Beach on Kauai is a popular snorkeling destination on the south shore of the island.
Lucy Wright Beach Park, Kauai Lucy Wright Beach Park on Kauai's south shore is a historic beach. It was here where Captain James Cook first set foot in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778.
Mahaulepu Beach, Kauai Mahaulepu Beach on Kauai's south shore is beautiful and undeveloped. The area actually consists of three separate beaches, known as Gillin's Beach, Kawailoa Bay and Haula Beach.
Moloaa Bay, Kauai Moloaa Bay is one of the lesser-known beaches on Kauai, located on the island's northeastern shore. It is a pretty beach, framed by hilly dunes and green vegetation.
Nukolii Beach Park, Kauai Nukolii Beach Park on Kauai, with its two miles of white sand shoreline, is the longest beach on the island's east shore.
Papaa Bay, Kauai Papaa Bay on Kauai is a picturesque and secluded bay with a beautiful lagoon. The plane crash scene of the movie Six Days Seven Nights was filmed here.
Pilaa Beach, Kauai Pila'a Beach is a very sparsely visited Beach on Kauai's north shore. It is difficult to access and since the nearshore ocean bottom is rocky, it's not a good beach for swimming.
Secret Beach, Kauai Also known as Kauapea Beach, Secret Beach on Kauai is not exactly secret but rather it takes a bit more effort to get to it. That fact keeps visitors limited. No public road leads to it, but a 10-15-minute hike gets you here.
Shipwreck Beach, Kauai Shipwreck Beach on Kauai's south shore got its name from the small wooden boat that used to lie at the water's edge for many years.
Waiakalua Beach, Kauai Waiakalua Beach doesn't see all too many visitors, mainly because it is accessible only via a very steep dirt trail. However, those who make it here can enjoy a peaceful day on a remote beach without any crowds.
Waikoko Beach, Kauai Waikoko Beach is located at the western end of Hanalei Bay on Kauai's north shore. It is never crowded and a good beach for picnicking.
Wailua Beach, Kauai Wailua Beach on Kauai is a wind-swept, white-sand beach lying at the mouth of the Wailua River on the island's Coconut Coast.
Wainiha Beach Park, Kauai Wainiha Beach Park is one of the very few Kauai beaches that is off limits to swimming at all times of the year.
Waipouli Beach, Kauai Waipouli Beach is located near the Coconut Marketplace in Kapa'a on Kauai's east shore. Further north is Waipouli Beach Park, which has a boat ramp and a natural breakwater offshore.
Wailua River, Kauai The Wailua River on Kauai is the only navigable river in the entire state of Hawaii and it is fed by two main waterfalls.
Fern Grotto, Kauai Fern Grotto on Kauai is an overgrown, fern-fringed lava cave, located on the Wailua River on the eastern side of the island.
Na Pali Coast State Park, Kauai The Na Pali Coast State Park on Kauai is inaccessible to automobiles, but exploring can be done by hiking, kayaking, boating and even by helicopter.
Waimea Canyon State Park, Kauai Waimea Canyon on Kauai is one of the island's most outstanding natural features, it is ten miles long and over a half-mile deep, making it the largest canyon in the Pacific.
Kokee State Park, Kauai The Kokee State Park on Kauai is located inward from the Na Pali Coast and the park's main attractions are the native plants, birds and beautiful scenic views.
Spouting Horn Park, Kauai Spouting Horn on Kauai is a natural blowhole that can shoot water up to 50 feet into the air when waves crash into it.
Mount Wai'ale'ale, Kauai Mount Wai'ale'ale on Kauai is one of the wettest locations on Earth, receiving about 450 inches (11,430 mm) of rain each year. The summit itself is rather barren, despite all the water it receives.
Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai The Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai served for many years to keep ships traveling to and from Asia safe from running aground and provide direction.
Kalalau Trail, Kauai The Kalalau Trail is the most popular hike on Kauai. The 11-mile trail leads along the majestic Na Pali Coast, which is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
Waimea Canyon Drive, Kauai Waimea Canyon Drive is a scenic road on Kauai, leading to the popular Waimea Canyon lookout. The road has some curves and hills and is a bit narrow in some areas, but it is relatively easy to drive.
Kuhio Highway, Kauai The stretch of Kuhio Highway from Hanalei to its dead end at Ke'e Beach along Kauai's north shore is a scenic drive. It is the main and only road leading to the sleepy little community of Ha'ena.
Tree Tunnel Road, Kauai The main access road to the Koloa/Poipu region on Kauai's south shore is Maluhia Road, but most people call it Tree Tunnel road because the trees alongside this road form a tunnel.
Opaekaa Falls, Kauai Opaekaa Falls on Kauai is one of the island's best-known and main waterfalls, most people view it from a lookout off of Kuamoo Road, as it is a difficult and tricky hike around its top and pool.
Wailua Falls, Kauai Wailua Falls in southeastern Kauai is an 80-foot waterfall and if the falls look familiar, it is because it was part of the opening scenes of the popular TV series Fantasy Island.
Hanakapi'ai Falls, Kauai Hanakapi'ai Falls is a waterfall on Kauai's Na Pali Coast. To see it requires some effort because it's an 8-mile (13 km) hike roundtrip. To get to it, you'll first have to hike to Hanakapi'ai Beach on the popular Kalalau Trail.
Princeville, Kauai Princeville is a master-planned luxury resort community overlooking Hanalei Bay on Kauai's north shore. There are many accommodation options in Princeville, from vacation condos and villas to large resorts.
Kauai towns | To-Hawaii.com All Kauai towns and villages listed here such as Lihue, Hanalei, Kapaa, Hanapepe, Princeville, Waimea, Poipu and more.
Anahola, Kauai Anahola is a small village located on the east shore of Kauai, approximately 14 miles from Lihue.
Ele'ele, Kauai Ele'ele is located on Kauai's south shore. There used to be many sugarcane fields in this area in the past, but today, it is coffee that is produced here. In fact, Ele'ele is home to the largest coffee producer in the state of Hawaii.
Ha'ena, Kauai Backed by green mountains and cascading waterfalls, Ha'ena is located near the beginning of the 11-mile hike along Kauai's remote and scenic Na Pali Cost.
Hanalei, Kauai Hanalei is a small town on the north shore of Kauai. There are two main shopping centers in the middle of town - Hanalei Center and Ching Young Village - where you can find several shopping, dining and entertainment venues.
Hanapepe, Kauai Hanapepe, meaning 'crushed bay' in the Hawaiian language, is located about 18 miles west of Lihue. Hanapepe bills itself as Kauai's Biggest Little Town (look for the welcome sign with this slogan on it as you enter the town).
Kalaheo, Kauai One of Kalaheo's main attractions is the Kukuiolono Park & Golf Course, which is a good place to learn to play golf at an affordable daily rate.
Kapa'a, Kauai With a population of around 9,500, Kapa'a is the largest town on Kauai. It offers a variety of shops, restaurants and accommodations, which make Kapa'a the preferred choice for Kauai vacationers who want to enjoy dining out and shopping.
Kaumakani, Kauai Kaumakani is located 20 miles from Lihue and it is between Hanapepe and Waimea on the west shore of Kauai.
Kekaha, Kauai Kekaha is the last town along Highway 50 on west Kauai. It is approximately 27 miles from Lihue.
Kilauea, Kauai A major attraction of Kilauea is the Kilauea Lighthouse, built in 1913 by the U.S. government on a narrow peninsula that forms the northernmost point of Kauai.
Koloa, Kauai Koloa, also known as Old Koloa Town, is a fast growing tourist destination located 12 miles (19.3 km) from Lihue and 3 (4.8 km) miles from Poipu.
Lawai, Kauai Lawai is a small town about 12 miles west of Lihue. There is a restaurant, Lawai Restaurant, which is located near the post office, a church and few of shops at the Menehune Food Mart and Lawai General Store.
Lihue, Kauai Lihue is Kauai's capital. Places of interest are the Nawiliwili Harbor (where cruise ships dock), Menehune Fishpond, Kalapaki Beach and the Kauai Museum.
Poipu, Kauai Poipu is the most popular tourist area on Kauai, located 13 miles south of Lihue. It is a resort community featuring numerous fine accommodation options facing the ocean.
Wailua, Kauai Wailua, located on Kauai's east shore, is a major tourist destination on the island. The main attractions here are Wailua River and Fern Grotto, accessible via boat or kayak.
Waimea, Kauai Waimea is located on Kauai's southwest shore. Even though this side of the island is not as lush as the rest of Kauai, Waimea has other attractions that are worth visiting. There are old buildings, churches, sugar mill ruins, as well as the Captain Cook landing site.
Wainiha, Kauai Wainiha is a small community located on the north shore of Kauai, between Hanalei and Haena on Kuhio Highway 560.
Menehune (Alekoko) Fishpond, Kauai The Menehune (Alekoko) Fishpond on Kauai is said to have been built in just one night by the menehune, the mythical little people. It dates back around 1,000 years.
Hikinaakala Heiau, Kauai Hikinaakala means the rising of the sun in the Hawaiian language. In ancient Hawaii, the dawn was celebrated at this heiau with chants and prayers.
Hauola City of Refuge, Kauai Hauola City of Refuge was a pu'uhonua (place of refuge) in ancient Hawaii. It was a sanctuary for kapu (taboo) breakers who could come here to escape prosecution.
Maniniholo Dry Cave, Kauai The Maniniholo Dry Cave is easily accessible as it is located right on the main highway across from Ha'ena Beach Park on Kauai's north shore. It is at the bottom of a steep cliff and is about 300 yards deep.
Kauai Coffee Company, Kauai The Kauai Coffee Company, located in Ele'ele on Kauai's south shore, is a great place to visit if you like coffee. This is the largest coffee grower in Hawaii, as well as in the entire United States.
Princeville Shopping Center, Kauai Located on Kauai's north shore, the Princeville Shopping Center has nearly forty stores, including a grocery store (Foodland), eateries, a bank, post office and gas station.
Kauai shopping | To-Hawaii.com All top Kauai shopping centers and malls are here such as Anchor Cove Shopping Center, Hanalei Center, Poipu Shopping Village, Princeville, Ching Young.
Anchor Cove Shopping Center, Kauai Anchor Cove Center is a small mall located near the Nawailiwili Harbor and Lihue Airport and it is a few minutes walk from Kalapaki Beach.
Coconut Marketplace, Kauai The Coconut Marketplace on Kauai has over 60 stores, where you are sure to find what you are looking for in this open-air market.
Eleele Shopping Center, Kauai Located at the entrance of Port Allen Harbor in West Kauai, the Eleele Shopping Center has a variety of shops and eateries.
Hanalei Center, Kauai The Hanalei Center on Kauai's north shore is not like the usual modern malls or shopping centers. It is spread across a few historical buildings (including the Old Hanalei School) that have been refurbished and turned into boutiques and restaurants.
Harbor Mall, Kauai The Harbor Mall is centrally located in Lihue near Nawiliwili Harbor and on the route to Lihue Airport.
Kukui Grove Center, Kauai Kukui Grove is one of the largest shopping centers on Kauai. There is a big selection of stores, boutiques, entertainment and dining options.
Poipu Shopping Village, Kauai The Poipu Shopping Village on Kauai has an array of shops, art galleries, gift shops and clothing and swimwear boutiques.
Kauai Botanical Gardens | To-Hawaii.com Kauai is home of several botanical gardens - Allerton Garden, Limahuli Garden, McBryde Tropical Botanical Garden, Moir Gardens and Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens.
Allerton Garden, Kauai Allerton Garden on Kauai lies between the Pacific Ocean and the McBryde Garden in the Lawai Valley, which was once a retreat of Hawaii's Queen Emma.
Limahuli Garden, Kauai The Limahuli Garden on Kauai extends for over 1,000 acres of tropical rainforest and covers three distinct ecological zones.
McBryde Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai Situated in the lush Lawa'i Valley, the McBryde Tropical Botanical Garden contains the world's largest ex situ collection of native Hawaiian plants. Many threatened, rare and endangered tropical plants from around the globe can be viewed here.
Moir Gardens, Kauai The Moir Gardens, also known as Pa'u a Laka, located on the grounds of the Kiahuna Plantation on Kauai, features cactus, succulents, bromeliads, orchids and drought tolerant trees.
Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Kauai Whereas many botanical gardens educate but often bore, the Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Garden on Kauai's north shore breaks the mold by offering an Eden-like world of cascading waterfalls, colorful blooms, fish-filled ponds, gazebos, fountains and lagoons.
Kauai Museums | To-Hawaii.com Here is an overview of Kauai museums, including the Kokee Natural History Museum, the Kauai Historical Society and the Waioli Mission House.
Grove Farm Homestead Museum, Kauai The Grove Farm Homestead Museum on Kauai is a 100-acre sugar plantation that has the oldest surviving set of plantation buildings, furnishings and orchards in Hawaii.
Kauai Historical Society, Lihue The Kauai Historical Society (KHS) operates out of the Kauai County Building in Lihue, which is the oldest government facility still operating in Hawaii.
Kokee Natural History Museum, Kauai The Kokee Natural History Museum on Kauai is a good place to visit if you are interested in learning more about Kauai's geology, ecology and climatology.
Waimea Sugar Mill Camp Museum, Kauai At the Waimea Sugar Mill Camp Museum on Kauai you can learn about Hawaii's sugar plantation history and the communities that lived and worked here.
Wai'oli Mission House, Kauai Located in the heart of Hanalei, this mission house dates back to 1837 and provides people today a chance to see how the early Christian missionaries lived.
Kauai golf courses | To-Hawaii.com Kauai is home of several world-class golf courses such as Po'ipu Bay Golf Course, Princeville Golf Courses, Kiahuna Golf Club and more.
Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, Kauai Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, located on Kauai's south shore, features 18 Jack Niklaus signature holes. The course's fairways offer beautiful island vistas at every turn.
Kiahuna Golf Club, Kauai Offering challenging resort golf within an intriguing area of ancient Polynesian archaeology, the Kiahuna Golf Club on Kauai includes many ancient remains of an authentic Hawaiian village.
Poipu Bay Golf Course, Kauai Poipu Bay Golf Course, which encompasses 210 oceanfront acres, has been the home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 to 2006.
Princeville at Hanalei - Makai Course, Kauai Princeville at Hanalei's Makai Course on Kauai features Seashore Paspalum turf grass on all tees, fairways and greens for improved playing surfaces. The signature 7th hole features a challenging tee shot over scenic cliffs and onto a green that is surrounded by gleaming white bunkers and surreal ocean and mountain views.
Princeville at Hanalei - Prince Course, Kauai Princeville at Hanalei's Prince Course is one of the top golf courses in the U.S., as well as Robert Trent Jones Jr.'s masterpiece. The course was named the #1 golf course in Hawaii by Golf Digest.
Puakea Golf Course, Kauai Located at the base of Mount Haupu, Puakea Golf Course plays through deep ravines and mountain-fed streams and features magnificent views of the ocean and Kauai's natural beauty.
Big Island travel guide | To-Hawaii.com Plan your Big Island vacation on this Hawaii travel guide. Read about Big Island attractions with photos, beaches, things to do, hotels, dining options, cities, shopping and more.
Big Island of Hawaii Weather | To-Hawaii.com No other island in the state of Hawaii experiences such a variety in weather and climate zones as the Big Island. In fact, according to the widely used Köppen Climate Classification System, the Big Island has 10 of the 15 climate zones in the world.
Big Island of Hawaii Districts | To-Hawaii.com Maybe after you have browsed through a Hawaii website, guidebook or newspaper you have come across Big Island district names, such as Hamakua Coast, Puna Coast, North Kohala, Kona Coast, etc., but wondered where these regions are actually located.
Mauna Kea Observatories and Summit, Big Island Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii is the tallest peak in the Pacific and by some accounts, the tallest in the world when measured from its base, which is 18,000 feet (5486 m) below the sea. It is the best location in the world for stargazing.
Captain Cook Monument, Big Island The Captain Cook Monument is a major landmark on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Rising up against the sky, the tall white spire strikes a beautiful contrast against its natural surroundings - the rugged ground, the high cliffs and the lush surrounding vegetation.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii offers a fascinating display of volcanic activity and Hawaiian wildlife. It encompasses 377 square miles and is the number one visitor attraction in the entire state of Hawaii, welcoming about 2.5 million visitors per year.
Waipio Valley, Big Island Waipio Valley on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast is the last and largest of the seven valleys east of the Kohala Mountains. Giant cliffs rising over 2,000 feet surround the lush valley and give it an air of serenity, seclusion and mystery.
Pololu Valley, Big Island Pololu Valley is one of the most remote spots on the Big Island of Hawaii, marking the dead end of Highway 270. Some visitors just come to the Pololu Valley Lookout, a scenic spot overlooking the lush valley and the surrounding sea cliffs.
Lava Tree State Park, Big Island The Lava Tree State Park is located near Pahoa in the Big Island's Puna District. On the Big Island, lava trees can be seen in places where in the past, fast-flowing pahoehoe lava streams hit wet ohi'a trees.
Kaimu Beach Eco-Path, Big Island The Kaimu Beach Eco-Path is a scenic hike that leads through a lava field that was created by the 1900 eruption of Kilauea volcano, which destroyed the ancient Hawaiian village of Kalapana, Kaimu and the Royal Gardens subdivision.
Thurston Lava Tube, Big Island The Thurston Lava Tube, also called Nahuku, is one of the magnificent sights located within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Created over hundreds of years by volcanic activity, lava tubes are not uncommon in Hawaii.
Big Island Candies, Hawaii Big Island Candies is the oldest, biggest and probably best-known sweets shop on the island, located in Hilo. The most popular items are their chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies and chocolate-covered macadamia nuts.
Hilo Clock, Big Island The Hilo clock was hit by the 1960 tsunami and since then stands with its hands frozen in time - 1:04 a.m. Townspeople refurbished it, but decided against restoring it to working order in honor of those who perished in the tidal waves.
King Kamehameha Statue, Hilo The King Kamehameha Statue stands proudly near downtown Hilo in the Wailoa River State Park. It is one of four statues of King Kamehameha I.
Manuka State Wayside Park, Big Island The Manuka State Wayside Park has a beautiful 8-acre arboretum, which contains 130 introduced exotic plants and flowers, as well as 48 species of native Hawaiian plants and trees.
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company, Big Island Located in Hilo, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company is a good place to visit if you like macadamia nuts and would like to learn more about the process of harvesting and processing them.
Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo, Big Island Located in Hilo, the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo is unique in that the animals live in a natural setting as they would in nature and are much less fenced in. The zoo prides itself as being the only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United States.
South Point - Ka Lae, Big Island South Point, known as Ka Lae in the Hawaiian language, is the southernmost tip of the Big Island of Hawaii, as well as the United States. Even though desolate, the landscape is beautiful in its own way. Drive south on South Point Road and you'll enjoy views of grassy plains speckled with lava rocks and once the road dead ends the deep blue ocean.
Volcano Art Center Gallery, Big Island The Volcano Art Center Gallery on the Big Island features works from over 300 local artists, offering a glimpse of Hawaiian culture and its rich natural heritage.
Volcano Winery, Big Island At the Volcano Winery on the Big Island, visitors are treated to free wine tastings and can purchase unique Hawaiian fruit blended wines with exotic names, such as Volcano Red and Volcano Blush, as well as macadamia nut honey wine.
Kealakekua Bay, Big Island Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii's Kona Coast is a popular scuba diving and snorkeling location in Hawaii.
Kahaluu Beach Park, Big Island Kahaluu Beach Park on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the best snorkeling spots, many tourist maps refer to it as Snorkel Beach.
Kapaa Beach Park, Big Island Kapaa Beach Park, a rocky beach on the Big Island's northwestern shore, fatures many ancient habitation ruins, such as yard walls, platforms and enclosures.
Puako Bay, Big Island Puako Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii's northwestern coast has a rocky shoreline with many tide pools, inlets and coves, which offer good snorkeling conditions when the ocean is calm. A long, but narrow white-sand beach spans almost the entire length of the bay.
Kiholo Bay, Big Island Kiholo Bay on the Big Island's Kohala Coast has a little of everything - beautiful sights, fascinating wildlife, ancient ponds and a usually calm lagoon.
Honaunau Bay, Big Island Honaunau Bay is your quintessential Hawaiian beach: deep turquoise waters, fine white sand, and a stately backdrop of native greenery.
Keauhou Bay, Big Island Keauhou Bay on the Big Island's Kona Coast has a boat ramp and a small boat harbor. The bay is not suitable for swimming since the ocean bottom is rocky. There is also a small park with a grassy area, picnic tables and a volleyball court.
Anaehoomalu Beach, Big Island Anaehoomalu Bay, located on the Big Island of Hawaii's west shore near the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, is one of the prettiest beaches in this area, featuring a long white-sand beach and fish ponds.
Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Big Island Punaluu Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is easily accessible and boasts a shore of shiny, jet black sand, mostly made up of ground basalt. The area is a well-known nesting place for hawksbill and green sea turtles.
Papakolea Green Sand Beach, Big Island Papakolea Green Sand Beach on the Big Island is located at the base of the Puu O Mahana, an old littoral cone in a wild, undeveloped terrain near the island's southernmost tip. The beach is known for its unique olive green sand.
Ahalanui Beach Park, Big Island Ahalanui Pond on the Big Island offers a bathing experience that is unique in the Hawaiian Islands. Here you can have a bath in a spring-fed pool, which is volcanically heated to a comfortable 90°F (32°C).
Holoholokai Beach Park, Big Island Holoholokai Beach Park on the Big Island of Hawaii offers views of black lava rocks mixed with white coral rubble. It is located near the Puako Petroglyph Trail.
Honokohau Beach, Big Island Honokohau Beach, located on the Big Island's west shore, is a long salt-and-pepper sand beach, with fragments of ground-up seashells, coral and lava rock.
Pelekane Beach, Big Island Pelekane Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii's South Kohala Coast isn't your typical beach park. In fact, swimming, picnicking, camping and even sunbathing isn't allowed on this beach because many ancient sacred sites are located here.
Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park, Big Island Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park on the Big Island's west coast comprises three of the best beaches in the area, Mahai'ula Beach, Makalawena Beach and Kua Bay, also known as Manini'owali.
Aiopio Beach, Big Island Aiopio Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is part of the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, a rich archaeological site just north of Honokohau Harbor.
Alula Beach, Big Island Alula Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii, located at the entrance to Honokohau Harbor, is a secluded cove with a small white-sand beach dotted with pieces of black lava rock.
Carlsmith Beach Park, Big Island Carlsmith Beach Park is one of the nicer beaches in the Hilo area. This side of the Big Island is mainly made up of lava rocks, but Carlsmith Beach Park has a sandy ocean bottom.
Crystal Cove, Big Island Crystal Cove is often times referred to as the Big Island's giant aquarium, there are some steep cliffs here and the shoreline is rocky.
Hakalau Bay, Big Island Hakalau Bay on the Big Island is mainly a place to go to take pictures rather than go swimming or snorkeling.
Honoka'ope Beach, Big Island Located at the south end of the Mauna Lani Resort area, Honoka'ope Beach is a small salt-and-pepper beach that's only sparsely visited. When the ocean is calm, snorkeling is possible here.
Honomalino Bay, Big Island This secluded gray-sand beach on the Big Island's southwestern shore is a real gem. Fringed by coconut palms, Honomalino Bay offers good swimming conditions when the ocean is calm.
Kamakahonu Beach, Big Island Kamakahonu Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the safest swimming beaches in Kona, located near the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel.
Keaukaha Beach Park, Big Island Keaukaha Beach Park is one of the Hilo area beaches. There's actually no beach here, but only a lava rock shoreline. Several freshwater springs bubble up from the ocean bottom, which makes the water temperature in some areas a bit chilly.
Keei Beach, Big Island Keei Beach is one of the best-kept secrets on the Big Island's Kona Coast, visited mostly by local fishermen, surfers and the occasional sightseer.
Kehena Beach, Big Island Kehena Beach on the Big Island is a long, but narrow black-sand beach, which local residents also call Dolphin Beach because of the frequent appearances of spinner dolphins in this area.
Keokea Beach Park, Big Island Keokea Beach is a boulder beach surrounded by sea cliffs, located on the Big Island's rocky North Kohala shoreline.
Kikaua Beach, Big Island Kikaua Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is a small cove that is surrounded by lava rocks which protect the nearshore waters from waves and currents.
Kolekole Beach Park, Big Island Kolekole Beach Park on the Big Island of Hawaii is a popular beach park among residents in the Hilo area, mainly because of its beautiful scenery, spacious grassy areas and because of its facilities.
Kukio Beach, Big Island Kukio Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii's Kohala Coast is a pretty white-sand beach, which can most conveniently be accessed at the Hualalai Four Seasons Resort.
Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, Big Island Laupahoehoe Point on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast is a peninsula covered with coconut palms, grass and black lava rocks on the shoreline. Laupahoehoe is known for its scenic views, but it also holds a tragic past.
Leleiwi Beach Park, Big Island Leleiwi Beach Park on the Big Island, located next to the Richardson's Ocean Center at the eastern end of Hilo, has a small black-sand beach and the rocky shoreline is made up of a few natural ponds, inlets and small rock islets.
Mahaiula Beach, Big Island Mahaiula Beach is part of the Kekaha Kai State Park on the Big Island's west coast. It is located about 2 miles north of the Kona airport and is accessible via a rugged dirt road.
Mahukona Beach, Big Island Mahukona Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is unusual in more ways than one. For one, it is not a real beach, but an abandoned commercial harbor run by the Kohala Sugar Company.
Makaiwa Bay, Big Island Makaiwa Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii is a beautiful sandy cove located south of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Mauna Lani Terrace condos. The swimming and snorkeling conditions are good when the ocean is calm.
Makalawena Beach, Big Island Makalawena Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii has a mix of white coral chunks and black lava, strewn with larger lava rocks that create an unusual, dramatic landscape.
Manini Beach, Big Island Manini Beach on the Big Island has a rocky shoreline consisting of white coral rubble and black lava rocks and is located on the island's west shore just south of popular Kealakekua Bay.
Mauumae Beach, Big Island Mauumae Beach in the Big Island of Hawaii's South Kohala district is tucked away behind shady trees and features protected waters.
Napoopoo Beach Park, Big Island Napoopoo Beach Park on the Big Island of Hawaii is where Captain James Cook arrived on January 17, 1779. The beach park is located at the southern end of Kealakekua Bay.
Old Kona Airport State Park, Big Island Old Kona Airport State Park on the Big Island was once an airport, but it closed in 1970 and today the runway serves as a parking lot and the old terminal as a pavilion.
Onomea Bay, Big Island Onomea Bay is one of the most scenic areas on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is located right on this bay and features waterfalls, streams and a boardwalk along the ocean.
Pahoehoe Beach Park, Big Island Pahoehoe Beach Park on the Big Island is mainly frequented by fishermen and picnickers as it doesn't provide easy access to the ocean. The beach is rocky and there is a low seawall at the water's edge, which acts as a barrier against high waves.
Pauoa Bay, Big Island Pauoa Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii is home to one of the healthiest coral reefs in the state, thanks mostly to conservation efforts by the University of Hawaii.
Pebble Beach, Big Island Pebble Beach on the Big Island gets its name from the black lava pebbles that line its coast, creating a unique and attractive landscape.
Pine Trees Beach, Big Island Pine Trees Beach on the Big Island is one of the best barbecue sites on the on the Kona Coast and a popular place among local surfers. It was hastily named by a clueless visitor who thought the nearby mangroves were pine trees.
Pololu Valley Beach, Big Island Pololu Valley Beach is one of the most photographed spots on the Big Island. Some visitors just come to the Pololu Valley Lookout. The valley itself is a steep 400 feet down, accessible on foot, but quite a challenge for inexperienced hikers.
Reeds Bay Beach Park, Big Island Located on Banyan Drive, Reeds Bay Beach Park offers a calm and shallow swimming area. However, most people prefer another area called Ice Pond, which is located at the head of Reeds Bay.
Richardson Beach Park, Big Island Also known as Richardson Ocean Center, this beach park has calm waters, excellent snorkeling conditions, lots of shade and several tide pools where children can play away from the surf.
Road to the Sea Black Sand Beach, Big Island It is commonly called the Road to the Sea Black Sand Beach, but there are actually two beaches at the end of the road. Neither has an official name, but both are known for their black and green sands.
Spencer Beach Park, Big Island Spencer Beach Park on the Big Island of Hawaii offers excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions, ample shade under large native trees and a calm, friendly atmosphere.
Waialea Bay (Beach 69), Big Island Waialea Bay Beach (Beach 69) is one of the few beautiful white-sand beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii. The summer months are mostly calm and perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
Waiolena Beach Park, Big Island Waiolena Beach Park has no sandy beach, only a lava rock shoreline, so swimming isn't really possible. This beach park is mainly frequented by picnickers.
Waipio Beach, Big Island Access to Waipio Beach on the Big Island is somewhat difficult, as the road to the valley is narrow and very steep. It hugs the cliff and even though it is paved, one needs a four-wheel drive vehicle to drive here.
Waiulua Bay, Big Island Waiulua Bay is located in a resort area on the Big Island of Hawaii's Kohala Coast. The bay has a rocky ocean bottom.
Wawaloli Beach Park, Big Island The main attraction at Wawaloli Beach Park on the Big Island is the sand-filled tide pools, which are protected from high surf by rock walls. These shallow basins are nice play areas for children and offer a cool retreat for adults.
Puako Petroglyphs, Big Island Located on the Big Island's Kohala Coast near Holoholokai Beach Park and the Mauna Lani Resort, the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve features more than 3,000 ancient Hawaiian rock carvings.
Ahu'ena Heiau, Big Island Ahuena Heiau on the Big Island was built by King Kamehameha I between 1812 and 1813 to honor Lono, the god of fertility. It served as the king's personal refuge and was his home for the last years of his life.
Hikiau Heiau, Big Island Located at Napo'opo'o Beach (Kealakekua Bay), the Hikiau Heiau is an ancient Hawaiian temple site that was built by King Kalani'opu'u. It is a luakini (human sacrifice) heiau.
Kuemanu Heiau, Big Island Ku'emanu Heiau on the Big Island of Hawaii is believed to have been devoted to surfing. It was used to pray for good surfing conditions and to observe surfers offshore.
Mookini Luakini Heiau, Big Island Mookini Luakini Heiau in North Kohala is one of the oldest and most significant in all of Hawaii. A dramatic (and somewhat gruesome) history surrounds the heiau, which was built around AD 480.
Naha Stone, Big Island Located in front of the Hilo Public Library are two stones, one of them larger than the other. This larger one is called the Nana Stone. In ancient Hawaii, it was used to find out who belongs to the ruling Naha clan.
Pu'ukohola Heiau, Big Island The Pu'ukohola Heiau on the Big Island of Hawaii is where King Kamehameha the Great brought down his last opponent, Keoua, and united the Hawaiian Islands under his reign.
Coconut Island (Mokuola), Big Island Coconut Island is located in Hilo Bay on Hawaii's Big Island and can be accessed from Liliuokalani Gardens via a pedestrian footbridge. Its Hawaiian name is Mokuola.
Hapaialii and Keeku Heiau, Big Island Located in Keauhou near Kahalu'u Beach Park and the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, the Hapaiali'i and Ke'eku Heiaus have been reconstructed by Kamehameha Schools in 2007.
Twin Rocks at Onomea Bay, Big Island The twin rocks are located in the offshore waters at Onomea Bay, about 6 miles (10 km) north of Hilo. They can be seen from a lookout point along Old Mamalahoa Highway or from a viewing area inside Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.
Puako, Big Island Pukao is a small oceanfront community on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. Pukao's main attraction is its large collection of intricate petroglyphs carved into volcanic rocks.
Kailua-Kona, Big Island Kailua-Kona, located along the shoreline of Kailua Bay on the west shore of the Big Island of Hawaii, enjoys a combination of sunny and dry weather all year round. This is where King Kamehameha the Great spent the last years of his life.
Waimea (Kamuela), Big Island Waimea is also known as Kamuela, and it is used to distinguish this Big Island town from Kauai and Oahu towns that are also named Waimea. It is located in the interior of the Big Island in the Kohala District at an elevation of 2,670 feet.
Honoka'a, Big Island Honoka'a is the largest town on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast (and once was the third largest in all of Hawaii, after Honolulu and Hilo) with a rich history due to the dozens of sugar plantations and cattle industry it had more than a hundred years ago.
Hilo, Big Island Hilo is located on the eastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is the wettest city in the United States with an average rainfall of 128 inches annually.
Pahoa, Big Island Pahoa is located in the Big Island's Puna District. The pride of Pahoa is its raised wooden sidewalk, the false-front stores and the numerous old buildings, which give it a
Kalapana, Big Island Kalapana, located in the Big Island's Puna District, was once a thriving fishing village and considered one of the most beautiful Hawaiian villages. Today, Kalapana is one dark ocean of solidified lava.
Captain Cook, Big Island The small town of Captain Cook is located in the land division of Kealakekua on the Big Island's west shore. It is named after Captain Cook, the circumnavigator who landed here in January 1779 and was killed a month later.
Hakalau, Big Island Hakalau, located on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast, is a small village which was once home to a large sugar plantation up until the early 1960s.
Hawi, Big Island Hawi, together with the closest town of Kapa'au, covers a great portion of the population in the Big Island's North Kohala District. It is the largest town in this area and has several art galleries, shops, a few restaurants and a hotel.
Holualoa, Big Island Holualoa is a small coffee-farming village situated 1,400 feet above Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The town is primarily a single road called Mamalahoa Highway and along it are several galleries and coffee shops.
Honaunau, Big Island Honaunau is a small community in South Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The area is known for its national historic park, which was once a sanctuary for ancient lawbreakers.
Honomu, Big Island Honomu on the Big Island of Hawaii used to be a bustling sugar plantation town. Today, the main attraction in the area is the Akaka Falls State Park.
Kainaliu, Big Island Kainaliu is an old plantation town located 5 miles south of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Kapaau, Big Island Kapa'au is located on the northern tip of the Big Island near Keokea Beach Park.
Kapoho, Big Island Kapoho on the Big Island of Hawaii used to be an agricultural community with schools, churches and homes. The town was destroyed by a lava flow when Kilauea erupted in 1960.
Kawaihae, Big Island Kawaihae is a small port town along Big Island of Hawaii's Kohala Coast. The main attraction in this area is the Pu'ukohola Heiau, an ancient war temple built by King Kamehameha the Great.
Kea'au, Big Island Kea'au, formerly known as Ola'a, is located in the eastern part of the Big Island in the Puna District. The town is surrounded by an Ohia forest, and nearby are black-sand beaches and a plethora of botanical gardens.
Kealakekua, Big Island The historic town of Kealakekua on the Big Island of Hawaii is most famous as being the landing spot of Captain Cook, who sailed into Kealakekua Bay in January 1779 and was killed here a month later.
Kurtistown, Big Island Located at an elevation of 620 feet, Kurtistown it is one of the most agriculturally productive communities on the Big Island of Hawaii. There are many banana plantations and flower gardens here.
Laupahoehoe, Big Island Laupahoehoe is a small village on Big Island's Hamakua Coast offering breathtaking ocean vistas - breaking waves, craggy lava rocks and lush vegetation.
Mountain View, Big Island True to its name, this town provides ample mountain views. In fact, one of the world's tallest mountains and volcanoes - Mauna Kea - looms next door. Mountain View is also home to many nurseries specializing in anthuriums.
Na'alehu, Big Island Located along Highway 11 near the Kau Forest Reserve, the quaint little town of Naalehu makes up the southernmost tip of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Ocean View, Big Island Ocean View is located in the Big Island's Ka'u district near South Point. It is an area of mainly dried lava fields and beautiful views.
O'okala, Big Island O'okala is a small community of fewer than 200 people on the Big Island's lush Hamakua Coast, about 4 miles north of Laupahoehoe.
Pa'auhau, Big Island Paauhau, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, has an intereesting history. The town's plantation featured a unique mode of transporting sugarcane from the fields down a cliff 300 feet above the ocean.
Pa'auilo, Big Island Pa'auilo on the Big Island of Hawaii used to be a booming sugar town in the past. But when sugar production ceased in this area, the town's character changed.
Pahala, Big Island Pahala is located in the Big Island's Ka'u District. It is a former sugar town. Nowadays, a few coffee plantations are located here, growing Ka'u coffee.
Papa'aloa, Big Island The old village of Papa'aloa is located along the lush Hamakua Coast on the Big Island's east shore.
Papaikou, Big Island A natural paradise located on the Hamakua Coast, Papaikou's main attraction is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.
Pepe'ekeo, Big Island The main attraction near Pepe'ekeo on Hawaii's Big Island is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, featuring more than 2,000 species of flowers and palms in a natural tropical rainforest.
Volcano Village, Big Island Volcano Village is located at the entrance to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Park is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the entire state of Hawaii, so a visit the charming litte town of Volcano is on the to-do list of many Big Island visitors.
Waikoloa Village, Big Island Located about 6 miles inland from the Waikoloa resort area is the small community of Waikoloa Village. Many new condo complexes have been built here in the recent past and the town is steadily growing.
Greenwall Farms, Big Island Greenwell Farms is located in the heart of the Big Island's Kona coffee growing region. Visitors can take part in daily farm tours to learn more about Kona coffee and how it is grown, harvested and processed.
Hilo Coffee Mill, Big Island The Hilo Coffee Mill is located in Mountain View on the Big Island. They grow their coffees on their 24-acre farm. There is a viewing area where you can watch them roast and package their coffees. Tours and coffee samples are being offered as well.
Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Big Island The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is one of the cultural gems of Hawaii's Big Island. It is officially known as the D. Uchida Coffee Farm, named after the farm's owner and developer.
Kona Joe Coffee, Big Island Kona Joe coffee is grown, as they say, like wine on trellis using the same techniques that are used on vineyards. Farm tours are offered daily on request.
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, Big Island Founded in 1998, Mountain Thunder is a family-owned and -operated coffee farm located in the Kaloko Cloud Forest in Kailua-Kona. Visitors can take part in either a free farm tour or VIP tour.
Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, Big Island The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy on the Big Island of Hawaii is, simply put, a stargazer's dream. Located along the slopes of Mauna Kea, at 9,300 feet above sea level, the Center offers a popular stargazing program.
Hulihe'e Palace, Big Island The Hulihe'e Palace in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island offers a glimpse into the lives of the Hawaiian monarchs in the 19th century. It served as a summer home to Hawaii's royal families, including King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani.
East Hawaii Cultural Center, Big Island The East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo on the Big Island is a lively hub showcasing local talent and presenting Hawaiian culture at its finest. Many cultural festivals, performances, exhibits, shows and workshops take place here.
Imiloa Astronomy Center, Big Island The Imiloa Astronomy Center on the Big Island of Hawaii features a 3D planetarium as well as 100 hands-on exhibits to aid the explanation of the significance of astronomy in Hawaii's history.
Laupahoehoe Train Museum, Big Island The Laupahoehoe Train Museum on the Big Island of Hawaii was built by community residents in 1998 and celebrates the culture of the Hamakua Coast and its fascinating railroad history.
Lyman House Museum, Big Island The Lyman House Museum in Hilo on the Big Island is a collection of galleries showcasing Hawaiian culture, history and natural wonders in a historic mission house. The house was built in 1839 for missionaries David and Sarah Lyman.
Pacific Tsunami Museum, Big Island The Pacific Tsunami Museum on the Big Island of Hawaii is an informational site about the science and history of tsunamis, particularly the last Pacific-wide wave that hit the Big Island in 1946 and 1960.
Parker Ranch Visitor Center, Big Island Founded in 1847 as a genuine working cattle ranch, Parker Ranch continues to prosper to this day. The ranch is one of the largest of its kind across the entire United States, with more than 30,000 cattle over thousands of acres of land.
Rainbow Falls, Big Island Rainbow Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most popular waterfalls and is easily accessible. The source of the waterfall is Wailuku River, the longest in the Hawaiian archipelago at 26 miles long.
Akaka Falls State Park, Big Island Akaka Falls State Park is a popular visitor attraction, located about 11 miles (18 km) north of Hilo. The state park is home to Akaka Falls, a 422-foot (129 m) cascade.
Hi'ilawe Falls, Big Island Hi'ilawe Falls is the Big Island's tallest waterfall - a 1,450-foot cascade with a free fall of 1,200 feet. It is located inside Waipi'o Valley and can best be seen from the air.
Kapoloa Falls, Big Island Kapoloa Falls is a well-hidden secret of the Big Island, nestled deep in Pololu Valley on the North Kohala coast. With a cascade approaching 500 feet, Kapoloa is literally a wall of water resounding with the sheer power of nature.
Nanue Falls, Big Island Nanue Falls is actually a series of waterfalls on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast (about 18 miles north of Hilo). What most people see of the waterfall is the lower end of it. Further upstream are larger waterfalls, but getting there requires a hike along Nanue Stream.
Onomea Falls, Big Island Onomea Falls is a multi-tiered waterfall located within the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. The waterfall is nestled within thick vegetation of palm trees and ferns, and mosses are growing on the surrounding rocks and trees.
Peepee Falls and Boiling Pots, Big Island Pe'epe'e Falls is located about a mile upstream from the more popular Rainbow Falls in Hilo. Below the waterfall's stream is Boiling Pots, a series of small pools and cascades that can be quite turbulent if it has recently rained and there is lots of water coming down the stream.
Umauma Falls, Big Island Located about 16 miles (26 km) north of Hilo, Umauma Falls is a beautiful three-tiered waterfall with a cumulative height of about 300 feet (90 m).
Botanical World Adventures, Big Island Set on 100 acres of old sugarcane fields, Botanical World Adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii is a spectacular natural site that features a botanical garden, waterfalls and a maze.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Big Island The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, located just north of Hilo on the Big Island, is a veritable museum of living plants and a fascinating place to explore. It is no stretch to say that this is one of the lushest areas in all of Hawaii.
Liliuokalani Gardens, Big Island Named after Hawaii's last reining queen, Lili'uokalani Gardens is a 30-acre park containing expansive Japanese gardens that were built in the early 1900s. The park is located on Banyan Drive, southeast of downtown Hilo on the Waiakea Peninsula in Hilo Bay.
Nani Mau Gardens, Big Island Nani Maui Gardens on the Big Island of Hawaii encompasses over 50 acres of lush greenery, exotic flowers and native palms and has plenty of shade and rest stops for a day of leisurely strolling.
Pua Mau Place Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Big Island Established in 1974 by botanist Dr. Virgil Place, the Pua Mau Place Arboretum and Botanical Gardens occupy 45 acres on the slopes of the Kohala Mountains. The facility focuses on the preservation of native pua mau woody plants as well as many other important native species.
Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens, Big Island The Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens are located just south of downtown Kailua-Kona on the Big Island's west shore. The gardens were designed by landscape architect Scott Seymour in honor of his mother.
Chain of Craters Road, Big Island Chain of Craters Road located at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii leads from Crater Rim Drive down to the ocean. Along the way there are several scenic lookout points and the changing landscape is amazing.
Macadamia Road, Big Island Macadamia Road south of Hilo on the Big Island leads to the Mauna Loa macadamia nut farm and visitor center. It's a fun 3-mile drive through macadamia nut orchards.
Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Big Island Mauna Kea Beach Drive is a 1.5-mile stretch of road that leads from Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy (Hwy 19), near mile marker 68, down to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Mauna Lani Drive, Big Island Mauna Lani Drive is a 1.7-mile stretch of road that leads from Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy (Hwy 19), between mile marker 73 and 74, down to the Mauna Lani resort area on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Old Mamalahoa Highway, Big Island The Old Mamalahoa Highway on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast is a narrow and winding coastline road that begins about 5 miles (8 km) north of Hilo. The 4-mile (6.4 km) stretch until the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden are breathtaking.
Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19), Big Island Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) leads from Kailua-Kona 33 miles north along the coast and ends just south of Kawaihae. It is a scenic highway and the only one that provides access to numerous North Kona and Kohala beaches and attractions.
Red Road, Big Island The Red Road (also known as Kapoho-Kalapana Road 137) is a scenic coastline drive in the Puna district on the Big Island's southeastern shore. The road was called Red Road because of its unique red cinder pavement.
Waikoloa Beach Drive, Big Island Waikoloa Beach Drive is a 2-mile stretch of road that leads from Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy (Hwy 19), at mile marker 76, down to the Hilton Waikoloa Resort as well as several other hotels and resorts.
Kona Brewing Company, Big Island The Kona Brewing Company offers both outdoor and indoor seating. The outdoor area has a 2,000-square-foot lanai and is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and tiki torches.
CanoeHouse, Big Island Located in the luxury environs of the Mauna Lani Resort, the CanoeHouse offers the finest plantation-style cuisine.
Orchid Marketplace, Big Island Located by the Kona Pool at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, the Orchid Marketplace is a casual outdoor restaurant serving family-friendly dishes.
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Alii Gardens Marketplace, Big Island The Alii Garden Marketplace on the Big Island of Hawaii is a lovely place to stroll and shop and is surrounded by a beautiful garden setting with native Hawaiian flora and fauna.
Hilo Shopping Center, Big Island The Hilo Shopping Center on the Big Island has several air-conditioned shops and restaurants and features a quaint atmosphere. This shopping center is making a comeback in popularity as most of the stores are local and unique.
Keauhou Shopping Center, Big Island Keauhou Shopping Center on the Big Island features a nice blend of shops, restaurants, professional services and nice views of Keauhou Bay. The open-air mall is located just minutes south of Kailua-Kona in the Keauhou Resort.
Kings' Shops at Waikoloa, Big Island The Kings' Shops Shopping Center on the Big Island is located 20 minutes north of the Kona International Airport and has the biggest selection on the coast.
Kona Coast Shopping Center, Big Island The Kona Coast Shopping Center on the Big Island has a variety of department stores, specialty shops and restaurants and is conveniently located minutes from Kona Airport.
Lanihau Center, Big Island Lanihau Center on the Big Island is located in the heart of Kailua-Kona's retail district, just a block from Kailua Bay. It provides a range of conveniences, including a post office, banks, drug store, grocery store and a hair and nail salon.
Puainako Town Shopping Center, Big Island Puainako Town Shopping Center on the Big Island is located along Kanoelehua Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Hilo. The Center provides for the needs of the local residents and has banks, a pharmacy, a chiropractic clinic, restaurants and shops.
Big Island Country Club, Big Island Located 2,500 feet (762 m) above sea level, the Big Island Country Club features Bermuda fairways with stunning water features. Five sets of tee boxes ranging from 4,810 to 7,034 yards give players of all skill levels the right challenge.
Hapuna Golf Course, Big Island Hapuna Golf Course on the Big Island of Hawaii stretches from the shoreline all the way to an elevation of 700 feet above sea level, while offering beautiful views of lava fields, the Kohala Coast, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountains.
Makalei Golf Club, Big Island Nestled within the slopes of Hualalai Mountain overlooking Kailua-Kona, the Makalei Golf Club offers golfing over a terrain ranging from 2,100 to 2,800 feet.
Mauna Kea Golf Course, Big Island The Mauna Kea Golf Course offers panoramic views of the ocean and land, including views of Mauna Kea and rugged lava rocks. One of the most exciting features is the famous Third Hole, where the surging ocean meets the rocky shoreline.
Mauna Lani Resort - North Course, Big Island Built on a pahoehoe (smooth) lava bed and surrounded by kiawe (mesquite) trees, the North Course at the Mauna Lani Resort has received Golf Magazine's Gold Medal Award every year since 1988 and was host to the Senior Skins Golf Game for 11 years.
Mauna Lani Resort - South Course, Big Island Mauna Lani Resort's South Course has fairways that are composed of Bermuda grass and lined by pahoehoe (smooth) and a'a lava rock. Every year since 1988, Mauna Lani has received Golf Magazine's Gold Medal Award.
Volcano Golf & Country Club, Big Island Volcano Golf & Country Club on the Big Island of Hawaii offers peaceful surroundings and a relaxing atmosphere. Located on the slopes of Mauna Loa, the course is quite unique in the world in that it sits on the rim of the active Kilauea volcanic crater.
Waikoloa Beach Resort - Beach Course, Big Island Carved into the dried lava flows along Anaeho'omalu Bay, the Waikoloa Beach Resort's Beach Course features spectacular water features, many sand bunkers and the most exiting oceanfront par-five in Hawaii (7th hole).
Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' Course, Big Island Designed by former British Open champion Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, the Waikoloa Beach Resort's Kings' Course features six lakes, about 75 bunkers and a great links-style layout that reflects the rugged coast of Scotland.
Waikoloa Village Golf Club, Big Island Located at an elevation of 1,000 feet (305 m), the Waikoloa Village Golf Club on the Big Island of Hawaii features spectacular ocean views from every hole.
Big Island Camping and Campgrounds | To-Hawaii.com The Big Island's terrain is the most diverse of any Hawaiian island. From camping on a tropical beach to camping in an alpine environment and climate, it's all possible here. There are a variety of camping areas - state campsites, county campsites and national park campsites.
Lanai travel guide | To-Hawaii.com Plan a Lanai vacation on our Lanai travel guide. Here you will find information about attractions with photos, Lanai beaches, things to do, hotels, dining options, cities, shopping and more.
Lanai Weather | To-Hawaii.com Lanai island lies in the lee, or rain shadow, of the West Maui Mountains on neighboring Maui. Therefore, most of the rain clouds that these trade winds bring with them come down on Maui and don't reach Lanai. Lanai is an arid island.
Lanai attractions | To-Hawaii.com Lanai attractions and things to do including the majestic Garden of the Gods, the most popular hike on Lanai, the Munro Trail and more.
Garden of the Gods, Lanai The Garden of the Gods on Lanai, also known as Keahikawelo, is a vast rock garden featuring large boulders in a spectrum of red, orange, purple and earthen colors.
Kanepuu Preserve, Lanai Kanepuu Preserve on Lanai is a 590-acre garden of rare flowers and native birds, located near the center of the island.
Halulu Heiau, Lanai Halulu Heiau on Lanai is one of the most impressive archaeological sites on the island.
Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), Lanai Pu'u Pehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock, located on Lanai is a beautiful location, with red rocks and cliffs that contrast sharply against the deep blue ocean.
Kahekili's Leap, Lanai Kahekili's Leap is a rock ledge on Lanai's south shore. It was here where King Kamehameha's warriors proved their bravery by leaping 80 feet into the ocean below.
Kane'apua Rock, Lanai Located on Lanai's southwestern shore near the ancient village of Kaunolu, Kane'apua is a small lava rock ledge.
Lanai City, Lanai Lanai City is the main residential development on the island of Lanai, located in the center of the island.
Kaumalapau, Lanai Kaumalapau on Lanai is located on the west shore of the island. The harbor was built by James Dole, the founder of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company.
Kaunolu, Lanai Kaunolu is an ancient Hawaiian fishing village on Lanai that was abandoned in the 1880s. The main attraction here is the largest concentration of stone ruins on the island, including Halulu Heiau.
Keomuku, Lanai Keomuku is located on the east shore of Lanai. During ancient times, fishermen and farmers settled along the coastal portions of this area up to the valley of Maunalei.
Koele, Lanai Koele on Lanai with photos, map, reviews and location info.
Lopa, Lanai Lopa is an ancient seaside village on Lanai, located on the southeastern coast of the island, 7 miles off the end of Keomuku Highway, down a rough dirt road, which is navigable only with a four-wheel drive.
Blue Ginger Café, Lanai The Blue Ginger Café is a local favorite on Lanai and an inexpensive alternative to the island's upscale hotel restaurants.
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Coffee Works, Lanai Coffee Works is an espresso bar and ice cream shop, located in the heart of Lanai City.
Richard's Shopping Center, Lanai Richard's Shopping Center in Lanai City sells grocery, including meats and produce, cosmetics, paper products, clothing, kitchen utensils, Hawaiian jewelry and souvenirs.
The Local Gentry, Lanai The Local Gentry in Lanai City is a small women and men's clothing boutique featuring a variety of clothing items, such as swimsuits, sandals, shorts, Aloha shirts and many more.
The Challenge at Manele, Lanai Situated atop 200-foot sea cliffs on Hulopo'e Bay, the Challenge at Manele Lanai golf course features three holes which use the Pacific Ocean as a dramatic water hazard.
The Experience at Koele, Lanai The Experience at Koele Lanai golf course is unlike any other in the Hawaiian Islands. Located at an elevation of 2,000 feet above sea level, it is surrounded by a pine forest, home to wild turkey and deer.
Molokai travel guide | To-Hawaii.com Plan a Molokai vacation with our Molokai travel guide. Here you will find information about Molokai attractions with photos, videos and info about beaches, things to do, hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, shopping and more.
Molokai Weather | To-Hawaii.com Just like on the other main Hawaiian islands, the weather on Molokai's south shore is usually drier and sunnier than on the island's north shore.
Molokai Geography | To-Hawaii.com Molokai is the fifth largest of the six main Hawaiian islands encompassing 260 square miles. Molokai is made up of two shield volcanoes - East Molokai (also known as Wailau) and West Molokai (also known as Mauna Loa). Molokai's highest peak is Kamakou on East Molokai at 4,025 feet.
Molokai attractions | To-Hawaii.com Molokai attractions and things to do including the home of Saint Damien, the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Palaau State Park with the uniquely shaped phallic rock, coconut grove, also known as the Kapuaiwa Grove, Kamakou Preserve and Kaunakakai Harbor.