Olowalu Beach is a long, narrow beach with shallow offshore reef located on the road between Ma’alaea and Lahaina, right at the 14 mile road marker. It is a popular destination for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling.
The reef protects the beach from ocean waves, making the area popular among families with small kids. The nearshore water may have poor visibilitybut the farther out you swim, the clearer it gets. Fish and other marine creatures are also more abundant and varied as you swim further. Read more
Kahe Point Beach Park is a beautiful beach popular among snorkelers and scuba divers. It is located on the west side of Oahu, just north of the Ko Olina Resorts and offers clear blue open water teeming with marine life.
Kahe Point is nicknamed, Electric Beach because of the electric power plant located across the road. It is this power plant that makes the area a spectacular snorkeling and diving destination. Read more
The Waikiki Trolley is a fleet of trolley cars that shuttles visitors and locals throughout Waikiki, Honolulu and East Oahu. The trolleys operate in four lines, each providing passengers exceptional views and exciting ways to experience the different areas’ historical and cultural attractions as well as popular dining and shopping destinations.
In 1986, only two trolley cars started routing Oahu streets. Today, there is a fleet of over 50 trolleys, mostly classic street reproductions of San Francisco cable cars with authentic brass and wood trimmings. Read more
Kawainui Marsh is an expansive marshland located near Kailua on the windward side of Oahu. Covering more than 800 acres, it is considered as the largest wetlands in the Hawaiian Islands. It is a popular destination among hikers, nature lovers and bird watchers for its spectacular views of distant mountain ranges as well as the numerous rare and endangered bird species that call the area home.
Its name was derived from Kawai nui, which means “the big water” in Hawaiian. The area is believed to be a huge, possibly marine or estuarine, body of water when the area was first settled by Polynesians. Today, a large part of the site is covered by vegetation, either floating on water, growing on a mat of peat that is floating on water, or in the upper-most parts of the marsh a wet meadow. Read more
The Lyon Arboretum, formally known as the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, is a 200-acre arboretum and botanical garden located at the upper end of Mānoa Valley in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is managed by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and serves as a a mecca for both scientists and people desiring to study plant life in the tropics.
The arboretum was named after acclaimed botanist Harold L. Lyon who planted nearly 2,000 species of trees on the site. The botanical garden boasts of an artificial lowland tropical rainforest with numerous trails decorated by statuary and water features. Read more