The sunsets on the leeward side of the Big Island after a rainy day. The Hawaiian term for leeward side is, “kona.” It is for this reason that the Big Island town of Kailua Kona gets its full name.
Originally named just Kailua, the word Kona was later added to help people (and the post office) distinguish it from among Kailua towns on the other islands.
In Hawaii, the kona side is to the west, making it ideal for great sunsets.
Just about any day without wind at Lanikai is a great day to be on–or in–the water boating, kayaking, stand up paddling, or swimming. read more
Christmas time in Hawaii means playing at the beach and, if you’re lucky, even taking a ride in an outrigger canoe. read more
It is a beautiful view from the point overlooking Waimanalo Beach Park and Waimanalo Bay State Recreation Area. read more
A small palm tree hangs over a manicured stone wall on the white sand shores of Oahu’s Lanikai Beach. read more
The sun rises over the twin islands of Na Mokulua, breaking the horizon line and drawing a yellow line in the sea leading to Lanikai Beach in the town of Kailua on Oahu. read more
Just off Oahu’s windward coast near Kailua you’ll find Na Mokula–The Two Islands. Made up of Moku Nui, “big island,” and Moku Iki, “small island,” the lonely pair make for a beautiful couple and fantastic photographs, especially at sunrise. read more