At Honokohau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokohau National Park it’s easy to imagine yourself living life Hawaiian style, catching fish from ponds made of lava rock walls, working on the shoreline and under the shade of palm trees and frond-covered hale. The caretakers here have done a terrific job of preserving, restoring, and educating the public to keep alive an important era.
In addition to learning, this is a great spot to relax with your family and play on the beach. The shallow tide pools and fish ponds are a great place to help keiki (children) learn about the ocean. The soft sands and plenty of shade are a great place to enjoy some sunbathing and a nice picnic.
Every town needs one of those places you can take the kids for some relaxed beach time. read more
The Waimanu Valley on Hawaii’s Big Island stretches flat, making small ponds and trickling streams near its entrance into the ocean. read more
A Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) glides through shallow ocean ponds like a missile, sleek and made for speed. read more
Anaeho’omalu Bay is a gorgeous cove of beach found on the northwestern side of Hawaii’s Big Island. A small, historic Hawaiian fish pond sits just before the ocean, kept intact by a small strip of land separating the pond and the sea. read more
On a calm day, this reflecting pond was true to its purpose and created a beautiful shot appearing to have a water lily both above and below. read more
Anaehoomalu Bay, referred to locally as “A” Bay, sits on the northwest coast of the Big Island near the Hilton Waikoloa and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. This beautiful palm-fringed park has great snorkeling, soft sand, shade, sailboats, views, and nice facilities. read more