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.
Tide pools along Napili Bay, Maui turn into reflecting pools at sunset, holding the last rays of orange light and the clouds from above. read more
The Kapoho Tide Pools on the island of Hawaii’s east side offer some unique and beautiful snorkeling. read more
On the Wai’anea route on the island of Oahu, you can find Ka’ena Point Trail, a 3.5 mile hike that takes you near the Ka’ena Tide Pools. read more
Sea cucumbers are interesting echinoderms that live all over the world. In Hawaii they are found from tide pools, like this one, to much deeper waters. read more
Manini Beach is one of our favorite places. On the Big Island’s Kona cost, Manini Beach moves from grey sands to grass to a’a lava. read more