Category: Hawaii Beaches & Ocean

Humpbacks of Hawaii in 3D at Maui Ocean Center

The Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku recently opened its new Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere experience. The visionary exhibit debuted on February 10 and is already attracting many astonished visitors. It is an entirely unique, virtual underwater experience that takes you beneath the surface and into the mystical world of the seemingly magical , […]

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Are All Beaches in Hawaii Public? Access Concerns in Hawaii

Are all beaches in Hawaii public? It’s a question that adventurous (and simply curious) visitors often ask. But it’s also a major concern for many local families.  Hawaii is home to some of the most famously beautiful and easily accessible beaches in the world (once you get here). On Oahu, it’s Waikiki, the North Shore, […]

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Ohana Surf Project offers a true surfing experience

For many Hawaii visitors, learning to surf is a major part of their vacation experience. It may even be a so-call “bucket list” item. The Ohana Surf Project has been teaching people to surf in Waikiki for years. It’s easy enough for anyone to find a surfboard rental in Waikiki and head out into the […]

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Poipu is paradise!

With its sparkling blue waters and pristine white sand beaches, is the jewel of Kauai’s Sunshine Coast. Poipu offers much more than languid resort living and fruity cocktails. Although it is now primarily a vacation destination, the area has a rich cultural and historical legacy. That history is what has shaped Hawaii into what we […]

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Hawaii’s King Tides bring in the New Year

Increasing King Tides in Hawaii concern residents and officials. Here’s what you need to know about them. 2018 got off to an interesting start with the arrival of the King tides. These tides are rare, and they bring the highest tides of the year. 2017 was a rare year, with an unusual number of very […]

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DON’T Try These Three Hawaii Jellyfish Cures

Would you know what to do if you were stung by a jellyfish while in Hawaii? If not, you would probably “Google” how to ease the pain. BUT, WAIT! How do you know which “cures” are right — and which will make the pain even worse? Turns out, two scientists recently refuted the claims of some […]

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The Ultimate Guide to a Beach Day at Lanikai Beach

Some say that Lanikai Beach is the best beach on Oahu. In fact, this beautiful place constantly pops up on lists of the top beaches in Hawaii – and in the entire world. So what makes Lanikai Beach so special? Lanikai translates to “Heavenly Ocean” in Hawaiian, and once you’re here you’ll see why. Local […]

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Take a Na Pali Coast Sunset Cruise in Kauai

If you ask me, a visit to the Na Pali Coast is a must-do when you come to Kauai. Depending on your interests, there are many different ways that you can do that. There are helicopter tours, boat cruises, and, if you are really brave and adventurous, you can even hike it. By far, my […]

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Sharks Cove – All You Need To Know

While is hands-down my favorite snorkeling spot on Oahu, there are a lot of great places to go snorkeling here. It just depends on what you are looking for and what else you are doing that day. For those who are staying on the North Shore, or who plan to spend the day up there, […]

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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling – Spend the Day in the Bay!

Hands down, Hanauma Bay is one of the best snorkeling spots on Oahu. Hanauma Bay was formed within a volcanic cone and is home to a pristine marine ecosystem. When you are snorkeling, you will see all kinds of fish, and you might even see sea turtles. Aside from the tropical fish, the crystal clear […]

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The Best Places to Watch and Capture Sunrise in Oahu

Oahu’s spectacular sunsets have Waikiki beach packed every night a the sun goes gown. But here’s an insider tip: If you want to get away from the crowds and have a piece of paradise all to yourself, get up early and watch the sunrise. It really is the best way to start your day in […]

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Looking for Beach Access in Hawaii? Check Here!

What’s more frustrating than trying to make your way to a beautiful Hawaii beach, only to find you can’t find the access to get there! What’s more, many landowners are “camouflaging” beach access in Hawaii by planting plants and blocking pathways to the ocean. Here in Hawaii, there are NO private beaches, which means you […]

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