O'ahu - Day 7April 15, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 23 °C
This was our last day with the car so more snorkelling spots were on the agenda.
We headed off to the beautiful Hanauma Bay first up and spent a few hours here before taking in the Leeward (western) side of O'ahu and all the gems she has to offer.
Hanauma Bay was beautiful but busy. They only allow a certain number of people in this park every day & it appears to be on every tourist's "to-do" list (& rightly so). It is quite a steep decent to the bay at the bottom, so after we watched the mandatory video we opted to pay the $2 to catch the trolley down and back up again as many times as we liked, this was a good move as it is twice as steep on the way back up!😥. Lol! Snorkelling was good here, although not as good as Shark Cove. On the way back to the car park we spotted what I thought was a weasel but turns out it may have been a mongoose. I tried in vain to get a shot of him but he was just too quick...
Next stop was the end of the road on the western side of the Island. There is a beautiful beach that is almost deserted up here (Kaena Points State Park). It has the most turquoise coloured waters we have seen on O'ahu and was postcard perfect! This area is also the US Navy's satellite tracking headquarters for the Pacific.
The last stop on our snorkelling trek was Kahe Point Beach Park, referred to by the locals as Electric Beach as it is right across the road from the power plant. Paul rated this site on par with Shark Cove for snorkelling. I sat this one out as I was on a mission to get a shot of the sneaky weasel/mongoose...success!Read more