This photo shows sunset on the...
This photo shows sunset on the top of the Mt. Mauna kea(over 4200m high). I was really amazing that I could see the sunset on the many clouds! These are astronomical telescope. The left side is 'SUBARU' presented by Japan! We can go up to the top of mount
Anaeho'omalu Beach & Bay
This crescent shaped beach is an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling and diving. It has public access plus it fronts the Marriott Resort. A reef offshore protects the bay from strong currents and surf.
-Rocks & coral in water (wear aqua-shoes or fins)
-Shady areas available
-Winds pick up in winter months. Best snorkeling is in the morning.
-rentals available, windsurfing, canoes, aqua-bikes, etc.
-picturesque setting with coconut palms
The winds are strong in winter months and snorkeling/diving is best during morning hours. Visibility dimishes as winds picks up in the afternoon.
From Highway 19 traveling north, make a left across from road that takes you to King's Shops. Snorkeling with sea turtles!
The Noni fruit has been used for centuries as an herbal supplement.
It helps build a strong immune system.
The Noni fruit grows wild in many parts of Hawaii and other Pacific Islands.
A plant bears fruit year round.
The smell of the fruit also attracts fruit bats that help disperse the fruit.
Beach Wear. Need lots of sunscreen
One big suitcase for your Souvenirs you won't need much. Don't forget to tag your luggage so you don't get it mixed up a lot of us shop in the same places:) Weather varies within 74-84 degrees Farenheit and humidity 64-74 percent all year long.
Winter travelers we have snow here in Hawaii for those of you who didn't know! Nothing fancy though no ski lifts here and you drive right to the top 4WD required. This one place you can go sking and surfing in two hours.
You won't be needing much clothes, a couple pairs of swimwear a wrap / saron.
Some slippers also known as flip flops which you can purchase in Hawaii for a couple of bucks.
If your planning on going hiking don't forget your hiking shoes and a compass just in case your guide doesn't know where their at LOL, just kidding.
A light sweater, just because its Hawaii, that doen't mean its always warm everywhere you go. For those late evening walks under the stars, or if you're planning on renting a Jeep thats open you'll need it, the volcano area is the coldest on the island and a town called Waimea/Kamuela.
My Fav Swimwear Collection: VenusSwimear.com Don't need, just go to Wal-Mart and get it. Some mosquito repellent maybe needed.
If you want to pack a first aid kit and a roll of toilet paper, hey by all means go for it...... HIGHLY RECOMMENED all of your equipement, I guess just what you want to carry, the extra baggage will be worth it you won't reqret it.
How often will you have the opportunity to come to Hawaii and capture your half naked polynesian dancers LOL :) If you love camping and outdoor activities you already know what to bring.
But for beach stuff: 1.beach umbrella, lots of drinking water, gallon tap rinse water for those off roaders with no fresh water to rinse off in unless you don't mind being salty, obviously sunscreen and tanning lotion / oil, slippers also known as flip flops, towels, beach mat to lay on unless you just use a towel to lay on, snacks, books / magazine. LEAVE electronics in room the heat will destroy it if left under sun for long periods of time, I mean direct sunlight. I suggest waterproof cameras. Thanks for looking..As we'd say in Hawaii A Hui Hou (pronounciation uh-who-eee-ho ! Until we meet again!
Oops I almost forgot: Guides, Big Island Revealed, Maui Revealed, O'ahu Revealed very detailed.
Just dicovered another detailed guide by: Lonely Planet.
Safe travels Aloha .....................
Pu-ukohola heiau National Historic Site / Kohala
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site is located right off to the side of the infamous Outrigger Hotel. It is a National Register historic site that preserves the ruins of one of Hawaii's most major native temples. The temple existed from the time that Kamehameha I took control of northern and western Hawaii in 1782 and was attacked by his cousin Keoua Kuahu'ula who controlled the eastern side of the island. Eight years of fighting through to 1790, this temple was built to gain the favor of the war god Kuka'ilimoku in order to assist in the conflicts. The temples name means "Temple on the Hill of the Whale" because it was built on an older 1580 temple, by hand, with no mortar, in less than a year. Red stones were professed to be transported by a human chain about 14 miles long from the Pololu Valley in the East. The ship "Fair American" was captured in 1790 with a surviving crew member named Isaac Davis after the incident at Olowalu, who became military advisors to King Kamehameha teaching his army the use of muskets and mounted cannons giving defeat to the invaders. The temple was finished in the summer of 1791 measuring 224 x 100 feet. The battle took place in 1791 when the temple was finished and Kamehameha summoned his cousin Keoua Kuahu-ula for a peace treaty which resulted in a surrender after losses in the Battle of Hilo and the volcanic eruptions that destroyed many troops. His soldiers were sacrificed to the temple. Today the site is blocked off as there is believede to still be bones buried at the site. Just offshore from the temple is Hale o Kapuni, an underwater structure dedicated to sharks. There is a visitor center on site, as well as an interpretive trail, even though entering the temple itself is not permitted. About 170 feet west of the temple are the ruins of the earlier Mailekini Heiau which was later converted by John Young into a fort to protect the harbor. The site became a National Historic Landmark on October 15, 1966.