Two wet caves are within the boundaries of Haʻena State Park. The first, Waikapalaʻe Wet Cave , is on the opposite side of the street,...
Perhaps the most memorable North Shore sunsets happen at this spiritual place, from where the first Hawaiians to practice hula came. It...
Kaulu Paoa Heiʻau
The roaring surf worked as a teacher to those who first practiced the spiritual art of hula, chanting and testing their skill against...
Na Pali Art Gallery & Coffee House
Order a latte or Kona coffee and peruse an assortment of local artists’ paintings, scratchboards, jewelry (coveted Niʻihau sunrise shell...
A taste of the Mediterranean literally on the Pacific (if the windows weren’t there you’d get ocean mist on your face), this fish out of...
Limahuli Garden information
Lonely Planet review
About as beautiful as it gets for living education, this garden offers a pleasant overview of native botany and the ahupuaʻa (land division) system of management of ancient Hawaiʻi. The valley was gifted to the National Tropical Botanical Garden by the Wichman family, and is run by one of its descendants, Chipper Wichman, a passionate preservationist and philanthropist. Occasional service projects allow a glimpse into the 985-acre preserve for native ecosystem restoration.
Guided tours are available, but with a self-guided version you can roam at your own pace on a short-but-sweet 0.75-mile loop trail. Perfect for bringing a journal or camera; benches allow for meditative stops. To get here, turn inland just before the stream that marks the boundary of Haʻena State Park.