Waiʻolena and Waiʻuli Beach Parks
Waiʻolena and Waiʻuli Beach Parks information
Rocky and ruggedly pretty, these side-by-side beaches (commonly known by their former name, Leleiwi Beach ) are Hilo's best shore-dive site. You might see turtles, interesting coral growth and a variety of butterfly fish. The water is freezing until you go past the reef, and the entrance is tricky; ask for advice at Nautilus Dive Center. For cultural reasons, the county renamed the beaches Waiʻuli ('dark water') and Waiʻolena ('light water') in January 2008.