Kalahuipuaʻa Fishponds

Historic Site in Mauna Lani Resort Area

These ancient fishponds are among the island's few remaining working fishponds and, as in ancient times, they're stocked with awa (Hawaiian milk fish). Water circulates from the ocean through traditional makaha (sluice gates), which allow small fish to enter but keep mature, fattened catch from escaping. The area is shaded by groves of spindly trees, forming a serene, even romantic panorama. To access the fishponds directly (without taking the trail), exit the hotel lobby and go south toward the beach.