Mountain in Kaʻaʻawa

Crouching Lion

The Crouching Lion is a landmark rock formation just north of mile marker 27 on the Kamehameha Hwy. According to legend, the rock is a demigod from Tahiti who was cemented to the mountain during a jealous...

Hawaiian in Kaʻaʻawa

Uncle Bobo's

You don't usually find buns baked from scratch at a Hawaiian barbecue joint, but here a local family does it right, dishing up smoked brisket and ribs, mahi-mahi tacos and other island faves. They also make their...

Beach in Kaʻaʻawa

Swanzy Beach Park

Fronted by a shore wall, this narrow neighborhood beach is used mainly by fishers. You'll see kids splashing around and local families picnicking and camping here on weekends. Roadside camping is permitted on...