Top ChoiceArt Studio in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Gyotaku by Naoki

You'll probably have seen Naoki's magnificent gyotaku (Japanese-style fish prints) all over Oʻahu in galleries, restaurants and bars, but there's nothing like watching him print up a freshly caught fish in his...

Top ChoiceGardens in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden

The dramatic ridged cliffs of the Koʻolau Range are arrayed in front of you like an Imax screen at Oʻahu’s largest botanical garden. It encompasses 400 acres of trees and flowers from around the world. Plants are...

Temple in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Valley of the Temples & Byōdō-In

It's so peaceful and parklike that it might take you a minute to realize that Valley of the Temples is an interdenominational cemetery. Up at the base of the Koʻolau mountains’ verdant fluted cliffs sits...

Island in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Moku o Loʻe Island

Offshore in Kaneʻohe Bay, Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island), southeast of Heʻeia State Park, was a royal playground, named for the coconut trees planted there in the mid-19th century by Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop....

State Park in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Heʻeia State Park

This park on Kealohi Point has picnic potential and views of Heʻeia Fishpond to the south. This location was sacred to ancient Hawaiians as a place of final judgment at life’s end. Some believe that there is...

Harbor in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Heʻeia Pier

Just north of He‘eia State Park, off the Kamehameha Hwy, is one of the Windward Coast’s only small-boat harbors. Watch the comings and goings of local boat owners; on weekends they head out to the ‘sandbar,’ a...