Top ChoiceBeach in Laʻie

Laʻie Beach Park

A half-mile south of the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) main entrance, this is an excellent bodysurfing beach, but the shore break can be brutal, thus its nickname, Pounders Beach. Around the corner at the...

Top ChoiceViewpoint in Laʻie

Laʻie Point State Wayside

Crashing surf, a lava arch and a slice of Hawaiian folk history await at Laʻie Point. The tiny offshore islands are said to be the surviving pieces of a moʻo (lizard spirit) slain by a legendary warrior. To get...

Cultural Center in Laʻie

Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center

A cultural park owned by the Mormon Church, the PCC revolves around Polynesian-themed ʻvillages’ representing Hawaii, Samoa, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Fiji, Tahiti and Tonga. The admission price is steep, but this...

Beach in Laʻie

Kokololio Beach Park

A wide patch of sand, good surf and decent parking make this a great beach to pause for a picnic and a splash. There's a wide lawn, picnic tables and shade-giving trees.

Beach in Laʻie

Hukilau Beach

North of Laʻie Shopping Center is a crescent of white sand that’s a leisurely place for swimming when summer waters are calm. Just beware any time the surf’s up.

Temple in Laʻie

Laʻie Temple

In 1919 Mormons constructed a smaller but still showy version of their Salt Lake City, UT, temple here at the foot of the Koʻolau Range. It was the first Mormon temple built outside the continental US, and today...