Welcome to Leeward O‘ahu

On the Waiʻanae Coast you’ll find more Native Hawaiians here than anyplace else on the island, and cultural pride is alive. The land may look parched, with mountains that almost push you into the sea, but the beaches are wide, and relatively untouched by development.

Beyond Ko Olina’s artificial enclave of luxury resorts, the stop-and-go Farrington Hwy (Hwy 93) runs the length of the Waiʻanae Coast, rolling past working-class neighborhoods and strip malls on one side and gorgeous white-sand beaches on the other. Human habitation eventually gives way to velvet-tufted mountains and rocky coastal ledges near Kaʻena Point.

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