Top ChoiceBeach in Makaha

Makaha Beach Park

This beautifully arching beach invites you to spread out your towel and spend the day. Except for weekends and big surf days, you’ll likely have the place to yourself. Snorkeling is good during the calmer summer...

Temple in Makaha

Kaneʻaki Heiau

Hidden within Mauna‘olu Estates, a gated residential community in Makaha Valley, this quietly impressive heiau (ancient stone temple) is one of Oʻahu's best-restored sacred sites. Originally an agricultural...

Beach in Makaha

Papaoneone Beach

This beautiful, mostly deserted half-mile of sand is backed by a few aging condo buildings, including the Hawaiian Princess. If you’re lucky, you may see green sea turtles in the surf early mornings or late...

Ice Cream in Makaha

Mountain Magic Shave Ice

After coastal hikes or lazy days on the beach, cool off with the delicious shave ice treats from this storefront shop. There are dozens of colorful flavors, many with island flair.