Kaneʻohe Bay Area attractions

Top Choice Gardens 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 ar…
Temple in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Valley of the Temples & Byōdō-In

So peaceful and parklike, it might take you a minute to realize Valley of the Temples is an interdenominational cemetery. Up at the base of the Koʻolau mountain’s verdant fluted cliffs sits Byōdō-In, a replica of a …
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. Du…
Harbor in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Heʻeia Pier

Just north of, and run in conjunction with, the He‘eia State Park 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,…
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 the ancient Hawaiians as a place of final judgment at life’s end. Some believe there is a still …