Top things to do in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

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…
Top Choice Art 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 own s…
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 …
Art in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Sunshine Arts Gallery

Bold, tropical murals emblazon the exterior, but that’s nothing compared to the riot of creativity inside. A rotating array of more than 60 island artists are represented at the coast’s largest gallery. Most are wor…
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…
Hawaiian in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Haleʻiwa Joe’s

The view of the lushly green Haiku Gardens valley dropping off from the open-air dining room is a stunner that's worth the trip. You can munch coconut shrimp, prime rib or poke while overlooking a lily pond beneath …
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,…
Deli in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

He'eia Pier General Store & Deli

Down at the end of He'eia Pier, the nautical-themed General Store & Deli offers up a good range of tasty fresh fish and local-sized (big!) plate lunches. Enjoy the views from tables inside and out.
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 …