Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Koko Head Regional Park

Sandy Beach Park

Here the ocean usually heaves and thrashes like a furious beast. This is one of Oʻahu’s most challenging beaches, with a punishing shorebreak, powerful backwash and strong rip currents. Expert bodysurfers and bodybo…
Top Choice Beach in Koko Head Regional Park

Halona Cove

Take your lover down for a roll in the sand at this sweet pocket cove made famous in the legendary wave-tossed love scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the 1953 movie From Here to Eternity. You can peer…
Viewpoint in Koko Head Regional Park

Lanaʻi Lookout

Less than a mile east of Hanauma Bay, roadside Lanaʻi Lookout offers a panorama on clear days of several Hawaiian islands: Lanaʻi to the right, Maui in the middle and Molokaʻi to the left. It’s also a good vantage p…
Gardens in Koko Head Regional Park

Koko Crater Botanical Garden

According to Hawaiian legend, Koko Crater is the imprint left by the magical flying vagina of Kapo, sent from the Big Island to lure the pig-god Kamapuaʻa away from her sister Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire and …
Viewpoint in Koko Head Regional Park

Halona Blowhole

Just watch where all the tour buses are turning off to find this one. Here, ocean waves surge through a submerged tunnel in the rock and spout up through a hole in the ledge. It’s preceded by a gushing sound, create…
Shrine in Koko Head Regional Park

Fishing Shrine

As you drive east, make sure to keep your eyes toward the ocean. At the highest point, you should spot a temple-like mound of rocks. The rocks surround a statue of Jizō, who is a Japanese Buddhist deity and a guardi…