Worth a Trip: Laʻie Point

Crashing surf, a lava arch and a slice of Hawaiian folk history await at the lookout at Laʻie Point. The near-shore island with the hole in it is Kukuihoʻolua (Puka Rock). In Hawaiian legend, this island was once part of a giant lizard chopped into pieces by a demigod to stop its deadly attack on Oʻahu. From Kamehameha Hwy, head makai (seaward) on Anemoku St, opposite Laʻie Shopping Center, then turn right onto Naupaka St.