Top things to do in Waiʻanae

Top Choice Health Food in Waiʻanae

Kahumana Cafe

Way off the beaten track, this organic farm’s cafe inhabits a cool, tranquil hardwood-floored dining room with green-field views. Fork into fresh daily specials, bountiful salads and sandwiches or macadamia-nut pest…
Top Choice American in Waiʻanae

Countryside Cafe

Well-prepared diner fare with an island accent: omelet with kalua pork, Hawaiian-style hash, passion-fruit biscuits and more. It's at the very south end of Waiʻanae and is also right across from the far northern end…
Beach in Waiʻanae

Pokaʻi Bay Beach Park

Protected by Kaneʻilio Point and a long breakwater, the beach is a real beauty. Waves seldom break inside the bay, and the sandy beach slopes gently. Calm, year-round swimming conditions make it perfect for children…
Latin American in Waiʻanae

Coquitos Latin Cuisine

Inside a breezy green plantation-style house surrounded by fast-food joints, this cafe looks like it belongs in the Caribbean or Key West. The Puerto Rican kitchen prepares classic dishes like mofongo (mashed planta…
Temple in Waiʻanae

Kuʻilioloa Heiau

Along the south side of the bay, Kaneʻilio Point is the site of a terraced-stone platform temple, partly destroyed by the army during WWII, then later reconstructed by local conservationists. The site was used in pa…
Hawaiian in Waiʻanae


Locals swear by the banana pancakes, hamburger steak, chicken kalbi (grilled Korean-style) and other island faves. The interior is bare-bones and fluorescent-lit, but you could take a bentō box to the beach park.
Hawaiian in Waiʻanae

Kaʻahaʻaina Cafe

The near oceanfront location offers great views and the local-style breakfasts and plate lunches are priced right. Popular with locals.