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Top Choice Beach in Waimanalo

Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

A wide forest of ironwoods hides a broad sandy beach with little development in sight. This 75-acre county park has Waimanalo Bay’s biggest waves and is popular with board surfers and bodyboarders. Even if you’re no…
Top Choice Hawaiian in Waimanalo

Ai Love Nalo

Vegan meets Hawaiian at this Waimanalo sensation. Savor back-to-the-earth farm goodness from this family kitchen. Dishes like the roasted-veg plate are revelations of the goodness possible from the earth's bounty. S…
Top Choice Hawaiian in Waimanalo

Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack

Superb plate lunches can be enjoyed at tables inside and out at this supercasual (but not shack-like) local eatery. The beach is a short walk; get your meal to go and have a picnic on the shore. The garlic shrimp is…
Beach in Waimanalo

Bellows Field Beach Park

With fine sand and a natural setting backed by ironwood trees in places, this is a great beach. The only problem is that the park is only open to civilians on weekends (and national holidays) because it fronts Bello…
Beach in Waimanalo

Waimanalo Beach Park

By the side of the roadway south of the main business area, this sloping strip of soft white sand has little puppy waves that are excellent for swimming. Manana Island and Makapuʻu Point are visible to the south. Th…
Cafe in Waimanalo

Hawaiian Island Cafe

Eclectic comfort food keeps the regulars happy and entices newcomers at this cute cafe. Pizza, sandwiches, acai bowls and various breakfast items plus daily specials are all expertly prepared and boast island accent…
Clothing in Waimanalo

East Honolulu Clothing Company

The striking, graphic one-color tropical prints on the clothing here are all designed and silk-screened in-house. This company provides many local hula schools with their costumes. There's plenty of local artwork to…
Statue in Waimanalo

Akebono Statue

Posed in fighting form outside East Honolulu Clothing Company in Waimanalo Town Center is one of Waimanalo's most famous sons. Chad Rowan was born here in 1969 and went on to make history by becoming the first non-J…
Arts & Crafts in Waimanalo

Naturally Hawaiian Gallery

Since it shares space inside a converted gas station with Ai Love Nalo, you can browse island artists’ paintings and handmade crafts while you wait for a kale smoothie. Prints by the naturalist Patrick Ching (www.pa…
Mexican in Waimanalo

Serg’s Mexican Kitchen Nalo

Whether you're heading to the beach or are cruising on a round-island trip, Serg's offers a zesty roadside option for take-out or eat-in Mexican favorites. Try the fish tacos.