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On the east side of Oahu, is the isolated town of Hawaii Kai. Its name basically meaning "Small home by the sea".

Within this small stretch of coastline, you can find one of Oahu's most beautiful scenic drives along Kalanianaole Highway. The drive will take you past National State Park and Reserve,Hanauma Bay. Where you can find some of the best snorkling on the island. Shadowing over Hanauma Bay is Koko Head Crater, One of three volcanos on the island.

Continueing on you drive along towering cliffs droping to the sea, with views of the islands, Molokai, Maui, and Lanai on Clear days. Soon you come to Halona Blowhole, a popular island attraction. Looking down from Halona point, you overlook Sandy beach. A favorite beach to the locals, known for its back breaking shore breaks.

Pass Sandy beach, you will find Makapuu Point, and up top, Makapuu Light house. A great hike, with great views of the eastern and Windward side of the island. Makapuu point over looks Makapuu beach, another favorite beach of locals, and the gateway into the town of Waimanalo.

Directions: From Honolulu, take H1 Highway east bound. H1 will turn into Kalanianaole Highway. About 10 miles from Waikiki.

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  • Updated Jul 23, 2005
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