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Haunauma Bay Oahu
Hanauma Bay was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967 Formed within a volcanic cone, today Hanauma Bay offers a pristine marine ecosystem after the City and County of Honolulu laid out a plan in 1990 to restore the “curved bay,” after years of neglect and abuse from the millions of visitors who visit and love to snorkel Hanauma Bay. Part of this plan requires first-time visitors to watch a video before entering the park so they can learn about the marine life, preservation, conservation, and safety rules for the State Park. All visitors are required by law to refrain from mistreating the marine animals and from touching or walking on the coral heads. Hanauma Bay sees on average 3000 visitors a day, or around one million visitors per year. The vast majority are tourists, but locals love this beach as well. The bay is closed to the public every Tuesday, Christmas Day and New Years Day to allow the fish a day of feeding without interruption. Hanauma Bay Wildlife Hanauma Bay snorkeling is so popular because of the wide variety of species in the bay. In addition to the turtles, snorkelers can take a […]
Road To Haleakala – Unreal Sunrise and Sunsets
At once forbidding and compelling, Haleakala (House of the Sun) National Park is Maui’s main natural attraction. More than 1.3 million people a year ascend the 10,023-foot-high mountain to peer down into the crater of the world’s largest dormant volcano. (Haleakala is officially considered active, even though it has not rumbled since 1790.) That hole would hold Manhattan: 3,000 feet deep, 7 1/2 miles long by 2 1/2 miles wide, and encompassing 19 square miles. The Hawaiians recognize the mountain as a sacred site. Ancient chants tell of Pele, the volcano goddess, and one of her siblings doing battle on the crater floor where Kawilinau (Bottomless Pit) now stands. Commoners in ancient Hawaii didn’t spend much time here, though. The only people allowed into this sacred area were the kahuna, who took their apprentices to live for periods of time in this intensely spiritual place. Today, New Agers also revere Haleakala as one of the earth’s powerful energy points, and even the U.S. Air Force has a not-very-well-explained presence here. But there’s more to do here than simply stare into a big black hole: Just going up the mountain is an experience in itself. Where else on the planet can […]
Lahaina Harbor – It’s All About The Aloha!
Lahaina Harbor is one of the most popular spots in West Maui to enjoy a variety of ocean activities, including whale watching, sailing, snorkeling, submarine, sport fishing, scuba diving, parasailing and more. On your next trip to Maui, make sure to visit this Lahaina staple for excursion offerings and gorgeous sunset views in West Maui. Lahaina Harbor as we know it today was originally dredged in 1955 in front of what was once known as Lahaina Landing at the waterfront of the Old Lahaina Fort. But the Port of Lahaina goes back almost two centuries since Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820 to 1845. It was once an important destination for the 19th century whaling fleet, whose presence at Lahaina frequently led to conflicts with the Christian missionaries living there. On more than one occasion the conflict was so severe that it led to the shelling of Lahaina by whaleships……(MORE)
Visit Waimea Valley – Botanical Magic and Waterfall
One of last partially intact ahupuaa on O`ahu, Waimea Valley consists of 1,875 acres and has been a sacred place for more than 700 years of Native Hawaiian history. Waimea, “The Valley of the Priests,” gained its title around 1090 when the ruler of Oahu awarded the land to the kähuna nui. Descendants of the high priests lived and cared for much of the Valley until 1886. As part of a cooperative conservation land purchase, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs acquired the property in 2006. In 2008, Hiipaka LLC was established to manage Waimea Valley and hold the deed. Highlights: Take a casual walk on a paved path through our World Class Botainical Gardens and Historical Sites 3/4 of a mile one way or 1 1/2 miles round trip from our Ticket Booth (where you pay Admission into the Valley) to our Waterfall area. Activities Several activities (with paid admission) are offered throughout the day in different locations in the Valley. Ancient Hawaiian Archaeological Sites Ancient Hawaiian Archaeological Sites: 78 sites of interest have been identified including religious sites and shrines, house sites, agricultural terraces and fishponds. World Class Botanical Garden Collections The 150-acre Botanical Collection contains more than 5,000 kinds of tropical and subtropical plants […]
Kula Botanical Gardens Maui
Our garden is nestled on the slopes of the mighty Haleakala, a dormant volcano responsible for the formation of East Maui. This dry, temperate climate is a perfect location for growing protea flowers. Many members of this exotic plant are displayed in the garden. Originally from Australia and South Africa, these flowers are now grown here in Kula and exported all over the country. Most members of this species flower in winter (from December through April). A prominent feature of the garden is a gentle stream meandering through the valley. Many water-loving plants are diplayed here including a grove of fragrant White Ginger which blooms during mid to late summer. Another lovely part of the garden is a grove of Painted and Lemon Eucalyptus trees with Monstera huddled beneath them. Other attractions include an Orchid house (blooms from February through April), Fuscia House (blooms in summer), Bromeliad House (various varieties flower throughout the year), and a Bird Sanctuary for the endangered native Nene bird. Of course there are annual flowers and common bedding plants interspersed for color, but our garden was designed with a Botanical focus that continues to govern the plant selection and placement. Therefore, many plants are neither […]