Oahu’s Guide: Adventure & Sight seeing #2
THE RABBIT HEAD ISLAND
The Rabbit Head Island also called “Mānana Island” is an uninhabited islet located 0.75 mi (1.21 km) off Kaupō Beach, near Makapuʻu at the eastern end of the Island of Oʻahu in the Hawaiian Islands. In the Hawaiian language, mānana means “buoyant.” The islet is commonly referred to as Rabbit Island because of its shape as … Mānana Island Oahu Hawaii.
Hanauma Bay is another Hawaii’s beautiful spot to visit when you are in Oahu. Even if you are not planning on snorkel/diving.
Those who plan on snorkeling here is the quick list guide:
1) arrive at park
2) wait in line for admission
3) $1 for parking $7.50 admission for age 13 and older, age 12 and under is free
4) wait in line for 10 min video orientation
5) take photos while waiting on line
6) after video walk down hill don’t take tram unless you have to
7) take more photos
8) walk to gear rental if you need it
9) head to beach
————-things to know—————
1) bring your own food/ snack/water
2) bring your own float wing or life vest if you don’t know how to swim
3) bring beach towel and beach umbrella
4) sunblock your backside heavily as your back will be facing the sun the whole time during snorkeling.
5) do not step on reefs or Corals.
The next stop is where we take our break and have our lunch at Sunset Beach. Sunset Beach is on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii and known for big wave surfing during the winter season. The original Hawaiian name for this place is Paumalū.
I must say the beach was beautiful and it was not too crowded like Waikiki beach. The water was crystal clear, and during the summer the surf is not too rough for kids to swim. There are some trees to get shade, but it is not too comfortable, so maybe a big beach umbrella would be handy. This beach has a long walk to the water. Additionally, the beach is large. Spacious and underpopulated. When we went, there were no waves, and it was very relaxing.
Sunset Beach’s wintertime waves are too intense for amateur surfers. But this is a great place to go if you want to be a spectator. The summer tide is mellow enough for swimming, and there’s usually a lifeguard around to better ensure your safety.
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The scenery is amazing, and all local food restaurants are close by! The view from this beach is breathtaking. Most of the parking in on the roadside. You must stop off here even if it’s just to take some photos.
During the winter the beach is a world-famous surfing spot, home to internationally renowned surfing contests. This is when the waves can reach 30+ feet (9m), which makes Sunset Beach a real surfer’s paradise.Sunset Beach is at the east end of this 2-mile long sandy shore. To the west are Ehukai Beach and Banzai Pipeline, two other famous surfing beaches.
When you’re in Hawaii, you just can’t get enough of Hawaii. In this trip, we stay in Oahu Island most of the time yet we want more but time is insufficient. The truth is, it’s hard to leave Hawaii. We are so thankful to our friends who accommodated us and tour us around the incredible island.
Just so beautiful not to share.