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Nā Mokulua — The Two Islands or The Mokes

Nā Mokulua — The Two Islands or The Mokes

Nā Mokulua, meaning “the two islands” in Hawai’ian, are two islets off the windward coast of O‘ahu. They are commonly referred to as the Twin Islands or The Mokes.   Located about one mile (1.6 km) off Lanikai Beach, the islands are popular for photographs. Both...

Haleiwa – Rich With Island History

Haleiwa – Rich With Island History

[wonderplugin_audio id=”7″]   Rich with island history, the charming town of Haleiwa is about a one-hour drive from the scuba diving spots in Waikiki. Marked by the historic Rainbow Bridge over the Anahulu River, Haleiwa welcomes you to the North...

The Pali Lookout at Beautiful Kaneohe Bay

The Pali Lookout at Beautiful Kaneohe Bay

In Hawai’ian, “Pali” means cliff and “Nu`uanu” means cool heights. A million and a half years ago, when Oahu was still forming, a massive landslide occurred and nearly one third of the island fell into the ocean. This force created a tsunami wave over two thousand...

King Kamehameha Statue in Honolulu, Oahu

King Kamehameha Statue in Honolulu, Oahu

King Kamehameha I, also known as King Kamehameha the Great, was a great warrior, leader, and diplomat. Still today he is recognized as one of Hawai’i’s greatest historical figures. There is some controversy as to what year King Kamehameha was actually born; some say...

Kualoa Ranch & Mokoli’i in the Kaʻaʻawa Valley

Kualoa Ranch & Mokoli’i in the Kaʻaʻawa Valley

Kualoa Ranch owns the Kaʻaʻawa Valley, commonly known as Kualoa Valley in Honolulu County. The ranch was given its name in 1927. Kualoa in Hawai’ian means “long, large back”. Some say the name is descriptive of its mountain peaks and beautiful valleys, but according...

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden on Oahu

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden on Oahu

[wonderplugin_audio id=”8″]   Ho’omaluhia, meaning “peaceful refuge” in Hawai’ian, is Honolulu’s largest botanical garden. Nestled at the base of the majestic Ko`olau Mountains, the garden was established in 1982. Not unlike the North Shore...