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Jay L wrote a review 11 Jan.
This is a natural reef-sheltered lagoon (unlike the Ko Olina artificial lagoons to the south) has good (not excellent) visibility, good fish, and frequent Honu (Green Sea Turtle) visits. Based on area snorkeling guides, we arrived a little after early afternoon low tide for 3 days running and saw 2 different Honu within 45 minutes of arrival each time. 2 of the days non-swimming companions had close (less than 1m) enounters with Honu, just wading in the shallow sandy bottom on the south end of the lagoon, never even wetting their hair. :-) Honu photos in other reviews are very representative. The inlet to the lagoon is shallow rocky shelf, novices should stay well clear of that. Nice mix of locals/tourists, couples/families. Good friendly vibe. Limited parking (covered in the Q&A section) keeps it uncrowded.…
Date of experience: January 2021
Emily wrote a review Jan. 2020
16 contributions1 helpful vote
A gorgeous little hidden beach where you can swim with turtles. We had a hire car and parking was tricky, but well worth the walk to see the turtles.
Date of experience: January 2020
April S wrote a review Jan. 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States28 contributions8 helpful votes
Loved swimming with the turtles. The fact that there are signs on the beach about turtles must mean they see quite a few and we did. We spent a couple hours there and although there weren't many fish there were turtles and they would swim right up to you. The sand makes a great backdrop for photos and I loved every minute of it. Limited parking so come early or later in the day. We were there late afternoon and there weren't too many people there.…
Date of experience: September 2019
honukaihonu wrote a review Dec. 2019
Chevy Chase, MD68 contributions19 helpful votes
Small hidden cove just north of Ko’Olina lagoons. Limited parking, no facilities. Many fish near rocks to the south but there might be a strong current, so be careful of the rocks. We saw a small turtle basking on a rock.
Date of experience: December 2019
Phillip Legare wrote a review Oct. 2019
Oahu, Hawaii33 contributions11 helpful votes
Been to this Luau several times with family. Never disappoints. Go early to play some of the Hawaiian games before the show. You can even paddle an outrigger canoe around the small protective cove. Food is excellent, but get it early as they shut down the line fairly quick. If you want seconds go early. The entertainment is excellent also. Great dancers and music. You'll learn various types of hula from all over the Pan-Pacific including Tahiti, Bali, Maori, Tonga and Samoan. Not much rain on the west side too, so you'll have better luck not getting rained on going to this one. Great value for the money and they give both military and kama aina rates.…
Date of experience: May 2019