I shared last week about our trip to Hawaii with general photos – I hope you enjoyed them! This week I want to show you some of our favorite spots on the island. Many of them are, of course, beaches.
After all, we are talking Hawaii!
One of the most beautiful beaches had black sand – Kekaha Kai State Park! The sand was smooth and fine like the white sand of the gulf coast – only black.
Beside the beach in Kekaha Kai State Park was a cliff that of course the guys enjoyed climbing. We won’t talk about the boulders they tossed over the edge to create a new coastline – boys will be boys!
We rented a surfboard early in the trip and the boys all took to it quickly. Surfing was likened to fishing – you know how much fun fishing is when the fish are biting but otherwise, you wait. Surfing is a lot of fun when you are riding the wave but between waves – you wait!
One beach we visited a couple of time was Hapuna Beach. While this is a state park that requires payment for parking, we found that if you park on the road and walk in, it’s free! Yes, we are talking Hawaii on a budget!
Probably the calmest and most picturesque beach was at the Mauna Kea Resort. There is a large hotel on this beautiful beach – an interesting fact about Hawaii is that beaches are considered public property and must have public access even if the most luxurious hotel is there! This was a great place to snorkel.
Lava tubes are formed formed by flowing lava which moves beneath the hardened surface of a lava flow. When the lava cools, cavernous tunnels are left. The lava tube makes a great backdrop for a photo!
Then there was Rainbow Falls which as the name says, sports a rainbow from the mist!