The state fish of Hawaii is the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. Try saying that three times in a row: humu humu nuku nuku apua a. It’s one of the many indigenous fish and marine animals that live around the Hawaiian Islands and can be seen while diving or snorkeling.
When people think of Hawaii they picture the white sand beaches lined with palm trees, but the real paradise is a few feet away under the sea. Volcanic activity continues to expand the Big Island, adding new pieces to the coral gardens every year. Divers and snorkelers can see thousands of different types of marine animals while exploring. Everything from sponges to turtles make the coral reef their home.
On the Kona side there are a variety of good locations to choose from. Kailua Bay is a great snorkeling area. The shallow reef has lots of fish and if your lucky you might see a moray eel. Kahaluu Beach Park, one of the most popular, is fed by a fresh water spring. Lots of colorful fish and coral to explore. On the Hilo side of the island there are a few good spots, although most agree the water is clear on the Kona side. Leleiwi Beach Park is a good location to see Hawaiian Sea turtles and it’s not far from Hilo. Kapoho Tide Pools has very calm surf and is a nice place for children. Bring a picnic and spend the whole day probing through the water and sunbathing on the lava rocks.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your aquatic adventure today. You can easily book one of our vacation rentals online at, www.letsgohawaii.com. If you need to get in touch with us feel free to contact us at MacArthur and Company / Sotheby’s International Realty.