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Bodies of Water in Honolulu

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  • Boblouzee
    Yankton, SD25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed Hanauma Bay. I made my reservation online right at 7 am two days ahead of time. You can show up without a ticket but I wouldn't recommend it. We rented chairs and snorkel equipment once we got to the bay. There is very little shade so I recommend bringing or renting an umbrella. A water-proof camera would have been fun too. It is a little chaotic waiting to get in and parking can be difficult. We got there around 9 am and had no problems parking but the lot filled up fast. It took about an hour to actually get down to the water. You have to wait in the grass, wait in line, wait in a holding area, watch a video, and then walk down the hill. There is a free tram available but we walked up and down. Not a long walk with it is a little steep. I do recommend the tram on the way up especially if you are carrying anything. There is a snack shack at the top of the bay but it is expensive, around $7 for a bottled beverage. I snorkeled with my son and we saw lots of fish. The water was calm and clear but shallow that day so you really had to be careful around the coral.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • Katie Iris
    56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Lagoon next to the Ilikai and Hilton Hawaiian Village was wonderful to swim in. Sandy shore, easy to float in and relax. The beach on the other side into the ocean was somewhat rocky, so the lagoon was easy to walk into. The views from the Lagoon are great while relaxing and floating. Not crowded.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • Mike H
    Phoenix, AZ2,021 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The canal give you a break from the big city and you get a view of the water and mountains. Night time give you the lights reflecting on the water. Nice place to get away from the crowds on the beach.
    Written 20 March 2020
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  • SaddviAndalwala
    Jharkhand, India569 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    There was nothing special about this lake except its tremendous size. The boundaries of the lake were covered with inpenetrable growth of bushes, weeds and climbers.
    Written 1 October 2018
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