Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Anahola Aloha

Floating in a sun pool at Anahola Beach Park on a holiday. Snorkeling is great in the clear turquoise water. Can it get any better for families in this Hawaiian community?

The Anahola Mountains in the distance, with a main peak known locally as Kong, have been shown in many movies, from South Pacific to Jurassic Park—but not in King Kong. From this beach park you can walk the coast for a couple miles in either direction. One way leads to Kealia Beach, the other to Papa’a Bay, via Aliomanu.

Just down from this floating pool is Pillars, a surfing spot at a historic pineapple pier. Beyond that is the Anahola Stream, an opportunity for kayakers to paddle inland. See page 69 of Kauai Trailblazer.