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Swimming to Chinaman’s Hat (Mokoli’i)

As mentioned in my Oahu Favorites post, one of the best things to do is swim out to Chinaman’s hat (Mokoli’i) on the east side of the island. With water shoes and at low tide you can walk from the beach area out to the small island. At low tide the water will be about waist high. However, I highly recommend bringing a kayak, boogie board, paddle board,  floats and/or fins. The swim is best recommended for people who are experienced…

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Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge

Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge

Most people head over to Hanauma Bay to snorkel, but one of the coolest costal spots on island is right around the corner: Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge. Before heading down to the bay to swim, follow the paved road to the right of the “Hanauma Bay” entrance sign. Yes, it’s gated with a ‘no trespassing’ sign so go at your own discretion. The hike is only about a mile or two but bring lots of water as there is zero shade.…

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Koko Head Arch

Koko Head Arch

If you read my Koko Head Crater post you probably think this is another murder hike. On the contrary, this is actually a short and sweet hike with equally impressive views. The Koko Head Arch trail head is located across from Halona Blowhole on the east side of the island.  Park there then cross the street and hop over the guard rail at mile marker 15. From there: Climb up the rocks until you’re on a flat surface. You’ll be…

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