There is a unique spot located in Kaneohe Bay that is the only one of its kind on or around the island, its perhaps one of the most popular bars on the island…it is the Kaneohe Sandbar! People have been enjoying this little piece of land in the middle of the bay for years. If you or your friends have a boat or kayak you too can enjoy this amazing relaxing spot. At low tide the sandbar is fully exposed or just barely covered and at high tide the water level reaches about waist high.
You will need to bring your own refreshments and plenty of sunblock or shade, and your own chairs, but despite those small requirements there is a lot of fun or relaxing that can be had. It is always pretty cool to be standing on soft sand while completely surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and enjoying the company of good friends. We have at times also carried the barbecue grill and during low tide grilled and held a picnic right there on the sandbar. There is also plenty of room to throw a football around or host a volleyball game.
Kaneohe Bay has been known as a breeding ground for hammerhead sharks, however they are not typically a threat to humans and no one seems to mind at all. There is also some snorkeling that can be done around the sandbar, also just off the edge of the sandbar there is a steep drop off so the more adventurous snorkelers can swim to greater depths and check out the marine life if they so choose. This is a very popular weekend spot so plan on arriving early in order to make the most out of the time between the tides. Speaking of the tides be sure to check on the times of the tides in order to maximize your experience.
So don’t wait or even hesitate, grab your friends and a boat or kayak and get out there and explore the only sandbar on the island. Make sure you bring a trash bag and take all of your trash with you when you go, we must remember to always respect the ‘aina’ (land). Oh and please do not forget your sunblock or shade and bring plenty of water you will need it!
Written by James Bredeson
Many thanks to our friends and family we reached our goal of 1000 likes on our facebook page and website. To help we ran a contest for 2 Hawaii Inter-Island Tickets from Go Airlines to be given away when this happens. We will soon be announcing the winners of our contest.
Moving forward we will be giving away inter-island tickets every 500 Likes. Also every 100 Likes we will be sending out Boxes of Chocolate, bags of coffee, and Polyad Hawaii Tours clothing for chosen winners. So please keep liking and sharing our facebook page and website.
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Aloha to all our current fans! Please SHARE and encourage your friends to LIKE us. We only have to get 9 new fans, and we’ll pick our first WINNER for TWO free inter-island round trip tickets!!
Our meeting with the Paradise Cove Executives (left to right, Keith Horita- Owner/President Paradise Cove, Sara Matsuura – Sales Manager, Brandon Briggs – Managing Director, Jamie Barut – Director of Charter Operations, JoAnn Bayne – Director of Sales Paradise Cove, Glenn Kawamura – CFO, Norman Kaneshige – VP Sales & Marketing Paradise Cove, and Frank Among – VP Sales & Marketing).
With the Alii Luau Package you create your own tour as you explore the island villages at your own pace. With so much to see, don’t forget to make time to enjoy the IMAX Theater, take a canoe tour, or the Laie tram tour.
You’ll witness the traditional uncovering of the imu (underground oven) where the main entree, kalua puaa (roast pig), has been cooking most of the day. Your dining option features a luau where you’ll receive a flower lei greeting and be treated to Hawaiian music and other exciting entertainment.
Gray Line Hawaii Polynesian Adventure Tours Ohana at the 2013 Hawaii Tourism Conference with actor/travel writer Andrew McCarthy. (Left to right, Frank Among VP Sales & Marketing, Andrew McCarthy, Sara Matsuura Sales Manager and Brandon Briggs Managing Director)
You can now buy Paradise Cove Tickets directly from us, including transportation from your Waikiki hotel.
Paradise Cove Fire Dancer
Luau is the Hawaiian word for a traditional dinner feast, with food, entertainment and fun. At Paradise Cove Luau, held on the warm sands of the beaches at Lanikuhonua, you will find no better setting. Still used by Hawaiian royalty as a weekend beach getaway to this day, the spectacular sunsets and beautiful beachfront setting will make your experience at the Paradise Cove Luau and Hawaiian Revue even more memorable.
Getting to the Paradise Cove Luau and its 12 acres of beachfront property is part of the fun. You will be picked up in Waikiki and taken out to the west side of Oahu, to Koolina, which is where the new Disney Aulani Resort as well as the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort are located. At the beachgrounds, you will be able to experience a wide variety of activities
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Aloha to everyone living in and visiting our islands. Please take the precautions because of tropical storm Flossie approaches our islands.
We’ll keep you posted here as well. Mahalo and be safe everyone!
Days after the storm was supposed to hit and Oahu barely got rain. Though very muggy and hot weather lately, we are looking forward to the trade winds picking back up.
Now thru the end of July, Kid’s go Free on the South Shore Sea Cliffs Adventure.
(1 Free Child with every paying adult).
Double Decker South Shore Sea Cliffs Adventure Tour