Hawaii Guide


The Hulopoe Beach Park, Lanai

00150 Hulopoe Beach Lanai

Lanai's Hulopoe Beach Park is a wondrous part of this little island, and can be located on the south east coast not to far from the Manele Bay boat landing which is just below the luxurious Manele Bay Hotel Lanai Hawaii . The Hulopoe Beach Park has a relatively steep shoreline which makes an ideal swimming spot, coupled with the fact it is carpeted in beautiful golden sand. Body boarding and surfing are other favourite activities along with snorkelling. Snorkeling is particularly popular due to the high number and variety of tropical fish that live in theses coral filled crystal waters. For those who are more adventurous there are off shore diving excursions.

The waters surrounding the park are also home to a marine reserve; as a result any fishing is restricted to simple hook and line from the land. Due to the presence of this marine safe house the waters are also home to stingrays and jellyfish so swimmers should not panic if they come across either of these two species.

Lanai's Hulopoe Beach is the perfect non resort / budget accommodation cheap and beautiful. This is one of the only places one can legally camp and experience a night underneath the Pacific night sky. The park itself is fitted with restrooms that have showers and running water, on top of this there are several picnic tables and barbeque sites scattered over the park's six camp sites. Permits are issued by the Lanai Company (the owners) and are often not valid for more than seven days and tents can be rented on request. Visitors to the Hulopoe Beach Park should be careful of the thorns of the Kiawe trees that inhabitant the area these thorns are tough enough to puncture a tire.

The beach itself also has access to shaded picnic areas and barbeque sites, and falls directly at the doorstep of The Manele Bay Hotel and the Lodge at Koele. Few can resist the draw of the white sands, the 70 degree waters, and the intricate tide pools that populate the area. This is truly one of Hawaii's best beaches and has been cast in the University of Maryland's yearly survey of the "Top 10 Best Beaches."