One of the highlights of our honeymoon was snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. The beach and views were GORGEOUS. Although this is a tourist area, it was very well done - after paying your admission, you have to watch a short movie to learn how to respect the park and the underwater ecosystem. (No feeding the fish or standing on the reef!)
Snorkeling here was a little different than the snorkeling I've done in the past. I've always snorkeled off of boats in deep water and here you snorkel directly off the beach. It's a little challenging in such shallow water (I was afraid I'd accidently kick the reef!), but once you get the hang of it, it's amazing. We saw so many different fish and because the water was shallow, you could practically reach out and touch them. (I didn't!)
I know we're hard to resist, but hands off! We're taken!
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a! (or Reef Triggerfish - the state fish of Hawaii)
Believe it or not, folks, that's the last Hawaii post! (I can't believe there were 14 chapters to this crazy business trip/vacation/wedding/honeymoon story!) Oahu was definitely the most beautiful place Larry and I have ever been. I'd love to check out the other islands someday...and next time I won't have to pack a wedding dress!
Mahalo Hawaii, for an unforgettable trip!