Puuhonua O Honaunau Place of Refuge was an awesome quick touristy spot that I am glad we saw. The sand is the most white I have ever seen and it is completely protected. For a small fee, you can enter the grounds, listen to information sessions and explore the historical site via map. The view and scenery are amazing. I was dying to snap some pics with the Tiki men. You can not swim or hang out at this beach, but there is a beach right next door that has amazing snorkeling. No sand at this beach though, it is completely volcanic rock (kinda cool, right?). We parked in the Place of refuge and just walked over. I HIGHLY recommend snorkeling here in the morning. We were in the water by 9:00 am and guess what.....DOLPHIN! There were dolphin playing in the water and loved all the snorkelers! they would swim up to you and rub against us and our fins. It was seriously the most natural, amazing thing I have ever experienced.
Snorkeling on the volcanic rock beach right next door
This is also a protected area for Sea Turtle. We saw 2 of them floating in the bay.
What I Was Wearing
Bikini: LSpace Swim
Sunglasses: Ray Ban "Clubmaster"
Swim Cover: Closet Creep Vintage