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“Great place for snorkeling and swimming!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pele's Chair

Pele's Chair
Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #195 of 464 things to do in Oahu
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Loma Linda, California
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“Great place for snorkeling and swimming!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The path to Pele's chair comes right off the path to Makapuu lighthouse. You go down into a trail within the grass and follow it all the way to a beach clearing. There were only a couple other people there so it's a pretty nice beach if you wanna get away from crowded areas. If you walk into the ocean, it gets rocky so wear some water shoes. To the left you can get to Pele's chair. There is a 5ft long log that sticks out of the rocks where you can jump in the water.

Since my wife and I were there for snorkeling, we opted to jump climb down the rocks close to where you'd jump in. There is a sandy bottom section and as you swim further out, you can see the rocks and coral. The coral here is beautiful with green and purple hues that I frankly didn't see while I was in Hanauma Bay (see my post). You can see a variety of different fish just like Hanauma Bay but not in the same volume. The inlet is protected by a line of rocks which makes for very calm waters while snorkeling. It's a wonderful spot that not many people know which is pretty nice.

Visited November 2013
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Kailua, Hawaii
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“Off the track adventure, worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

This is where the local resident go and most tourist can't find it.

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