Do take the time to travel out of town south to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (Place of Refuge). It is a fascinating and very important site in the history of the Hawaiians. The National Park is a wonderfully beautiful drive from the busy tourist area and the park land here is gorgeous and featured here is a very informative walking back into the history of the Hawaiian people. Take time to take the self-guided tour and to walk out through the park to the ocean. Along the way you will come to understand this "Place of Refuge" and why it holds special meaning for Hawaiians.
Note: Their is no snorkeling through the National Park however, it is possible to book snorkeling through a local snorkel boat company so that you can also see the underwater beauty of this very special place.
There is a $5 admission fee to the park that gives you a week of visits for very little. There are bathrooms and a small gift shop onsite. In addition, there are Park Ranger led historical interpretations twice a day that should not be missed. You may also make use of your cell phone for a self-guided tour by calling the number you receive when entering the park.
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