Tropical fish surround you as you snorkel near the shore. Perhaps you'll see a sea turtle coming up for a breath before retuning to snack on seaweed. In contrast, you can hike along the barren lava landscape and see evidence of how Native Hawaiians lived and thrived in such a seemingly harsh landscape. Wander past the fish ponds that were constructed long ago to sustain the community and today provide refuge for endangered wetland birds.
Did You Know?
Did you know, the noni tree was brought by the early Polynesians and was used as a medicinal tonic to treat digestive problems. Today, noni juice can be bought in many health food stores throughout the country.