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Pele's Chair

Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, HI
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Love to swim at Pele's Chair. The water is crystal clear.

Love swimming at Pele's Chair in the mornings. The water is crystal clear and it's best before the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hawaiian555
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Peaceful

Easy hike with stellar views as a reward. take time to wade in the water afterwards for a perfect... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
MsKat23
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 weeks ago
“Love to swim at Pele's Chair. The water is crystal clear.”
20 May 2016
“Peaceful”
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Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love swimming at Pele's Chair in the mornings. The water is crystal clear and it's best before the tide comes in. Bring reefwalkers and snorkels for best experience. Leave valuables in car. Place belongings on a rock high enough so when tide comes in you...More

Thank Hawaiian555
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Easy hike with stellar views as a reward. take time to wade in the water afterwards for a perfect afternnon

Thank MsKat23
Reviewed 15 July 2015

There's a lagoon just down from pele's chair where the locals like to jump in. Be careful as it's quite rocky but it's definitely worth the experience. Bring some snorkel masks too and you'll see some colorful fish swimming by your toes.

Thank HayleyNH
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

What a great natural gift of mother Pele. You can see this on the hike to Makena Lighthouse as well. Be careful as the trail can be tricky. Take water and rest breaks. Worth the hike.

Thank Mickey2go
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This place is absolutely beautiful. We had such fun hanging out near the water and snorkeling. We hiked down to the left (about a 45 minute hike which you need tennis shoes for) to the tide pools which were breathtaking. There were some neat fish...More

Thank Krista G
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

It was the highlight of our trip. It was rather quiet, compared to Waikiki. The water is super clear and calm. You feel like you're part of the sea without being battered by the huge waves. Best to drive up tho. The nearest bus is...More

1  Thank endysyah
Reviewed 2 December 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...More

5  Thank Marc S
Reviewed 27 December 2011

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

2  Thank ssmhawaii
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