TOP 10. Most Beautiful Small Towns in Hawaii
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TOP 10. Most Beautiful Small Towns in Hawaii: Haleiwa Oahu, Naalehu Hawaii County, Naalehu Hawaii County, Hawi Big Island, Hanalei Kauai, Lahaina Maui, Paia Maui, Honokaa Hawaii. Lanai City Lanai, Kaunakakai Molokai
Punaluu black sand beach park big island Hawaii
Punaluu Black Sand Beach. Have you ever seen a beach with black sand? Because of constant volcanic activity, you'll find white sands and black sands on the island of Hawaii. Located on the southeastern Kau coast, Punaluu Black Sand Beach is one of the most famous black sand beaches in Hawaii. Located between the towns of Pahala and Naalehu in Kau, Punaluu Black Sand Beach's jet black shores are an unforgettable sight. Coconut palms fringe the upper edge of sand and you may also discover large honu, (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles), basking on the beach. Although it may be tempting, do not touch these protected turtles and do not remove any black sand from the beach. Although swimming isn't ideal, there is a picnic area and restroom facilities so you can have lunch while you experience the unique feeling of black sand between your toes. Punalu’u beach is the most famous black sand beach of Hawaii and is also known as just ‘Black Sand Beach’. Besides the obvious black sands, another reason for the popularity of this beach is that you can often see endangered Hawksbill turtles and green turtles basking in the sun on the beach!
Punalu’u is an expansive and easily accessible black sand beach on the Big Island. It is a great place to go for swimming, snorkeling, a (short) coastal hike, camping (with permit), or a picnic.
Hawaii coconut plantations, Big Island, Hawaii, United States, North America
The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family) and the only species of the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the whole coconut palm or the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. The spelling cocoanut is an archaic form of the word. The term is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish word coco meaning head or skull, from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features. Coconuts are known for their great versatility, as evidenced by many traditional uses, ranging from food to cosmetics. They form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are distinct from other fruits for their large quantity of water, and when immature, they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for their potable coconut water. When mature, they still contain some water and can be used as seednuts or processed to give oil from the kernel, charcoal from the hard shell, and coir from the fibrous husk. The endosperm is initially in its nuclear phase suspended within the coconut water. As development continues, cellular layers of endosperm deposit along the walls of the coconut, becoming the edible coconut flesh. When dried, the coconut flesh is called copra. The oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking and frying, as well as in soaps and cosmetics. The husks and leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decorating. The coconut also has cultural and religious significance in certain societies, particularly in India, where it is used in Hindu rituals. Cocos nucifera is a large palm, growing up to 30 m (98 ft) tall, with pinnate leaves 4–6 m (13–20 ft) long, and pinnae 60–90 cm long; old leaves break away cleanly, leaving the trunk smooth. Coconuts are generally classified into two general types: tall and dwarf. On fertile soil, a tall coconut palm tree can yield up to 75 fruits per year, but more often yields less than 30, mainly due to poor cultural practices. Given proper care and growing conditions, coconut palms produce their first fruit in six to ten years, taking 15 – 20 years to reach peak production. Botanically, the coconut fruit is a drupe, not a true nut. Like other fruits, it has three layers: the exocarp, mesocarp, and endocarp. The exocarp and mesocarp make up the husk of the coconut. Coconuts sold in the shops of nontropical countries often have had the exocarp (outermost layer) removed. The mesocarp is composed of a fiber, called coir, which has many traditional and commercial uses. The shell has three germination pores (micropyles) or eyes that are clearly visible on its outside surface once the husk is removed. A full-sized coconut weighs about 1.44 kg (3.2 lb). It takes around 6,000 full-grown coconuts to produce a tonne of copra. The origin of the plant is, after many decades, still the subject of debate. It has generally been accepted that the coconut originated in the Indian-Indonesia region and float-distributed itself around the world by riding ocean currents. The similarities of the local names in the Malay-Indonesian region is also cited as evidence that the plant originated in the region. For example, the Polynesian and Melanesian term niu and the Philippine and Guamese term niyog is said be based on the Malay word nyiur or nyior. O.F. Cook was one of the earliest modern researchers to draw conclusions about the location of origin of Cocos nucifera based on its current-day worldwide distribution. He hypothesized that the coconut originated in the Americas, based on his belief that American coconut populations predated European contact and because he considered pan-tropical distribution by ocean currents improbable. Thor Heyerdahl later used this as one part of his hypothesis to support his theory that the Pacific Islanders originated as two migration streams from the Canadian Pacific coast (themselves recent migrants from Asia) to Hawaii, and on to Tahiti and New Zealand in a series of hops, and another migration from South America via sailing balsa-wood rafts.
Hawaii The Big Island
Video of a trip taken to the big island of Hawaii during the summer of 2011.
South Point Cliff Jumping, Big Island - Hawaii, Southern most point of the US.
This is a video of South Point on the Big island of Hawaii. Also known as Ka Lae, the southern most point in the United States. Enjoy this video of people jumping of the cliff.
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Pahoa & Keaau - Puna - Big Island of Hawaii
A Clark Realty community lifestyle video about the towns of Pahoa and Keaau in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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365 Adventure-Hawaii Volcano National Park, Kahuku Unit
While the main Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is closed, the Kahuku Unit of the park located west of the park is open for exploring and learning about Hawaii Island's volcanic geology. We take you to the park (which has been open since 2013!) to show you the various trails and things to do.
If you want to see more things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii, please visit my website at 365Kona.com or 365 Things to Do in Kona on Facebook.
White Road, Waimea . Big Island Hawaii
Traveling Big Island, White Road hike to the flume water slides with the best of friends, enjoy.
music: Where You Wanna Be by Charles William
Wild Pigs Inside Pu'u Wa'aWa'a Ranch
Damned Pigs!!! I wish I had the Rifle!
Road Trip to Milolii Beach Lots Subdivision from Highway 11 in South Kona on the Big Island of Hawai
Road trip to Milolii Beach Lots, actually a little less than 10 minutes instead of the 5 or 6 minutes I spoke of in the beginning of the video. Many people don't like the windy road but it is not really that bad in my opinion and if I had one of those new Hybrid vehicles, I would be charging my batteries all the way down. If you would like to see more informative videos and pictures, properties for sale and interesting things and places to see and do visit my website at jimshawaii.com 808 854-6040