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Kaneohe is bordered by the beautifully peaceful Kaneohe Bay and the Koolau Mountain Range. Family homes, townhouses and the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base encircle the shore of the afore mentioned Kaneohe Bay.
Residents here when can look to the Koolau Mountains and beautiful greenery in the area for some truly panoramic views. Haiku Plantations, an up market gated community, gives its residents generously sized lots of land, and is close to the Kaneohe shopping center, known as Windward Mall, as well as various other community and strip type shopping centers, cafes, restaurants, medical facilities, both private and public schools, local churches and two move theatre megaplexes. Hawaii Pacific University also has a college for further education here, which is largely designed to accommodate those wishing to take business or professional aimed courses.
About Kaneohe Bay
Kaneohe Bay has the largest sheltered water in the Hawaiian Islands. The bay stretches from the Mokoli’i to Mokapu Peninsula. The length of the bay is 8 miles while the width of the bay is 2.7 miles. The mouth opening of the bay is 4.6 miles. The depth of the water in the bay is measured at 40 feet. The bay offers a beautiful panorama on the scenery of the northeastern shore in Oahu Island. It is located in the Kane’ohe town. There are two barrier reefs in the Kane’ohe Bay. Besides, there is an extensive coral ref formation in the bay. In the Kane’ohe Bay, there are 5 islets including Ahu o Laka, Kapapa, Kekepa, Mokoli’I and MokuoLo’e. MokuoLo’e, also known as the Coconut Island is where people often organize beach parties.
The Hawaiian chiefs often use the bay as a sacred fishpond. Hammerhead sharks often visit Kane’ohe Bay. Every year, thousands of hammerhead sharks will come to the bay to breed. Because it is a breeding ground for hammerhead sharks, marine scientists like to visit it. The hammerhead sharks found in the bay are tame and not dangerous at all. If you go snorkeling in the bay, you will regularly see it. The hammerhead sharks can often be seen at the deeper part of the seawater. Once the hammerhead shark becomes an adult, it will be about 13 feet in length.
Kane’ohe Bay is protected from strong winds that are caused by trade winds. If you want to get a panoramic view of the bay, you can go to the Pali Lookout. If you stand at the Pali Lookout, you will be able to observe colorful hues of the ocean floor such as ivory, brown, blue and etc. Kane’ohe Bay has a unique sandbar. When there is low tide, you will be able to see the sandbar. If it is high tide, the sandbar will be covered up with the seawater so you won’t be able to view it. Tourists from around the world including kayakers, sailors, boaters and etc visit Kane’ohe Bay. Kane’ohe Bay is a popular camping site in the windward Oahu area. When resting on the beach, you can sit under the trees. If you want, you can rent a kayak to explore the nearby islands and islets. There are several kayak rental centers located in the nearby area.
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