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If You Didn’t Know About These 12 Swimming Holes In Hawaii, They’re A Must Visit

While Hawaii certainly does not have a shortage of pristine, white sand beaches or man-made, oceanfront pools for us to choose from, occasionally we crave something a little more adventurous – like swimming holes, waterfalls, and tide pools. Last summer, we created a list of our favorite Hawaii swimming holes, and now we’re at it again. You will see some overlap in these two lists, but that’s because some spots are just too magnificent to not share twice.

Because many of these destinations are fed by ocean waves or waterfalls, it is important for us to issue a friendly warning about the risks associated with strong ocean currents, flash flooding, and leptospirosis bacteria found in many of Hawaii’s natural pools. It is advised that you check weather reports and ocean conditions before heading out for the day, and to always watch your step.

Which of these Hawaiian swimming holes is your favorite?

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.