One Of Hawaii’s Last Remaining Freshwater Springs Is Hiding In Plain Sight

The Hawaiian Islands may be small when it comes to landmass, but the eight main islands are home to countless hidden gems and natural wonders just waiting to be discovered. One such gem is hiding on Oahu’s southeastern coast in Hawaii Kai. This is the Kanewai Spring, and it is not only a gorgeous oasis with sparkling crystalline water, but it is one of Hawaii’s last remaining freshwater springs.

Let’s take a closer look at this serene slice of paradise:

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For more information about this freshwater spring, its importance in Hawaiian culture, and preservation efforts click here — or watch this video uploaded by the Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center:

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