"Don't look down!" is what I had to keep telling myself as I hiked, might as well been a climb, down the steep trail to Makapu'u Tidepools.

Atis and I have never been to this and we spontaneously wanted to check it out. We didn't really know how to get there, only knew that it's near the Makapu'u Lighthouse trail. While looking at Google Maps' route, it seemed inaccurate. So, we decided to find the place ourselves. Bad idea. We wound ourselves to the trail at the bottom of the lighthouse trail that led straight to Alan Davis beach. We would've been content with Alan Davis if we weren't so sold on the tide pools. And so, we agreed to listen to Google LOL!

Google said to go up the lighthouse trail for about 20 minutes; at that point, we were at the "Whale Watching" sign. We saw some people coming out of the bushes near that area and figured that's where the trail was. Went through the bushes and saw the tide pools at the very bottom of the mountain and its "trail". Being that the lighthouse trail was like a stroll, I thought the tide pools trail would be similar. Nope! I feel like I could grab a trash can lid and just slide down to our destination because that's how steep the trail was.

Eventually, we got to our objective after 15 mins of hiking down the semi-perpendicular, rubbly mountain.

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools

Just looking at the water made me so happy. My blazing exhaustion was quickly extinguished by excitement.

Divine Tio Atis Puampai Makapu'u Tidepools

Very refreshing, especially after wandering under the sun for about an hour. We definitely made use of our time and lounged around till the sun hid behind the mountains.

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools

~ RVCA Palm Crop Top and Cheeky Swim bottoms ~

Divine Tio Atis Puampai Makapu'u Tidepools

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools

Spot the humans going back up the trail...

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools

Of course I won't go in the water without my trusty rusty pink tube kekeke! And yes, it's quite deep in certain pools.

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools

Spot "A Whale of A Tail"...

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools

Divine Tio Makapu'u Tidepools


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