A paddle through the pristine cobalt waters of Hawaii? What could be better?
Paddle boarding has always been a huge part of our family. It's wildly popular in Santa Barbara, and since we travel to Hawaii so often, it always seems to trail us wherever we go. Not to say that that's a bad thing... in fact, it's quite the opposite. You haven't truly seen Hawaii until you've paddle boarded through its waters, and the best place to do so is on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island - the youngest Hawaiian island.
The Big Island's Kohala Coast has the best snorkeling on earth. Seriously. Which means that, while paddling through its waters, you're sure to glimpse colorful coral everywhere you look. You can even see bright yellow tangs, a type of tropical fish, from the paddle board!
The Mauna Lani Private Beach (which does offer access to the public) is the perfect place to go paddle boarding. There's a small building just feet from the beach that rents out paddle boards, and then all you have to do is set off and into the crystal clear waters. It is a truly magical experience, one that we do nearly every day when we visit the Big Island.
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