SNORKELING the reef off NU‘ALOLO KAI , located along the Nāpali Coast, is a magical experience. The fringing reef extends 600 feet from the valley and teems with colorful fi sh and sea creatures.
Nu‘alolo is an ancient and wildly beautiful valley once occupied by early Hawaiian settlers who established a fi shing village and lived there in near-isolation for some 800 years. Considered a signifi cant archaeological site, structural remains of the village are still visible.
Nu‘alolo is only accessible by the ocean via infl atable rafts. Book a tour with a boat or rafting company, like CAPTAIN ANDY’S, KAUA‘I SEA TOURS or NĀ PALI EXPLORER , all of which put in for snorkeling and tours of the archaeological sites.
Tours of the fi shing village include stops at the remains of a large heiau (temple) and several house sites. It is believed that some of the structures had been occupied from the 12th through the early 20th century. KAUA‘I SEA TOURS 808-335-5309 OR 800-733-7997