The precious beauty of Kaneohe Bay is timeless. Located off the northeastern coast of Oahu, on the Windward side of the island where the tradewinds blow and the land is lush green.
Framed by the steep cliffs of Nuuanu Pali, part of the majestic Ko'olau mountain range, the Bay features a barrier coral reef, fishponds, and sandbar (Ahu o Laka).
"Beauty," said the ancient philosopher Aristotle, is the gift of God."
The beautiful water, God's gift, was considered sacred by Native Hawaiians who farmed the taro plant in the bay's rich pond terraces. King Kamehameha and other ali'i spent much time fishing and swimming at Mokapu, Hawaiian for sacred place, currently a part of the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base.
Nearly 11,000 acres (45 km), the magnificent aquamarine Kaneohe Bay is Hawaii's largest sheltered body of water and is a source for fishing, recreation, and research. For those growing up or living near this precious bay, it is a miraculous source of peace and inspiration.
As humanitarian Albert Schweitzer once explained, "Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but must always participate in the swell of the ocean, so we can never experience life by ourselves, but must always share the experience of life that takes place all around us."
Everything precious in life.