Thursday, April 24, 2008
Hanamau is a large pocket beach in a breached volcanic crater. Somehow it manages to live up to its status as a natural preserve, while also preserving the ability of millions of people every year to visit (mainly to snorkel). That the reef actually manages to survive with all that human traffic is remarkable. They do require visitors to attend a short "do not touch" video before heading down to the beach - an obligation many were trying desperately to bypass.