One of our favorite beaches to go to while in Hawaii was Makapu’u Beach. It has gorgeous white sand, black lava rocks and little tide pools which are perfect for snorkeling. It also offers stunning views of Makapu’u Point, which Todd and I hiked at sunset, and its lighthouse. While the beach is small and secluded, it’s known for its rip currents and powerful shore breaks so it was great for body surfing or boogie boarding. In fact, most of the people that were there were locals. The first day was overcast and cloudy, and as we were walking down to the beach it began to rain! But we were determined to make the most out of it and later all agreed that swimming in the ocean while it was raining was one of the highlights of our trip! That same day while we were waiting for the right wave to come, out pops a seal a couple yards away. It was so close to some of the riders they could have reached out and touched it. Everyone was in awe watching it bob up and down, in and out of the ocean.
The tropical print of this swimsuit could not have been more fitting for the location! I love the retro cut, and the high-waisted bottoms with ruched sides are so flattering! Plus, its style name is “Hot & Gold” which I took as a nod to Katy Perry’s song, “Hot N Cold” and her limitless supply of vintage bikinis. Anything Katy, I’m sold.