Bettini Gardens, Makaha

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Bettini Gardens, Makaha
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Bettini Gardens is a tropical garden behind a medical center called Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health and Ka'aha'aina Cafe. It features short trails on a hillside, with a towering yellow mountain above, and ocean views. The blue of the ocean behind the bright green tropical trees is just lovely. Check out all the different types of plants: papaya trees, red ginger, white ginger, aloe, sugar cane, banana trees, and Norfolk pines. There is a statue, plus stepping stones with animal engravings, stone walls, and a stream lined with lush plants. Stay on the trails because some of the ground that looks like dirt is crazy mud!

A seven minute drive south, check out Dan's Maili Shave Ice, a humble place where you can sit on picnic tables outside by a colorful lime-green fence and plumeria plants, and eat delicious lychee shave ice! Ask for less syrup than usual. Buy some mango or banana bread to take home for the next morning. And some butter mochi- amazing!
11 minutes drive north, go for a swim at beautiful Hawaiian Princess Beach.
For kids there's a wonderful calm swimming area called Pokai Beach Park, three minutes drive north.

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Purple bougainvillea on the hillside.

One of the buildings.

A stone and concrete bridge.

Lush vegetation and the hillside.

Golden trail marker.

Stone wall along the path.

A tropical tree.

Cute fruit.

Little pond with island, surrounded by Norfolk pines.

I love Norfolk pines!

Cute stepping stones with animals engravings.

A cluster of Norfolk pines.

Papaya tree and Norfolk pines.

Stepping stones going down the hill.

Downhill path.

Sugar cane.

Mesmerizing view.

Banana trees.

Red ginger is gorgeous!

Purple flowers and the sea...

Going bananas!

View of the Maili Beach and cute mountain ridge.

Decorative arch and golden mountain.

Gazebo over the walkway, and greenest grass.


Beautiful sign.

Breadfruit looks so magical.

Thatched hut.

Plants and lime green fence, outside at Dan's Maili Shave Ice, seven minutes drive south of the gardens.

Shave ice flavors at Dan's Maili Shave Ice.

Plumeria plant at Dan's Maili Shave Ice.


Bettini Gardens are located behind a medical center called Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health and the Ka'aha'aina Cafe, at 86-260 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792. Pull into the steep driveway for the medical center. There is parking for the medical center which you can use, since the gardens are part of the medical center.
Entrance is free.
Dan's Maili Shave Ice, 87-139 Hookele St, Waianae, HI 96792.


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