The Hawaii Spitting Cave is a little known tourist attraction on the paradise island of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean. The tropical island is a fantastic holiday destination that attracts tourists from all over the world but many visitors have never heard of the Spitting Cave!
The Spitting Cave is a distinctive cliff jumping and beauty spot where ocean water that rushes into the caves is ‘spat’ back out, sometimes sending an amazing cascade of water as high as 20 feet into the air. As the water is thrown back out of the cave, you can often see a rainbow form in the air above the sea.
Although the Spitting Cave is popular with cliff jumpers, it’s also a great spot to snap some idyllic pictures of the sun setting in the evening or just to relax in the sunshine during the day. In the surrounding areas, on the island of Oahu, there’s a lot to see and do as well as numerous world-class restaurants and hotels to help make your visit absolutely unforgettable.
How Do You Get To The Spitting Cave?
The Spitting Cave is located on the island of Oahu in the American state of Hawaii. The best way to get to the island in the Central Pacific is to fly directly to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), often referred to simply as Honolulu International Airport. Once you arrive at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, the main airport in Oahu, you can travel onwards by taxi to your accommodation in the city.
The Spitting Cave sits on the very Southeastern tip of Oahu at 7 Lumahai Street, Honolulu. Reaching the Spitting Cave can be a little tricky because it’s tucked away behind a quiet residential neighborhood with no obvious signs to guide you.
The easiest way to find your way to the Spitting Cave is to jump in a taxi and ask the driver to show you exactly how to access the small alleyway that leads to the Spitting Cave. After you’ve found the alley you just follow it down behind the houses towards the ocean and you’ll see the cliffs and the Spitting Cave right in front of you in a matter of moments.
Alternatively, you can catch a local bus and get off at the Hanauma Bay bus stop. From there, you simply walk down to 7 Lumahai Street and look for the alleyway that leads down to the Spitting Cave.
What Is The Best Time To Visit The Spitting Cave?
The best time to visit Oahu is between mid-March and September. There is much less rain than the rest of the year and the temperatures are pleasantly hot and ideal for beach fun, swimming and exploring the island. Daytime temperatures at this time of year range from 23 to 30 Degrees Celsius, with temperatures dipping to around 10 or 15 Degrees at night.
If you’re visiting the Spitting Cave to take some photos then it’s best to go at sunset or dawn. On the other hand, if you’re going to cliff jump or just to enjoy the ocean scenery then you can visit at any time of the day.
What Is There To Do In Oahu?
Cliff Jumping At The Spitting Cave.
If you’re a little bit of an adrenaline junky then you can’t visit Oahu without trying your hand at some cliff jumping at the infamous Spitting Cave. It’s hugely exhilarating and, although you should be careful not to injure yourself on the rocks below, it’s an exciting way to spend a part of your vacation. It’s also a good opportunity to snap some unique mid-air photos of you jumping off the cliffs into the ocean waves below.
This 6-hour private jeep tour of Oahu is the perfect way to discover the island. During the tour, you’ll visit several of the island’s top attractions including Kahala Beach, the Halona Cove, the Spitting Cave and the Secret Beach. Along the way you can enjoy complimentary snacks and cold drinks as you travel with your guide who is also a professional photographer – which means you’ll have some superb photos to remember the trip by.
To find out more about the 6-hour private jeep tour, or book your tickets, you can visit here.
Departing From Waikiki, an upmarket coastal district of Honolulu, this catamaran cruise is led by a local Hawaiian guide with a choice of leaving in the morning or at midday, whichever suits your itinerary better. During the catamaran cruise, you’ll be able to take in the remarkable scenery before going snorkeling with sea turtles and the huge range of marine life including dolphins, whales and tropical fish. You are guaranteed by the tour guide to see turtles and if you don’t you will be offered another tour for free!
The tour includes 2 free alcoholic drinks, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, a deli lunch and free use of snorkeling gear. To find out more about booking your place on a catamaran turtle tour, see here.
Eat At The Orchids Restaurant.
The Orchids restaurant has astounding sea views and provides its guests with an amazing selection of Italian-esque cuisine with a uniquely Hawaiian twist. The delicious fusion menu includes fresh seafood, grilled steak and pasta dishes. Some of the sophisticated highlights on the Orchid’s menu include Lasagnette with Kahuku prawns, scallops and avocado as well as the mouth-watering Harris Ranch Prime Beef Fillet appetizer that is served with arugula salad, parmesan, truffle aioli and mushrooms!
The Orchids restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and the hugely popular Sunday Brunch – Honolulu style!
Stay At The Kahala Resort.
Located just a short distance up the coast from the Spitting Cave, the ultra-luxury Kahala Resort is one of the top hotels on the island. With spectacular sea views, a private tropical beach, a pool, a gym, a spa and wellness center as well as several on-site eateries, including a seaside grill bar and the gourmet Hoku restaurant, Kahala Resort is the ultimate home-from-home on Oahu.
All of the rooms, suites and signature suites have superb facilities including free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge, personalized concierge service and in-room dining, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, opulent furnishings and a spacious bathroom.
During your stay, you can take part in free Hawaiian cultural classes, such as Hula Dancing and Lei Making, and make use of a free shuttle bus service to Waikiki, Kahala Mall and Ala Moana. Guests at the Kahala Resort can also enjoy morning tea and coffee in the lobby, rent bicycles to explore the coastline and access the gym and fitness center 24 hours a day.
The Kahala Resort is the ideal place to base yourself while you discover the magic of Oahu and the nearby Spitting Cave. Suitable for families, couples and solo travelers who want to treat themselves to the finest food and accommodation on the island of Oahu.