To Main Map

Bettini Gardens, Makaha

Oahu, HI
Print   Leave a comment
Bettini Gardens, Makaha, Oahu Hawaii

Description

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.

[continued...]

Photo Gallery

Click on photo to see large version
Purple bougainvillea on the hillside.
Purple bougainvillea on the hillside.
One of the buildings.
One of the buildings.
A stone and concrete bridge.
A stone and concrete bridge.
Lush vegetation and the hillside.
Lush vegetation and the hillside.
Golden trail marker.
Golden trail marker.
Stone wall along the path.
Stone wall along the path.
A tropical tree.
A tropical tree.
Cute fruit.
Cute fruit.
Little pond with island, surrounded by Norfolk pines.
Little pond with island, surrounded by Norfolk pines.
I love Norfolk pines!
I love Norfolk pines!
Cute stepping stones with animals engravings.
Cute stepping stones with animals engravings.
A cluster of Norfolk pines.
A cluster of Norfolk pines.
Papaya tree and Norfolk pines.
Papaya tree and Norfolk pines.
Stepping stones going down the hill.
Stepping stones going down the hill.
Downhill path.
Downhill path.
Sugar cane.
Sugar cane.
Mesmerizing view.
Mesmerizing view.
Banana trees.
Banana trees.
Red ginger is gorgeous!
Red ginger is gorgeous!
Purple flowers and the sea...
Purple flowers and the sea...
Going bananas!
Going bananas!
View of the Maili Beach and cute mountain ridge.
View of the Maili Beach and cute mountain ridge.
Decorative arch and golden mountain.
Decorative arch and golden mountain.
Gazebo over the walkway, and greenest grass.
Gazebo over the walkway, and greenest grass.
Fountain.
Fountain.
Beautiful sign.
Beautiful sign.
Breadfruit looks so magical.
Breadfruit looks so magical.
Thatched hut.
Thatched hut.
Plants and lime green fence, outside at Dan's Maili Shave Ice, seven minutes drive south of the gardens.
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.
Shave ice flavors at Dan's Maili Shave Ice.
Plumeria plant at Dan's Maili Shave Ice.
Plumeria plant at Dan's Maili Shave Ice.
   

Directions

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.

This is an interactive map, you can zoom and move it.

Visitor Ratings

Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.

Last Updated Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:11:13 GMT