Menehune Fishpond Overlook
Hulemalu Road, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
This lookout provides visitors with a stunning view of the ancient Menehuna fishponds built approximately 1000 years ago. Like the Menehune Ditch, these fishponds were purported to have been miraculously built overnight by the legendary Menehuna people (leprechaun-like beings), thought to be the first inhabitants of the island. Supposedly, the Menehuna formed a human chain 25-miles long, passing stones from hand to hand all the way to the ponds’ building site. These tranquil fishponds in the midst of Kauai’s dense tropical greenery are not only stunning examples of prehistoric aquaculture, but they’re also exceedingly beautiful to behold.