Beach Opening Ceremony Apr. 11, 2015

Zamami Village will officially open its beaches for another season of aquatic activities on April 11, 2015.  The ceremony will begin at 11:00AM, just as Ama Beach reaches high tide.  Ama Beach, known for its resident sea turtles, is located right next to the Ama Hamlet and is the home of the beach-side Ama Campground.  Ama is a 20-minute walk along the water from the port and provides visitors with plenty of beautiful views.

Following a few rounds of speeches and remarks, there will be a “ribbon cutting.”  However, instead of a standard ribbon, Zamami makes use of vines from the gunbai hirogao plant that naturally grows along Ama Beach.  With formalities taken care of, the festivities begin with an eisa drum-dance performance by the Zamami Elementary Middle School and preschool students.  The local hula-dance group, Pilalani, will perform a few numbers as well.

Despite your desires to jump right into the azure waters at Ama, the first swim this year is reserved for the preschoolers from Zamami Village’s three islands.  After a quick dip, the preschoolers will remain the center of attention as they compete in a bare-hand fish-catching competition.  Finally, closing remarks will provide the green light for any and everyone ready to begin another year of beach activities in Zamami.

The azure waters at Ama Beach provide a tropical playground for visitors, residents, and resident sea turtles alike.

The azure waters at Ama Beach provide a tropical playground for visitors, residents, and resident sea turtles alike.

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