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Snorkelers who are learning, great place to go

Daughter and girlfriend said that this was the best beach for snorkeling overall. Easy in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brookline, New Hampshire

We ofte ngo to Puako Bay and are always stunned at its beauty. Stunning water, nice beach, lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughter and girlfriend said that this was the best beach for snorkeling overall. Easy in the water, wildlife present and not crowded.

Thank DDMartinyahoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ofte ngo to Puako Bay and are always stunned at its beauty. Stunning water, nice beach, lots of animals and fish .. always an amazing place to swim.

Thank buzzearl
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Head all the way down the road (I think it’s called Puako Road or Puako Beach Road) almost to the end and turn into the beach access right before the sign that reads “Road Ends in 500 Feet.” Park and head south to find a...More

3  Thank MidwestRoadTrips
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This beach was recommended by the owner of Motorcycle rentals in Waikoloa. They rent everything from snorkels to noodles and umbrellas. Lots of fish and clear water. Look for beach 69 I think it was, after puako and before the parking attendant at Hapuna. If...More

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a great little beach with amenities and shade. There seemed to be little houses to rent right on the beach. Very peaceful.

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Kona and made the day trip to this famous beach. It was worth the trip! Calm waters, white sand beach,and plenty of space to get some sun.

Thank Francisco G
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We were at the Fairmont Orchid hotel which is situated right at this beach. Although it is a public beach most of the people there are resort guests from what I can tell. This whole area is just stunning. If you swim beyond the lava...More

1  Thank Mushroomhater
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Puako is a small village north of Waikoloa which has typical Hawaiian houses and beautiful beaches. It is charming! At the end of the road is a beach which has ample shade and sun for the sun worshippers. It is quite rocky with black lava...More

2  Thank Ralphandralph
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Private little town of vacation and permanent residential homes. Close to resorts and beaches.Sea Turtles everywhere and great snorkeling opportunities

Thank chattycatty2003
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We stayed right across from Puako Bay so we went often to our little beach. We were able to see a lot of turtles and even whales! I was able to walk quite far out on the rocks and the kids were able to play...More

Thank RuthAnneFergie
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Becky R
28 March 2018|
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Response from Ralphandralph | Reviewed this property |
Puako is on the Big Island of Hawaii. From Honolulu it is about an hour plane ride from Kona on the Big Island north to Honolulu. The cost for the plane ride is about $100-150.
24 March 2015|
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Response from StacyFromHawaii | Reviewed this property |
No, at no time should a person who does not know the area swim at a beach that does not have life guards. Rip tides, sharp coral, sharp lava rocks, strong currents are elements of the big island's coastal waters. Even... More