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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your looking for a decent coastal hike/nature walk that is close to all Kona Resorts, this would be the best. Most hiking is far north of the island but this place is easy to get to via taxi or uber if you don't have...More

Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not going to try and complicate or entangle a review of such a serene and peaceful place with a lot of verbiage that could never impart the feeling it conjures. Small, tranquil and beautiful beyond description. Go experience it for yourself.

Thank Claude P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent examples of Hawaiian history. You may see monk seals at certain times of the year. Excellently preserved fish ponds, grinding stones and agriculture areas. As everywhere in sunny Hawaii: take water, hat, sunscreen and be ready for wind.

Thank debkami
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The best part of the National Park is the quiet beach down by the ancient fish trap. We were able to snorkel and see some sea turtles and reef fish. We were able to walk out to the fish trap with ease, but, the water...More

1  Thank Brian O
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Two spots to park when visiting this National Park. We first stopped by the visitors center and they had a hula dance class going on, which was cool to see. Then the trail to the beach is ~1 mile long, and in the hot, clear...More

1  Thank BrianAO98
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a small beach with plenty of parking, shade trees and quite a lot of historical importance for local Hawaiians. The walk along the edge of the beach is near many rock pools and sections of sand on which turtles were abundant the day...More

1  Thank 367john
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Glad that we were able to visit this park before the volcano erupted. The park rangers are very informative. We were able to stay for the evening viewing and see small eruptions happening. There's a small cafe not connected to the visitors center that is...More

1  Thank banaggy
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Wow, it’s really the best place to do snorkeling on BI....the scenery is just amazing..the variety of fish and being able to swim with green turtles..perfect for the family

Thank Martin V
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Its a beautiful place but there are no facilities or services so if you're going there you have to take everything with you including water, snacks, chairs, umbrella etc, especially if you have young kids. Not much to do except paddle around in shallow rock...More

1  Thank Gitanjali S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Visiting this super historical site is always a pleasure. But, this time it was even more special because of all the local volunteers giving demonstrations and teaching Hawaiian crafts. We got to make leis, headbands, flutes and even paddle a long canoe in the bay...More

Thank Cheryl L
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Mark I
25 July 2017|
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Response from pikake1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel there
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Debbie T
19 May 2017|
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Response from jo m | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We had a hire car.
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Thomas H
7 September 2016|
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Response from Shelley P | Reviewed this property |
We parked at the end of the marina. It is a short walk to the beach where the turtles are. On that trail is a fork, take the left one.
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