Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Island of Hawaii  /  Hilo  /  Coconut Island

Coconut Island, Hilo

#3 of 9 in Nature in Hilo
Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Once the site of a hospital, Coconut Island today serves as a popular beach and outdoor spot in the city. Make your way to the small island via the footbridge, grab a spot on the grass, and kick back with a picnic or a book as you sit surrounded by palm trees. Alternatively, go for a dip from one of the pint-sized beaches or explore the few remaining traces of the old hospital foundation. Be sure to bring your camera, as the island offers sweeping views of the ocean and coastline around you, as well as views across the bay to Hilo. You'll have access to picnic tables and public restrooms on the island. Take a look at our Hilo trip planning app to schedule your visit to Coconut Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Coconut Island
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Coconut Island reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
631 reviews
  • Worth a quick trip over OR laying a blanket out to look out on the beautiful bay. Real close to a lot of other attraction including the Japanese Gardens.  more »
  • There isn't much here but there is a public bathroom if you are picnicking and planning a longer stay. The location can't be beat, and there are plenty of coconut palms and other nice trees. The...  more »
  • Small little island. When you walk across the bridge to get to this island, you can see fishes like puffer fish. On the island itself, you can see little crabs scuttling around. There is also a place where people can climb up and jump down into the water.
  • Wow I was born in Hawi in 1960. the last time i was there was 1978. so i took a trip on Google maps and I don't even recognize it anymore. but Its a lot nicer now!

Plan your trip to Hilo

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.