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.
Coconut Island Reviews
Nice small island in the bay. Looking over the edge of the footbridge to the island you can see fish and turtles. more »
I stayed at a hotel nearby, so decided to walk and go. The roads to that island is amazing. Its like a small part with coconut tress with ocean views on all the sides. Great morning walk in fresh... 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!
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