Kiholo Bay, Kailua-Kona

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#4 of 7 in Nature in Kailua-Kona
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  • Wonderful place, great people, we decided to do it again next year! We met so many nice folks! Kids had a blast and parents had fun, too. In love with Hawaii for sure!  more »
  • We visited here with my wife and toddler and spent about 2 hours. The views are spectacular and the rocks make for good seating area to spend some times with your toes in the water. We did not see any...  more »
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  • This was one of the highlights of our trip. Despite needing to hike quite a way to get there with the kids (hike=carrying the three year old who gets "tired" after five steps) we really enjoyed the experience. The green sand at the front of the hiking trail is really interesting. We picked it up looked at it carefully. It's like a bunch of green crystals. My girls especially loved that part. We saw a rock crab that looked exactly like the pebbles all around it and goats here and there on the path. The water in the actual bay had cold spots, but we were able to wade quite a way in knee high water. There were four turtles sunbathing and a few swimming around. We saw jumping fish, did some snorkeling, crossed the bay (that was a really rocky floor and the fish eggs freaked my girls out--they didn't want to squish the baby fish on accident with their feet.), and enjoyed the serenity and quiet of the area. It was beautiful!
  • If you park on the highway about mile marker 81 you can find the trail head and walk to the beach on a well marked path in about 30-45 minutes. However, it takes you around several private properties to get to the secluded light blue bay. The alternative is straight across the lava flow which is shorter but very challenging with a high chance of getting hurt. Alternatively, you can go to the official parking area and walk along the beach for a couple miles to the bay. I'm glad I got to see it once. It's very pretty and secluded but I don't think I would make that hike to see it again.

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