Ahalanui County Beach Park
The warm ponds are a great place to hang out at any time, including when it's cold and rainy. There are also tide pools nearby. Wednesdays a lot of musicians come to play in the pavilion there.
Man made, volcanically heated swim pond. Not "hot", just warm. Lifeguards on duty in the day. Usually food trucks, music and lots of things going on. Park closes at sunset and parking can be tricky, but its a not to be missed spot.
Soak in a warm spring that flows into the ocean (closed Wednesdays) this is one of several stops you can fit into a busy day along with the tidal pools, Issac Hale State Park, Lava Tree and more
It’s only 1.5 miles away, but you will want to drive. It’s often hot; there’s no sidewalk; and you will want to bring gear & a lunch. A restorative, geothermal hot pond where you can snorkel, swim, sunbathe, watch the surf and surfers. Outdoor shower to rinse, picnic tables, & bathrooms. Mesmerizing…
“The Kapoho Tide Pools, about one hour away from Volcano, are one of the most amazing places to snorkel on the Big Island. To find them use your GPS (Google or Apple). It will take you to a private road (Kapoho Kai Drive) where signage will direct you where to park. Then take a 5 to 10 minute flat stroll through a beautiful neighborhood until you hit some trees and a trail leading to the water. The pools are incredible - they are crystal clear and there is a remarkable diversity of sea life for you to explore. Please consider wearing a reef friendly sunscreen - the sea life will thank you for it! ”
“PAHOA - Innovative Hawaiian-style Asian-American dishes served in a funky, relaxed space with live music”
“Spooky and beautiful, MacKenzie State Park a 13-acre recreation area perched on the jagged lava sea cliffs along the Red Road. The signature feature of the park is the largest stand of ironwood trees in the Hawaiian islands and the main attraction is experiencing the raw power of the waves along the sea cliffs. There are restrooms and a covered picnic pavilion. Camping is not advised and rogue waves are extremely dangerous so please heed the numerous danger signs. Park entrance is free but entry into lava tubes or caves is prohibited.”
“Italian cute little cozy restaurant. Get there early or you wont get in and service will be terrible.”