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Address: Highway 137, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Relax in the warm waters

Really enjoyed the warm water pond. Ocean is crashing on the outer rocks but you don't hear them in your "sanctuary" of warm water. My kids enjoyed it and hubby floated on a blow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
AJMeyer68
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Porters Lake, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Best kept secret! Large pond with lovely warm water. Great for swimming, floating, just relaxing!Approximately 45 minute drive from Hilo. Been there twice and would definately go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the warm water pond. Ocean is crashing on the outer rocks but you don't hear them in your "sanctuary" of warm water. My kids enjoyed it and hubby floated on a blow up dingy. Water is between 4-5 feet deep with a one foot submerged rock ledge around the edge to sit on. A couple picnic covered areas... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Due to the rugged shoreline on the Hilo side of the big island, this actually was our only true "dip" into the water. It is a warm spring-fed pond mixing with ocean water. We had some difficulty finding it the first time as there are not too many signs along the roads near Pahoa. It was a nice little park... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Although this was quite a long way from waikaloa, it's still worth the drive. They don't charge you anything to swim in the warm ponds and what a view. Very cool place, although you do feel dirty after getting out with the dirt on your skin, but overall, fantastic

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is my favorite place of all on Big Island. It's a wonderful relaxing park, family friendly, can have privacy, beautiful ocean experience and view. Snorkeling in a contained and safe environment, with an inlet to the ocean that refreshes the water all day. It's absolutely beautiful. Check out Mondays early AM for a local Goddess group that meets there,... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had our 80 year old father on vacation with us. Getting into the ocean was too much for him, but getting into Ahalanui Pool was perfect for him. The warm waters and fish had him giggling like a little boy. It's one of my favorite memories from my trip.

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Houston, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I was impressed that there was a lifeguard shack. Brackish water is nice and warm ( warmed by Kilauea warmed ground water springs combined with Pacific waves breaking over a protective wall) and there are quite a few little fish and eels. It's like a little park...good for all ages. Safe parking lot, Port-o-lets, and shaded picnic tables. Careful walking... More 

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silicon valley
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It is easily accessed and provides facilities. It can be busy. It is off the beaten track and maybe hard to find.

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stopped at Ahalanui after a drive down the coast, and it was a totally refreshing pick-me-up! The geothermal pool was pleasantly warm in spots, and super easy in/out via steps. Really cool vibe with lots of older folks playing the guitar, jamming on drums, and generally enjoying life. Recommended.

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Bellevue, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

nice warm pool, varying warm spots up to about 95 degrees. Decent park. a few local oddities! Even has a lifeguard!

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