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Ahalanui Park

Address: Highway 137, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Pahoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Parks, Outdoors
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Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

How is this not a 5 star for all? This is a no brainer: Gorgeous location, varied degrees of warm, soothing water...some spots hot and some cooler Lovely. Just float and and be grateful for this unbelievable, natural gift.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Waves crash on the lava rocks in front of you while you float around in this naturally-warmed pool. Friendly locals always there and will share great area tips with you. Just go and get in, you will not be sorry. Ahhhhhh

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Awesome sea thermal pools, long drive out, to the state park, but worth it. You can Picnic there as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Loved this place - we went on a weekday and it was nearly empty (imagine a big pool with only about 8 other people there). I'd recommend bringing snorkel equipment if you've got kids- there are some fish in the pool and it's fun to swim from side to side (no, I didn't do it - just floated and relaxed... More

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San Francisco
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This thermal fed pool is an interesting place to take a dip, and watch the surging ocean from behind the protection of the sea wall. Closer to this wall, it's a jacuzzi effect. Father away, like floating in a warm bath tub. Very relaxing, especially if you have sore muscles from hiking!

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Concord, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We just loved this place when we were on Hawaii in June 2014. It is so low-key and local, I was surprised to find it on Tripadvisor. Yes, there are no bathrooms or changing rooms. Where does the money come from to support this place. I heard some millionaire originally constructed the pool and break-wall. Who knows? The only signs... More

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Woodruff, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxing dip in the pool despite hurricane damage to trees & large boulders piled everywhere. Lifeguard was very friendly and gave us info on Puna district life, especially concerning the current lava flow. Nice spot to picnic also

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I love to swim here because there is a lava vent beneath the pool that keeps it warm (not as warm as a hot tub, but cozy). However Hurricane Isele did a number on this place. I last swam there about 10 days after Isele and there is still a lot of work to do to restore it to its... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Warm ocean water sloshing in a protected tide pool, this is a great spot for families and folks of all ages. Parking is close by, although it is a bit of a drive to get there. Water temperatures vary slightly around the pond, so choose your favorite spot. Especially lovely when it's raining, as the rain tends to limit the... More

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Salinas, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very nice swimming area heated by the volcano to very warm water! Sit by the wall and feel the hot water jet out with the tide. Lifeguards on duty. Picnic tables and porta potties available. This park use to be open 24/7 but not anymore. It's now got a chain link fence and is locked up in the evenings.

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