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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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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Parks, Outdoors
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The park is ok in general, some nice shelters if you are having a picnic, a shower,etc. The real treat is a large pond that is heated by lava heated water that percolates in through the sandy bottom. There is a break wall on the ocean end that has a small opening that lets some salt water in as well.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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