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Kiholo Bay

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Address: Mile Marker 81 on Hwy. 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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beautiful bay

Kiholo Bay is spectacular, but keep in mind that there are no paved paths, it's all lava and cinder. No real sandy beaches this side of Kona

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Brooke H
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Honolulu, Hawaii

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kiholo Bay is spectacular, but keep in mind that there are no paved paths, it's all lava and cinder. No real sandy beaches this side of Kona

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Thank Brooke H
San Francisco, California
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a selfish review. Back in the day - '80s and '90s - this was a wonderful, lonely little bay. I could go down in the morning and be the only one there for hours (unless a resident or fisherman was out and about). Now, thanks to the internet, everyone and his brother knows about Kiholo Bay, and while... More 

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1 Thank DCBoomer
Milwaukee, WI
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk along the beach to a small cove area. Few people, many sea turtles, some decent snorkeling in places. Lovely.

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St. Kitts and Nevis
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is probably the worst beach ever but that doesn't stop the turtles from swimming around and even coming up to take a nap. The GPS will take you to a gate of which leads to a private hotel or something you want to go just a bit down the road and there is a parking lot. After that... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice place but I felt sorry for the poor turtles. Due to curious tourists they have no privacy, sometimes it seemed to me like chasing (everybody wants the best picture!). By the way, it's quite a walk to get to them, so be ready for that- take some water and sunscreen. The rocks are pretty sharp, so goods... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off, if you take the road between mile marker 82 and 83, the road is in very good shape. You could drive it in any vehicle. A little rocky at the end but this is not 4x4 territory. Not even close. However, the hike into the bay is not an easy stroll. This is not a great idea for... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check out the freshwater lava tube and take a flashlight, it gets dark in the tunnel and there are rocks you can bash in to. Take a stroll along the beach, past the balinese house and you should be able to spot some turtles resting on the shore. Great day at Kiholo Bay,

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Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You have to be careful not to miss the little road down to the bay from the highway. At the bay were plenty of turtles. Chilling at the beach or swimming arpund the rocks in the water. Great place to spot some sea turtles!

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1 Thank Graido
Waimea, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is a great beach but not easy to get to. You must park the car and hike at parts. But you will see many sea turtles , fishermen, and perhaps kite surfers!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

As promised there were a ton of turtles, but you have to walk along a rocky shoreline for about 1 mile to access the bay. Doable, but need correct footwear - not flipflops!

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