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Beautiful drive

A great chance to see a lush, quieter side of the Big Island. Lots of interesting little stops to... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
Vancouver, Canada
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Not to miss

Beautiful drive, narrow roads. Like traveling back in time. Wander through small towns, art... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
via mobile
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Jan 22, 2019
“Beautiful drive”
Nov 9, 2018
“Not to miss”
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Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

A great chance to see a lush, quieter side of the Big Island. Lots of interesting little stops to explore!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful drive, narrow roads. Like traveling back in time. Wander through small towns, art galleries, cafes, thrift stores. Enjoy the less touristy version of Hawaii.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Isakath
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Lots of view points. You like in another world. Worthy taking your time driving. Would recommend this part of Hawaii.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TataandPapa
Reviewed September 12, 2016

So close to Kona but a world away, walk through the little town of Holualoa and visit the art galleries - spot and have lunch at Holuakoa Cafe.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Rose-Marie G
Reviewed January 20, 2016

First the route itself is just a lovely drive with lush surroundings. There are numerous original buildings with historical background. Gives you insight into Hawaiian and Japanese development of this gallery. Some good restaurants and galleries. Won't take a whole day but we spent a...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Silly B
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Out of busy town. Great coffee (especially the bold). Friendly & knowledgeable guide. Free banana from their tree.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Hawaiitrip2015
Reviewed January 15, 2015

I picked up this historic route at Highway 180 having driven from Hilo as I was staying near Holualoa (later it merges into Highway 11 - the Beltway). It is a delightful drive, but the road does have a lot of bends and the speed...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank UKTravelover
Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you miss this drive you will not have a sense of the real big island before all the tourist development. This is old Hawaii and I hope it can be preserved.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank 4oystercatcher
Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took this route to get to another destination. The views were nice. An occasional view of the ocean. Nice foliage. The town area was nothing to write home about. I can see how at one time it may have attracted visitors but your not...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Q G
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Got it from a tourist book. Beautiful hidden gem. Nice scenic route, local cute shops and restaurants, local gems, nice people...

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Aburel
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