Ahalanui Park

Ahalanui Park, Pahoa: Address, Phone Number, Ahalanui Park Reviews: 4/5

Ahalanui Park
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Denis K
Palm Springs, CA14 contributions
Sep 2017
My wife and I loved this special place when we vacationed in Hawaii last year. A large, clear pond warmed by geothermal heat and protected from the ocean surf by a rock reef. It was such a mellow atmosphere with people just happily floating in the warm, soft waters. I saw colorful reef fish when I snorkeled there too. But, as others have said, the latest volcano has wiped it off the map. Maybe there's another place like this on the Big Island...
Written August 27, 2018
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OnsenFans
Hawaii60 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Was holding my breath that Hot Ponds would be spared. Very sad to know that we can never swim at Ahalanui again. Thank you to the awesome lifeguards and mellow people here over the years. One of the best places in the world....gone forever.....
Written July 14, 2018
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Jeanette H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States38 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Unfortunately the thermal pool and this park were just covered by lava yesterday, so don't exist anymore.

The 5 stars are in memory for how nice it was.
Written July 12, 2018
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jus meeh
Hawaii1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Solo
Ahalanui Beach Park is now another memory that I will always remember. It is no longer in existence due to the 2018 lava flow. Advertising of this place needs to be taken down so that Tourists don’t waste their time driving to nowhere. For the longest time, I’ve always called it Millionaires Pond, now I have to ask around why ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Written September 9, 2021
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Ann C
Kailua-Kona, HI19 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
Flesh eating bacteria in this pond. Be careful! Someone has to undergo skin graft because he or in the "hot tub" here with a small cut on his leg.
Written September 29, 2013
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Dave C
Long Beach, WA198 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The eruption of the volcano on the Big Island has not only destroyed hundreds of homes and disrupted 1000s of lives but ALSO COMPLETELY BURIED AHALANUI PARK.
Written July 18, 2018
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kshikn
Kansas247 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
This sounded like a really neat place and has the potential to be gorgeous. However we were disappointed and almost sickened by the filth. The parking lot was packed and some of the people hanging around were scary. Then the "pool" was full of people, dirty underwear, clothes, deflated toys, floating trash, etc. The edges of the pool were covered with trash and discarded clothes. . We could not leave fast enough. Very sad since it was a place of natural beauty that had been trashed by humans. Perhaps more patrolling would help get this are under control. We also went on a weekend which could have made the situation worse.
Written June 9, 2016
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Debbie O
New Jersey173 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
My son and I visited here 2 years ago and spent a wonderful afternoon swimming in this magical place. The residents were wonderful to meet. It is a special memory for ys.

I'm glad we had this wonderful experience and so incredibly sad that it is no more.
Written August 9, 2018
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echo8kilo
266 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Go in at own risk. Geothermal pool sounds interesting however the number of dirty diapers on the side of the "pool" and those still attached to infants in the water stopped me dead in my tracks. Warning signs advise you not to go in with open sores or wounds. Water is "flushed" through an opening cut at the ocean end of the pool however when I was there the flow was not even remotely close enough to keep a clean level in and out of the pool. I'm no germaphobe having spent a vast majority of my life living in remote locations via the military but there is no award I would have accepted for bravery to get in that pool. Stick you finger in to get a feel for it then promptly wash it. Parking is minimal at best with several cars there just selling trinkets taking up spots.
Written May 18, 2016
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DempsterDiver
Pahoa, HI4 contributions
Mar 2012 • Friends
I live near the ponds and go there only when we have visitors who have heard about it and want to give it a try. It is very crowded on afternoon summer days and small children are using it as a toilet. If you look at the bottom of the pond with a face mask or swim goggles, you will see what I mean. Very high nutrient.

If you want to do a favor for the beautiful spot, you could contact the Parks and Recreation organization for Hawaii County and lobby for a proper toilet/shower facility that will encourage parents to take their children there to use the bathroom. The current porta-potties are a nightmare, and if you use them, you will see why everyone avoids them. The "shower" is a cold water hose attached to a pipe, but I recommend you use it after swimming.

I only go there after the high tide of the day has swept out the pond. The higher the tide the better. In my experience, about every tenth time I go it is chilly. I have not discovered how to predict the temperature.
Written September 20, 2012
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