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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Denis K
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Debbie O
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Gone gone gone. Covered by Pele. Oh the tragedy! Used to be a great place to meet and greet other punatics. All gone gone gone

2  Thank twinfallspuddle
Reviewed August 6, 2018

lava engulfed it...it is no more.....you can't get to it so don't even try to go there..... so sad...... lava has taken it and the surrounding areas.....

3  Thank Roger P
Reviewed July 18, 2018

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.

3  Thank HawaiiDaveJr
Reviewed July 13, 2018

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.....

6  Thank OnsenFans
Reviewed July 13, 2018

So sorry for the loss to the locals of this amazing park. Pahoa, has lost so much...and now the hot baths. Too much.

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed July 13, 2018

My heart goes out to all the Locals. Have enjoyed my visits to Puna and the Hot Ponds and have always felt welcome. My trips to the pond at night, with my wife will always be a fond memory. A magic place is gone.

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I only visited once in March this year but it was such a special experience. Natural, low-key and relaxed. Sadly it has now been overwhelmed by lava from Kilauea.

1  Thank billtubbs
Reviewed July 12, 2018

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.

4  Thank Jeanette H
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Ashley F
February 15, 2018|
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Response from Evelina62 | Reviewed this property |
No parking fees; however, parking is limited, so you may have to wait a couple minutes for someone to pull out or drive across the road to a dirt lot to park.
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Kit S
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
OK... To set the record straight... and as a point of reference, I live here. The charm of our area is the feeling of remoteness (yet easily in reach of main amenities in Hilo) or disconnectivity (from the madness that... More
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lettetia m
February 10, 2016|
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Response from Alonsote | Reviewed this property |
Both options are good, I think H11 is nicer.
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