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Ahalanui Park

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Address: Highway 137, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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This place is an easy gentle swim. Like a giant swimming pool. Popular so lots of kids. Anyone can swim here. Warm water like a bathtub. A few fish here and there. Nice for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shivani Laura G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always take our visitors to the hot ponds for a swim. Never had them say anything other than fantastic, blissfully, refreshing or relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is an easy gentle swim. Like a giant swimming pool. Popular so lots of kids. Anyone can swim here. Warm water like a bathtub. A few fish here and there. Nice for a first time snorkel for example, very safe and calm water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Float in the warm waters. Have a picnic in the park. Float in the warm waters ..sunbathe..snorkel and admire the fish!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "pond" has hot and cold spots of water and a few fish. It is calm considering the thundering waves just outside the wall (which lets in fresh sea water). Good for supervised children. Unfortunately no changing facilities but there is some shade.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were renting a house nearby so this was a short trip for us. The park itself looked older and is in need of some maintenance. Porta-potties only. The pond has ladders and steps for entry. The water is warm which was nice. For the snorkeling, there was fish but I was expecting more. Did see a puffer fish. The... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were passing through and stopped here for a bit. Looked like a nice place to swim but we didn't. If you are able to walk across the rocks to the ocean we saw many sea turtles swimming in the waves. Really beautiful scenery and fun watching the turtles surf the waves!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is an easy day trip from Hilo or Kilaeua. I went with my two kids (11 and 16). We all liked it. Ahalanui Park is clean, safe and free. We arrived just after opening at 1pm on a Wednesday. The water is indeed clear and warm. If you bring a snorkel, you will see fish. There is no food... More 

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Haiku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is a very special place with a wonderful view and a great natural hot water "pool"area to swim in......in a park with native kamane trees and nice picnic areas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This is a large hot spring (looks like a pool surrounded by concrete) near Hilo. The day we went we got there around 9.30 and it was already fairly busy mostly with seniors. By the time we left 20 minutes later it was really busy with families and lots of small children. I just went in for a quick dip... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

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... More 

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