Miloli'i (Milolii)

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Michael F
Toronto, Canada448 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Drove here to see fishermen in old style form. Also to see old fishing village. Enjoyed it. The drive down through the lava flow was worth it. Lots to see.
Written February 3, 2020
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Ben & Josee
Comox, Canada531 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
We visited the second beach at Miloli'i. It was a black sand beach, spectacular setting, good snorkelling and great swimming. Easy access to the beach once you reach it. Go to the end of the road, when you reach the volleyball court and yellow church you are there. Drive through the village slowly and be friendly - the locals were very friendly with us but apparently some tourists drive fast and act snobby and receive the treatment they deserve! Walk to the right of the yellow church, ignore the 'don't trespass' signs as they aren't meant for tourists. Walk about five minutes and you'll see a little cove, sandy beach - nice but don't bother stopping! Walk to the far end, follow the yellow paint and take another 15 minute walk through the lava and forest - you'll reach the beach and it is worth it! Beautiful and secluded - we spent our time there and had the beach to ourselves!
Written January 14, 2014
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onakatiya
seattle wa2 contributions
Feb 2013 • Family
I have been twice to Miolii. The first time was in 2006 on our way back from HIlo I wanted to find the park to have a lunch at and maybe take a dip. If you are not familiar with the town it can be very initimidating as it is the opposite of the fancy and overly developed hotels north of Kona town. What I did not know then is that the state park/beach and tide/fishing pool are at the end of the road. The first time we found what we thought was a park with an ocean view but it must have been someones land - we managed to have a picnic but did not make it to the park. Ignore the no tresspassing signs and keep going until you find the little church. all the beach there is open to the publlic and very safe during most weather do to the tide pool. If you walk another half mile past the church you will find a nearly uninhabited black sand beach with good snorkeling - but ask the locals about the swell before you go in there just in case. There are no services here - no restaurant, bank or store - get your supplies in Kona. You will however never see much for other tourist and if you have the Aloha spirit you might make some friends with the locals.

However any one who has the audacity to complain about the poverty in this neighborhood needs to have their head examined or a least a basic history lesson in Hawaiian history. Did you know that most of the land was literally stolen from the natives by the sugar barons in the 1800s when the over threw the monarchy?? did you know that a more recent effort to right this wrong and give land back to the native poplulation meant giving only volcano fields that are in hospitable and non farmable to the natives and not the good land?? so shame on you if you blame these humble native Miolii folk for the state of their neighborhood. Blame instead the shameful history of hawaii.
Written January 14, 2014
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BeachCalifornia
California14 contributions
Jan 2020
Miloli'i gets listed as a Hawaiian Fishing village. There's really nothing there after a 5 mile drive down from 1500 ft to sea level. The roads are far from good and the local Hawaiians that live there don't need looky loos staring at their homes. Miloli'i is at least 20 minutes South of Captain Cook and is very isolated. Rented from Southern Belle on Kai Ave and it was not fun. Nice view, nice house. No provision for garbage collection with tenant expected to haul it to the local waste facility, aka dump. Cockroaches and geckos in the car are not my idea of fun. The water is not treated for human consumption and u must buy water to bring there. Location is 1.5 hrs from Kailua airport and almost that to town. Small stores with limited turnover of merchandise and much higher prices are within 30- 45 minutes away.
Written February 11, 2020
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Bobby1234529099
Antioch, CA1 contribution
Apr 2013 • Friends
Not recommended for any one, I locked the doors. The neighborhood is very unkept, wrecked cars, Pitt bulls tied up to trees and starving dogs. Sad, very poor neighborhood.
Written April 20, 2013
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Getaway116819
San Antonio, TX12 contributions
May 2015 • Family
Drove all the way down only to feel soooo uncomfortable that I didn't get out of my car. I was then followed by four cars, almost felt unwanted.
Written May 28, 2015
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cherylavocado
escondido42 contributions
Jul 2014 • Business
This area is an hour south of Kona but quiet, great snorkeling in Papa Bay and humpback whales are there December through mid march. There are hiking trails, kayak down to Honomolino beach. There are tide pools in the little town on the right side of the road, park at the community center and hike 15 minutes to Honmolino - aquiet beach great for snorkeling and fishing. You can fish off any lava cliff down here. The sunsets are phenomenal from your rental house. There is evn a hikin trail over by the bay - I believe it is called the Kings Trail. Shop for food before you stay down there cuz the nearest grocery store is 35 minutes away. The area is striking with black lava against the blue ocean, there are many vacation rentals down there but check out 500867 on flipkey as that is my favorite or Fantastic Sunsets at Makai Hideaway. In the last ten years big resorts came in and wanted to build here but the village managed to stop- them- that's the beauty of this area. It's not for everyone as the road from the highway is well- paved but winds down 1500 feet to sea level. It might bother people from Kansas but I love the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean coming down the hill. Since it takes 6 hours to tour the whole island , Milolii is in the middle and only an hour and 15 mintes to volcano. Check it out! It is a gem of an area. If you are into nightclubs, stay in Kona, but Kona dies at about 10 o'clock at night.
Written November 17, 2014
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rtcj96
Philadelphia, PA4 contributions
Jan 2014 • Family
The second beach at Miloli'i is about a fifteen minute trek through a shady lava-field path. The drive down the slope can be a little intimidating, but the end result is definitely worth it. To get there, go all the way to the end of Miloli'i Road, park by the yellow church, and continue down the path by the sign that says "Honomolino/Okoe Bay." After a bit of a walk, you'll find yourself on an amazing black sand beach. It is absolutely stunning! When we were there, there was never more than four other people, so it was very secluded and peaceful. The water was clear and calm, perfect for snorkeling along the many beautiful reefs, which were full of colorful fish, urchins, and even a few small eels. It was the picturesque Hawaiian beach. The locals seemed very nice and waved as we passed. Overall, the beach was stunning and could not have been a more fun and relaxing way to spend our day.
Written March 18, 2014
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John T
Tulsa, OK123 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
Beware. Danger Will Robinson. Save yourself. Do you see a theme?? Our friends rented a very nice home in a very very very remote place, Milolii. The colony-outpost-fort is a smattering of homes magically created in fields of rough lava. We never found a point to enter the water in a week.
The 1 1/2 drive to the outskirts of Kona-Kiluea soon became an almost impossible hurdle to convince ourselves to attempt. The permanent residents must have a different take on life because I would be bouncing from the nearest telephone pole if forced to reside there for any length of time.

You might like rugged desolation but at the lowest level of this outpost it is hard to enjoy the lava fields in all directions. Several permanent residents rejoiced in the low cost to buy a lot and build but it would be punishment for many people to be so isolated. The big Island has many places to see so don't seclude yourself behind the countless switchbacks required to make it to the main road. a grueling week.
Written March 4, 2014
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carlathemom
Coos Bay54 contributions
In many of the guidebooks, Milolii is ranked as unfriendly. This was not our experience at all. This "village" is more like a neighborhood with an increasing number of vacation homes being built. It is located in a massive lava field and quite isolated. So if you are looking for a "get away from it all" location, this is the perfect spot. Our vacation home was literally right on the ocean - waves crashing around us. It was spectacular!. At the end of the neighborhood is a short 15 minute walk to a beautiful salt and pepper beach. Once again quite private. The owner of the home did ask to be respectful of the residents - not parking on their property to go to the beach, driving slowly through the neighborhood in order to be mindful of the children, etc. I certainly would not discourage anyone from visiting here. Forget what the guidebooks say.
Written February 10, 2008
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