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This highway goes from Kailua-Kona to Hilo on Hawaii's "Big Island."
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“belt road” (5 reviews)
“the big island” (25 reviews)
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"beautiful drive"
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"belt road"
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"narrow winding road"
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"queen kaahumanu"
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"nat'l park"
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"the entire island"
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"waimea"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

North 19 Diversions.. Great trip along the old road out of Waimea. Goes through forest and past ranches. An even better one is between mile posts 7 and eleven. Very tropical.

Thank KWAJT
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

To get feel for the "old" Hawaii, driving along the section of the Mamalahoa between Holualoa and Hwy 190 is worthwhile, very curvy but with interesting coffee plantations, houses and the village of Holualoa which is more authentic than many places. The rest of the...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is a narrow winding road but makes for an interesting drive. We were glad we took the time and took this road on our way back to Kona from Hilo

Thank C S
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

To avoid some of the traffic we chose this route, what a treat great views - a little longer to get to destination but worth it!

Thank Deb N
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

To most this looks like a road. Not a really good one and for the most part no shoulders. Lot’s of good reasons to avoid it.....but don’t. In the history of Hawaii all of the land was owned by the Ali’i. There were tolls to...More

Thank Keaka_Pono
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

Take some time to complete this drive. Lots of beauty and history to experience and take in. Make all the stops you can. Never tire of this route.

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

If you are in the area a drive on this road is worth your while. It is gorgeous with a narrow winding road through thick old growth of forest, and a few creeks. We had actually gotten lost and ended up on this road by...More

Thank Sue A
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

This road around the south side of the Big Island is a must drive if you love road trips. It can be a slow winding task but it is always worth it if one is not in a hurry. Enjoy the always changing views of...More

Thank GenotheViking
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Hawaii Belt Road and Mamalahoa Hwy are entwined roads the encompass the entire island Hilo to Kona to Volcano and back to Hilo Other roads of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Saddle Road ( Daniel Inouye Hwy) allows faster transportation than ever from all parts of...More

Thank Clyde T
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

If vacationing might want to schedule trips not during peak times. We also made plans after "Iron Man."

Thank Sharron R A
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