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Kiholo Bay

Mile Marker 81 on Hwy. 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Mile Marker 81 on Hwy. 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

read all the reviews relating how turtles are everywhere. we saw one. its a nice spot .not one of the high points we saw. we came around 9 am ,no one was around,had high hopes of many turtles but only one was there. queens bath...More

Thank Sharron i
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

We found Kiholo Bay easily using our rental car GPS, followed the beach walked for about 30 minutes to the right and then BAM! 100's of turtles.

1  Thank Pip W
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Go in the morning to see the most turtles. See them up close with their numbers on their backs. Free to enter, short walk to beach with turtles.

1  Thank NorCal-traveler08
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Lovely spot to swim with and observe sea turtles. They sleep on the beach of the peninsula of the lagood, which is a quick swim to get to. Emerald slightly murky water isn't the best for snorkeling but easy to see turtles in. The further...More

Thank everlast64
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Not too great to get too, but worth it. Turtles, cook water changes, and very different landscape. Fun to swim to the little island. Can snorkel with the turtles, but water in places is not real clear.

Thank red4x4
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

So glad we went to Kiholo Bay! The hike to the beach is lovely. We unexpectedly saw goats! It’s a simple hike that could easily be done in Keens or sneakers. I wouldn’t do it in sneakers in case it’s been raining, plus once you...More

Thank travel193
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

I have never seen so many turtles in one place, swimming in through the channel from the ocean to the fishpond built by King Kamehameha. The fishpond is private but you can see the turtles swimming in through the channel and spend time on the...More

1  Thank voyou
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Kiholo Bay is a home for big turtles. They absolutely line the entire beach. Try not to disturb them.

1  Thank luvinheart
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Pretty incredible place. It's a bit rougher seas on this side so not the best swimming, but such a beautiful location. You will likely see turtles resting on the beach. It's a quiet place - nice for a picnic lunch or nap en route to...More

Thank Agent17Sparkle
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Great little day trip to go see so many turtles, swim near them, and explore the tide pools or relax on the rocks/beach. Feels secluded and private with just a few other people. Bring snorkeling gear! Follow previous reviews detailing the relatively easy hike to...More

Thank garywuyang
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Honu_Ohana
February 9, 2016|
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Response from Alohikea | Reviewed this property |
It only took is 20-30 minutes to walk down.
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Warren M
November 22, 2015|
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Response from Barb C | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others I think you should drive the car down the dirt road it is bumpy we drive a Honda CRV and had no problem but I would not leave it on the road
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Swimmy128
August 22, 2015|
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Response from reller221 | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a pull out area on the side of the highway and hiked in. There are a handful of houses in the area, but it's pretty remote. I don't recall in food shacks or shops.
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