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“Very local, very rural...water is nice if warm”
Review of Ahalanui Park

Ahalanui Park
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$189.00*
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Landscapes of Frozen Fire Adventure
Ranked #6 of 24 things to do in Pahoa
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We went here 3 times. Stayed nearby at the Castle in Hawaii vacation rental. (route 137) There is a lifeguard, showers and portable restrooms. Bring food, water and chairs if you can. Shady areas help make it a place to spend an afternoon. Pool is mostly in open sun. Once we went it was cool...then a few days later it was almost as warm as a hottub. This is nature at its best.

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you visiting volano national park or Hilo, make the journey over to this area. Its a man made swimming area fed by a natural spring that is heated by the volcano rocks deep down under. There is a small channel at one end that allows ocean water to fill it at high tide. The water is still nice and warm even when the ocean water comes in from the channel. We had a nce picnic here. The park has structures to eat under and is monitored by a lifeguard. There are nice showers to clean off when your done. A twnety minute drive from hil but its 2.5 hours from Kona. We will spend the night in Hilo town when we are spending time on the east side.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

The pool was not warm. The place was crowded. To me Ahalanui park looked like a community pool, except instead of concrete there was lava rock. The place is lovely, but the appeal was swimming in warm waters. I left to see more appealing sites.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

The park is a pretty place to explore, and the tidal pond is such a special addition. There are only porta potties, so it is best to come in your swimsuit if you plan to go in the pond. The pond is right next to the ocean (dangerous place to enter the ocean) but the ambiance could not be more pleasant. There are plenty of picnic tables and a few shelters (if it rains). Pick up a picnic in Pahoa,then take 132 to 137 (turn right onto 137) just a few miles down the road is Ahalanui, on the left.
If you continue on down 137 you come to Isaac Hale State Park where you can walk along an ocean side path, watch surfers or go for a dip. Lots of parking and picnic facilities here too.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Our kids 5 and 2 really enjoyed their first snorkeling experience in the warm pond. I was a little hesitant about a review here concerning the bacteria in the water, but it really is fine. Ask the lifeguard there if you're really concerned. There is a beach shower and covered picnic area. Highly recommend for families.

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