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“warm pond for swimming or snorkling”
Review of Ahalanui Park

Ahalanui Park
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Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Pahoa
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Long Beach, Washington
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76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“warm pond for swimming or snorkling”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

A good amount of colorful fish swimming around your feet (the pond is not deep). There are outdoor showers and a lifeguard.

Visited February 2013
5 Thank HawaiiDaveJr
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Be Careful Flesh Eating Bacteria here!”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Flesh eating bacteria in this pond. Be careful! Someone has to undergo skin graft because he or in the "hot tub" here with a small cut on his leg.

Visited September 2013
8 Thank Ann C
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Austin, Texas
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90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“After hike soaks.”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We rented a house that was just a 5-10 minute drive from here. We came 'home' from a day of hiking and our neighbor suggested a quick trip to the 'hot tub'. We gave it a shot.

Not very crowded on a weekday early evening. Mix of people--young & old-- single women, families and small groups of teens. Already told to ignore the bacteria warning signs. Feels good--let's do it! Get in. The water temperature is high 80-low 90F (29-33) with occasional cooler water swirling in from the channel to the ocean. Not really hot, but warm enough to relax tired muscles. Stayed until it started getting dark. Very enjoyable and worth the short trip.

Two days later, home before dark after another day on the trails...why not hit the hot tub again?! Even less crowded but there is a group of young folks-one of whom has brought his dog and let it jump into the water. Bad move, young man! 3-4 locals immediately jump in --NO dogs--act right or go home! We ended up staying much longer than intended chatting with these local folks and others until long after dark. Signs say the 'pool' is closed at 7:00. Locals said "Fagitaboutit!". There aren't any lights here so A) bring a flashlight if you think you might stay after dark and B) the stars are AMAZING to see! C) bring the flashlight and PLAN on staying HA!

We left about 8:30-9:00---mainly because we we ready for some dinner! Our short ride home made this place a very nice addition to our Big Island experience. I probably wouldn't make the trek if we were staying anywhere too far north or west of Pahoa though.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Cynoman
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“When You Need To Relax In A Warm Pool!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I gave this refreshing Ahalanui Park with the thermal spring fed pool a very good rating because we needed to relax after a busy day of touring, but we needed to be refreshed. This was the ticket! We were all cooled off and rejuvenated- my sons were inspired to cook a great meal for my wife and me! The park at 5:30pm had less than a dozen people so you could spread out on benches and also enjoy the impressive ocean views. Go walk along the oceanwalk just beyond the pool. The park was clean and provided shade trees.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank DGC2013
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San Francisco
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Absolutely BEAUTIFUL & totally relaxing.......”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the places I have very fond memories of from my Big Island trip back in 2009. I went here EVERY single morning during the week I spent in Puna, and some afternoons after snorkeling too. The naturally warm water in the pool mixes with the colder water coming in through the vents in the rock walls surrounding the pool from the open Pacific, creating a relaxing, therapeutic experience. If you are on the Big Island, you absolutely CANNOT miss Ahalanui Park, along with Volcanoes National Park, it is one of the places that make the Big Island unique & unlike any of the other islands......go enjoy Ma Nature at her BEST!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank benbear2009
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