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“Where the locals go to watch sunset”

Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area
Ranked #28 of 140 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

This is really close to town at the end of the road on the north side of Kona. I spent much of the time sitting on the rocks enjoying the surf crashing in. I also sat in a tidal pool and every so often a big wave would bring in refreshing new water. Take a stroll down the beach the length of the old runway. It was not crowded and I was here on a holiday. The park is free, well kept, clean and with basic facilities. Most of all it's not crowded.

My favorite thing to do here is WATCH THE SUNSET, no worries, just hanging loose.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

We picked up some Thai food and wanted to eat outdoors, so I looked on a map of nearby places and found this. It's a Monday at lunch time, and while there are about 20 cars here, this place is so massive that it feels like you're all alone. Lots of picnic benches to enjoy some food and crashing waves.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Unless you book your Hawaiian vacation through a 'think of it all' travel agency - here's one little known 'jewel' you absolutely must experience: a pick up & proper 'Aloha' from BOBBY at Kings Taxi Co. (808) 895-2444 - if flying into KOA Kona Airport - on the big Island of Hawaii. I am in no way or form affiliated with the company - in fact I've never recommended a taxi or shuttle service ever. I just sincerely believe had it not been for Bobby and his hospitality, I would have missed a true Hawaiian experience - one that was worth it's weight in gold.

He (Bobby) meets you personally at the airport with handmade lei's - of which he makes himself on his way to pick you up! Instantly, you feel the graciousness of the island's hospitality, as he willingly lets you in on all the island's best secrets, information and 'where to's' - only obtained by a well seasoned local of Hawaii and it's culture. He's reasonable - personable - and makes you feel like youre the best guest on the island. If you are flying into Kona Airport KOA, you can call ahead of time or even 'on the fly' as I did. No matter where or what time we needed a ride, Bobby's smiling face was always there - making us feel like old friends or family. You may find a shuttle service for a couple bucks cheaper, but after just one ride, we wouldn't consider using anyone else. The knowlege we obtained from him about the island(s), the topography, the people - was priceless.

Thanks again, Bobby, for making our first trip to the big Island such a happy and stressfree experience. We';ll definitely be back - as long as you pick us up!!! (Just tell him Julie sent ya<wink>) Mahalo :)

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Reviewed February 5, 2018
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