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“Jeep to paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i

Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i
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$144.66*
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Reef and Dolphin Snorkel Eco Adventure
Ranked #14 of 128 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Lincoln, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Jeep to paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We took a jeep in from the highway and had a great time. There are some difficult spots to pass along the way and when you get to the end of the road it is still a short 5-10 minute walk to the beach. This beach is unreal. Beautiful white sand and gorgeous turquoise waters. The beach is very remote and you will be able to enjoy a very relaxing day.

Visited September 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Hey guys, I found heaven..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Take the extra walk down to Makalawena.. but don't tell anyone else about it. The seclusion is the BEST part. Signs will guide you, sort of, keep an eye out. Over a few lava fields and BAM - there's the pearly gates.

Visited September 2013
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Banff, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“You will never want to leave....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

About as perfect as white sand beaches get. The hike in is straightforward and enough effort to keep many away- it felt like I had paradise to myself!

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

This earth has very few beautiful spots that are human free. This beach is close to perfect for "getting away" while close to the airport and town....bring your solitude and forget everything. Our compact rental made it three times at about 25 minutes per run. you know what I'm talking about!
I hope this area remains as is....no more development!

Visited November 2012
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Hull, Massachusetts
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“Not a private beach but felt like it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

It is far enough off the beaten path that few people show up. There were maybe 5 people on it when we got there on a Tuesday right after lunch. There is a short drive through the lava field but 4wd or higher clearance vehicles won't have any problem. Water is good for swimming but poor snorkeling or boogie boarding.

Visited August 2013
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