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Coconut Island, Hilo

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Once the site of a hospital, Coconut Island today serves as a popular beach and outdoor spot in the city. Make your way to the small island via the footbridge, grab a spot on the grass, and kick back with a picnic or a book as you sit surrounded by palm trees. Alternatively, go for a dip from one of the pint-sized beaches or explore the few remaining traces of the old hospital foundation. Be sure to bring your camera, as the island offers sweeping views of the ocean and coastline around you, as well as views across the bay to Hilo. You'll have access to picnic tables and public restrooms on the island. Plan to visit Coconut Island during your Hilo vacation using our convenient Hilo vacation route planner.
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  • Coconut Island is smaller than I thought but still worth the quick stop. Beautiful views, great place for young kids to swim, even a platform people are using for jumping into the water at the end. Ac...  more »
  • Coconut Island is a small island linked to Liliuokalani Gardens through a pedestrian footbridge. It is believed by ancient Hawaiian people that sick people can get healed by swimming around the easter...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite places in Hilo. Its official name is Moku Ola, which means healing island, and its a great spot for that. You get there by crossing a footbridge. There are several swimming ...  more »