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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. Take a look at our Hilo trip planning app to schedule your visit to Coconut Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We combined Coconut Island with the stroll through the nearby Japanese garden and used one of the available table for a picnic lunch. Nice bay views.  more »
  • If you want local Hilo flavor, this is a good quick stop. There are multiple pavilions which are popular for picnics, birthday parties, etc. As with many parks - noise is dependent on the people...day...  more »
  • Start your visit to Coconut Island by driving down Banyan Drive and stop at Reeds Bay Park to take in the banyan tree that is big enough to drive a train through! Proceed to the parking lot of the Hil...  more »
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  • Nice little island. Good for a quick walk.
  • Nice place to stop by if you've got some free time in Hilo.
  • Always bring my grand children here! great food
  • Beautiful, but small place.
  • I was there 3 years ago can't wait to go back
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