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Kiholo Bay, Kailua-Kona

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Where to stay in Kailua-Kona

If you wish to indulge yourself while on the Kona coastline of the "Big Island," book your stay at one of Kailua-Kona's fully furnished beachside villas, offering spa services, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking. You can also try one of the coastline's luxury resorts, featuring tennis courts, fitness centers, and on-site activities like hula lessons and diving classes. Smaller hotels a short drive from the city may not offer beach access, but they provide plenty of privacy at a fraction of the cost of the area's big resorts.
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  • You could spend hours along the shores here to discover turtles and other sea creatures...just an amazing place. Have good shoes and ready to walk but worth every second. Watch out not to step on the ...  more »
  • We went snorkeling here. It was easy entry and exit to the water. There were fish and coral but nothing exciting. The cool part was that there must have been a freshwater inlet because you could see t...  more »
  • Make sure you have 4 wheel drive or a car that can handle a rougher road! There is parking and a port-a-potty here, and the shoreline is rocky. Water shoes or hiking shoes are best!  more »
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  • Very rocky area. Be prepared to walk. No parking except for a rocky side. It's nice when you get there. There's a table on the right side and campsite on the left (looking at the beach)
  • It is the one beach we went to that I felt was a waste of a half day. We headed to Kiholo Bay looking for the 'Queens Bath' . It was a disappointing little hole in the ground filled with fresh water and overall pretty disgusting. There is no way I would recommend Kiholo Bay to anyone. We left the Queens Toilet and proceeded to walk down into the bay area past the fancy homes you first approach. Once we got past the Thai looking temple it was reminiscent of a Indian Reservation and the squaller they call home. The beach isn't comfortable to walk on and after enduring the walk only to be disappointed, the walk back is really bad. The whole time you are thinking.."What moron thought it this place is worth visiting?" Anyone who is suggesting it isn't doing you any sort of favor. There are plenty of better places to see turtles. To go out to the beach from where you park is all I would suggest, venturing any further is a complete waste of time.
  • We saw 3 turtles so that's great enough! I just wished I would have known where I could snorkle. Sometimes google or lonley planet say where to snorkle exactly but it was hard to find out exactly where. The rocks where a bit undesirable to walk on bit maybe I'm just being picky. Your best to walk on the sand barefoot for while you can. Also the little "bath" was cool to see near the little trail I think. But that's about it.
  • This place is majestic. There is an inlet from the sea to fresh water ponds. Dozens of Honu (sea turtles) are traveling in or out almost all of the time. The water is crystal clear. You need to bring water the trail can get hot. Where the trail end at the beach make a right and keep going until you pass the house and come to the inlet. It is very unique and made out of large stones so you will know when your there.
  • Incredible place to relax and watch the marine life. We've seen turtles, seals and much more sleeping on the rocks.