Kiholo Bay, Kailua-Kona

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  • We went down the approach road in our 4x4 holding our breath and so far so good. It is doable but a little nerve racking that your tires won’t make it. Parking at the bottom. We walked right at the bo...  more »
  • The road to the Kiholo bay is horrendous, ended up getting two flat tires in the mile long approach road with the front bumper damaged at three locations. Had to drive back to the airport rental agenc...  more »
  • We found this beach on previous trips and go back there each time we visit now....nice black sand beach with very few people....some campers on the weekends...a few picnic tables...also location of an...  more »
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  • Used to go as a kid. Went with school once and used the pebbles at the beach to clean a goud out making an ipu, which I still have! Beautiful beach. Gorgeous caves!
  • We saw lots of turtles over here. Secluded beach with beautiful views!
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Bit of a rough trek from the car park to get to the bay however it is worth it. If you continue on past the large houses you will find a black pebble beach, it is an ideal place to snorkel from, the fish are a bit more illusive than other snorkel sites but it is great for watching sea turtles in the water!

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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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