Kiholo Bay, Kailua-Kona

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  • Park in the "parking lot" which is just dirt with rocks. Walk to the shore and turn right to hike north along the beach for about 30-45 minutes depending upon your speed. The beach is sometimes lava, ...  more »
  • On our trip to the big island, we discovered Kiholo bay (10 min from our condo). We visited several times - morning and afternoon. On the morning trip, we watched spinner dolphin pods jumping as well ...  more »
  • We parked at the road just passed mile marker 81 and walked the dirt trail/road to the ocean. It took us about half hour or so and the walk itself was fascinating. Starting from the road about half wa...  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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