Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, Kailua-Kona

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Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i is located in Kailua-Kona. Use our Kailua-Kona itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and other attractions in Kailua-Kona.
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  • August 4, 2017
    While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family visited Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i beach to swim and snorkel. After a slow trip down the dirt road (north of the Kona airport) we parked in a dirt lot. Th...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Nice beach, not as rocky as some, but not as free of rocks as, say Hapuna Beach. Benefits are that it is not nearly as crowded and there is shade from trees. If you walk about 20 minutes past the main...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Takes a bit if 4WD and a bit of walking to get to, but is totally worth the trouble. If the hot walk on lava is to much for you, just stay at the beach closer to the parking lot. It is equally magical...  more »

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