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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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  • Accessible by a trail full of ruts through an ancient lava flow, long beach aesthetic: sand beige mixed with a bit of black sand, white coral rolls and rollers wash black, driftwood trunks and shrubs green fit beautifully turquoise blue water... I recommend the flip flops on the languages of lava. Toilet and picnic tables on arrival at the main parking lot. The air route at the Kona airport passes just above but did not constitute a very significant noise nuisance. On the way back, we unfortunately fell on the 2 turtles decaying corpses, reason unknown death... then on a monk seal close to 200kg, alive and well, grumpy and eternuard :) A nice place.
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  • We visited this beach several days and had very nice days. The turtles came very close to the beach and be able to snorkel with them was an amazing experience. The road down to the beach, on the other hand, is VERY poor. Recommend an AWD or at least high sides ' otherwise you risk to break something.
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  • Incredible hidden gem that's nice and quiet off the beaten path. Prepare for a 1.5 mile hike in the lava fields (wear sneakers) after you drive on a long unpaved dirt road off the highway. Fluffy soft...  more »