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Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona

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Built to move military troops across the island post-Pearl Harbor attacks, Saddle Road will delight you with scenic views--provided you drive it on a sunny, fog-free day. Once dangerous and poorly maintained, the highway has been reconstructed to provide for a safer driving experience--it's one of the greatest road trip options in Hawaii. Make Saddle Road a part of your Kailua-Kona vacation plans using our Kailua-Kona trip generator.
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  • The newly renovated saddle road is great to get you from Kona to hilo and vice versa. The road is smooth, safe, fast, and convenient. There are no services on this road. It can be quite scenic at part...  more »
  • Blame was passed on the transfer to Hilo from Waikoloa, on the way old navigation system on the old road. From a comfortable Highway passed down & am the saddle road. Drive a little car does not pass, as well as roller coaster road. Why a serious commotion was a car is memorable. But had a narrow width of the location, where the damaged shoulder, needs attention to driving. I usually reach the highway.
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  • The saddle road is a great road with a passing lane on the uphill side in both directions. The road is well maintained and gives you a great glimpse of the changing terrain features and weather, on th...  more »

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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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