Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona

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#1 of 8 in Scenic Drive in Island of Hawaii
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. Saddle Road is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Kailua-Kona Edition.
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  • Fantastic drive between the volcanoes. What a drive either as a passenger or in an open top Mustang. And its the shortest rout between Hilo and Waikoloa  more »
  • I drove from Hilo to Kona using this way. At first from Kona to Hilo, we went to Black sand beach so use anohter way and I could recognize the road itself between these are so different. Both has good...  more »
  • This highway was amazing. It was wide, safe, and fast! We saved to much time travelling to Hilo and to the National Volanoe Park. I felt safer than the highways in Canada!  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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