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Ahalanui Park

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Address: Highway 137, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Nature's hot-tub

This is such a neat spot! Unfortunately, the waves were crashing over the barrier when we visited, so the water had cooled considerably, but we still had a swim and enjoyed this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Belleville, Canada
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Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is such a neat spot! Unfortunately, the waves were crashing over the barrier when we visited, so the water had cooled considerably, but we still had a swim and enjoyed this unusual situation. Worth a visit! **Note however that the map location on TA is incorrect!! This pool is actually located near mile marker 10.

Thank Kinneylynn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a low key and relaxing place this natural hot spring is the place. The water is pleasantly warm and is heated from the local volcano. The bathrooms are the only negative since they are run down sani huts.

Thank Ashley S
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Low key park with nice, warm thermal pool large enough for all the visitors. Perfect place for a dip in the thermals followed by picnic lunch in the sun.

Thank kjroo12
Koenigstein, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is certainly worth a visit. You will find a vast thermally heated pool right on the coast with the big surf flowing in with every wave. The water is crystal clear and nice and warm in many areas, getting cooler near the canal that connects to the ocean. The area is shady, has picnic tables and free parking,... More 

1 Thank Profigast
Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Ahalanui State Park has free parking and admission, grassy and shady areas, picnic tables and grills, a pavilion and lifeguards. The part man made and part natural pool is located next to the ocean and offers nice views. It is walled in, huge, entirely spring fed and volcanically heated to around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Access to the water is via... More 

Thank debbyanne
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent, safe (patrolled) swimming area to enjoy the thermal waters on the stunning coastline south east of Hilo!

Thank PeterV4
Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were told to go to Ahalanui Park by our hotel in Hilo. Round trip 3hrs due to several stops in other parks along the way. Ahalanui bay is nice, warm, relaxing spot. Water is heated by volcanic heat. Inlet and outlet to ocean. Lifeguard on duty. Advise you wear suit before you go, as there are only port-a-potties to... More 

Thank TucsonTraveller2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Some of these reviews talk about a black beach. There wasn't one, just rocky surf. There was, however an amazing large pool (almost Olympic size, 2-5 foot deep). It was brackish (part spring fed and part ocean). Couldn't tell which was warmer. Life guard on duty. The sides of the pool were man made, but that made it more convenient... More 

1 Thank Lisa L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Felt great but warnings about bacteria are true. No open cuts and don't put you head under water. We were fine but I did hear of a few people being treated at the hospital

2 Thank connie r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Its really the nicest thing about this side of the island. It is very therapeutic and people are here from all over the world. You see people doing watsu working out swimming snorkeling picnicking barbecuing and coconut from the vendors in the parking lot

Thank pohoiki

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