Located 30 miles outside of Hilo town along the Puna coast, Ahalanui Beach Park is one of those places that once you discover, you feel like someone let you in on a secret. The main attraction is a geothermal hot pond. Surrounded by towering coconut trees and jungle foliage, the remote pool is heated by underlying volcanic activity to a comfortable 90 degrees Fahrenheit. A man-made lava retaining wall keeps the ocean out. The waves crashing over the wall only add to the experience. A lifeguard is usually on duty during the day, but if you come at night, you are on your own. Make sure you bring a flashlight because it is pitch dark. Be advised that some visitors opt swim without clothing. Picnic tables are also onsite.
Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Beaches/Bodies of Water