Address: 77-88 N Kaniku Drive Waimea HI 96743
Hours: Monday - Sunday 6:30am to 6:30pm
Directions: Upon entering the Mauna Lani Resort off Queen Kaahumanu Highway, take your first right at the roundabout (you will see the Shops at Mauna Lani in front of you). Continue all the way down and until you see the sign to turn right into the park.
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Located inside of Mauna Lani Resort on the South Kohala Coast of the Big Island, is one of the most secluded oceanfront destinations in all of Hawaii. This unique beach has a mix of black lava rock with white coral. Open daily from 6:30am to 6:30pm in the evening. Many residents and visitors love to explore the petroglyphs that have been here for 100's of years. Ancient Hawaii is what some call it and you will feel like you have gotten away from it all by coming to visit this hidden park. There is plenty of parking and it is never too crowded. Holohokai Beach Park is one of those places where you can be within minutes of everything that you need at a resort yet you will be left feeling like you are secluded and miles away from civilization.
Although many have confirmed that this is not a swimming beach it does have a really great short trail. The tide pool ponds are also actually fascinating to see the many types of wildlife the Hawaiian waters have to share with us. It wouldn't be a day at a beach park if you did not spot a crab or two while walking on the lava rocks surrounded by the coastal waters of the Big Island. The coral and lava rock can tend to be a bit sharp to walk on so please make sure to wear the proper footwear and attire so as to be safe. This is one of the best and most beautiful spots to have a picnic or bbq with your family and friends. With restrooms close by this park is sure to appease almost everyone.
Lava glass and coral sculptures are just part of the findings at Holoholokai Beach Park. Whale and dolphin watching during season is another added benefit. The interesting thing about the Big Island is that you do not need to constantly look for expensive ways to entertain yourself. Everything that you need to satisfy the soul and more is right here at your fingertips if you just get out and explore. This is one of those places that many residents who have lived on the island may not even know about. The reason for it is because it is well hidden within the luxurious entrance of the Mauna Lani Resort. By opening up your horizons just a little bit you will find this little special park within walking distance of the Fairmont Orcid at Mauna Lani. Relax and hang out under the old trees and gentle swaying grass of Hawaii's yesteryears.
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