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Pu’uhanua O Honaunau (City of Refuge)

Pu’uhonua o H┼Źnaunau National Historical Park is located in Honaunau near the famous snorkeling location known as Two Step. Pu’uhonua means a city of refuge. In old Hawai’i, if a sacred law (kapu) was broken the punishment was death. If one could avoid their pursuers and make it to a pu’uhonua their life would not be…

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Punalu’u Black Sands Beach

Punalu’u is the most beautiful black sands beach that we have ever seen. Even the turtles believe this to be true, and turtles are pretty smart! This is a known resting spot where they slowly crawl out of the salty water and onto the beach to enjoy an afternoon nap. Only 52 miles South West of…

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Lava Flow Tour

With the lava flowing in the Volcano National Park, we couldn’t resist the urge to go see it up close. There are a few options on how to see it. 1) by boat, 2) by helicopter, 3) hiking in, or 4) biking in. We decided to go by bicycle and selected to go with a…

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Manta Snorkel

What a great way to spend the evening! We weren’t sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. The mantas were so beautiful and graceful as they swam through the water, eating plankton. We were quiet observers from the top, just watching in awe. If you ever get the opportunity to witness these beautiful sea creatures,…

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Aerial View from Kona Bayview Inn

Wondering what you will see when you stay at Kona Bayview Inn? This is aerial view of the area from a drones perspective, so use your imagination! It is even more beautiful in person. Blue sky, wonderful sunsets, greenery and rain. Each day is more wonderful than the last. Kona Bayview Inn… Where Peace and…

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Ke’ei Beach

One of our favorite places to watch the sunset (other than from our yard!) is Ke’ei Beach. The water is an incredible blue and is crystal clear. Some days it is difficult to get out of the water so we recommend jumping in for advanced swimmers only. Manini Beach is just around the corner from Ke’ei…

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Captain Cook’s Monument

Captain Cook’s Monument lies on the north side of Kealakekua Bay and marks the approximate spot where he died. The monument can be reached by sea, and also by a steep trail from the top of Napo’opo’o road. The adventurous will be rewarded by the beauty of the place, and by the excellent snorkeling. Be…

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