Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls is 101 miles from Kona Bayview Inn and makes for a great day trip. There is much to see in the area and the drive along the North-East coastline of the Big Island is simply beautiful.  The 442 feet high waterfall and is free-falling waterfall, meaning that it is one continual drop to …

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Waialea Beach | Beach 69

Waialea Beach

Located 49 miles north of Kona Bayview Inn just past Waikoloa, Waialea Beach (Beach 69) is a great location for spending the day. There is plenty of shade and the entry into the water is mostly sand. It is sometimes winding yet this area is protected and the waters usually stay calm. There is no lifeguard on duty and no food vendors so you will want to pack your lunch and beverages. Snorkeling is good here with a variety of fish but the quantity is much less than you will find at Two Step or Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cooks Monument).  Waialea Beach has the feeling of Old Hawaii in a location that is near enough but feels like you are in the middle of nowhere.

Why we like this Beach:

  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Plenty of shade
  • Large parking area
  • Free entrance
  • Beautiful!

Pictures of Waialea Beach

Directions to Waialea Beach:

Two Step Beach

Two Step Beach Snorkeling

If you are looking for a great way to spend a day, look no further than Two Step Beach. Located just five miles from Kona Bayview Inn, Two Step Beach (Honaunau Bay) is a hot spot for snorkeling, swimming with dolphins or just relaxing in the sun. Take a right just before the entrance to …

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Lava Flow Tour

[blockquote animation=”fadeInUp”]NOTE: As of mid August, 2018, the lava flow and all molten lava is no longer viewable from any location neither inside the Volcano National Park nor outside. You can not currently go on a lava flow tour. [/blockquote] For the most up to date information, visit Volcano National Park’s website.   With the …

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Manta Snorkel

Manta Snorkel

Interested in a manta snorkel tour while visiting on the Big Island? 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 …

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Aerial View Kona Bayview Inn

Aerial View Kona Bayview Inn

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

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Ke’ei Beach

Ke'ei Beach

One of our favorite places to watch the sunset (other than from our yard!) is Ke’ei Beach. Located just three miles from Kona Bayview Inn, the water is an incredible blue and is crystal clear. Some believe that this spot is frequented by mermaids. It can sometimes be difficult to get out of the water …

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Captain Cook Hawaii

Captain Cook Hawaii

Captain Cook Hawaii is home to the legendary Captain Cook’s Monument. The monument lies on the north side of Kealakekua Bay and marks the approximate spot where Captain James Cook died on February 14, 1779. The monument can be reached by boat or by a steep trail from the top of Napo’opo’o road. The adventurous will …

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