Ahalanui Park aka Pu'ala'a County Park
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 81%Green Travelers
- 81%Budget Travelers
- 81%Local Culture
- 66%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (6)
- Ahalanui Park aka Pu'ala'a County ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 01, 2014
The park around the ponds is really beautiful. Visit at off peak times if you can, during the week days when there are less families around because it can get crowded.
- Ahalanui Park aka Pu'ala'a County ParkFirst to ReviewAug 27, 2013
On our last morning in Hilo, the bf and I woke up early to take part in our last must-do activity.... Ahalanui Park, locally referred to as "the Warm Ponds".
A quick 40 minute drive out of Hilo, through beautiful trees and greenery, you will find the Warm Ponds (south of Pahoa). The pond is a natural water inlet where fresh and sea water pools together. After time, portions of the ponds were paved to add steps to enter the water. The wonderful thing is that the water is volcanically heated--ALL natural!!!
My bf suggested that we be one of the first to play in the ponds as it's when the water is the freshest and it's not too crowded. We got there a little after the gates were opened (7am) and found that a handful of folks had beaten us to it. :)
The pond was about the size of 2 Olympic sized pools and the area was so serene and tranquil.
We quickly kicked off our flip flops and got into the warm ponds.......SO RELAXING and amazing that the water was so warm! If we had to guess, the water was probably in the low 90 degrees with pockets of the pond that were warmer than others.
It was so much fun hanging out and frolicking around the warm ponds. Since it's an inlet, fish are able to swim in and out. I only wish we had our snorkels!
Refreshed and "healed", we were finally ready to say our "goodbye for now" to the Big Island.
I HIGHLY recommend the Warm Ponds! Go early in the morning and note that they close the first Wednesday of every month for cleaning/park reparation.