Champagne Pond, Hawaii

Are human beings only the creatures that soak in hot springs?

It is not true.

In Japan, wild monkeys enjoy the hot water, whose sight is very popular among tourists.

In Hawaii, on the other hand, you can soak in springs with tropical fish and even with marine turtles (with any luck).


In the east side of the Big Island, some hot springs are gushing thanks to the volcanic activities.

Today I will visit a hot spring in a gated community, so that only the residents and guests can enter the approach path.

In fact, there is a back road.

Set the aim at Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse, the eastern most point of Hawaiian islands, and turn right in front of it and break though the rough road.

Cape Kumukahi Light

Photo by Jmimy Emerson, DVM – Cape Kumukahi Light (2016) / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

All most all rental car companies prohibit driving on dirt roads.

However, I believe it upside down to comply with the rule and fail to enjoy the great outdoors.

Pay additional fees, rent a SUV, and go into the rough dirt road with full attention.

Black Beach

Look at that.

Here is the connecting point of Champagne Pond to the Pacific Ocean.

Bursting champagne bubbles

Full View

The cove surrounded by a residential area has clear and crystal water.

Be careful because some ponds are in private properties.

Clear Water

The water temperature is tepid, around 88 degrees F at the maximum.

You will find the greatest characteristic in the sound; the name of Champagne comes from the sound of bursting bubbles that the hot spring gushing with gas creates.

Tropical Fish

Here is ideal for snorkeling, and you will see a variety of tropical fish and even a marine turtles (with a little bit of luck).

At the unique hot spring in the world, you can enjoy bathing with marine creatures.

Champagne Pond, Kapoho, Hawaii, USA
Official WebsiteNO

Related hot springs

If you like to avoid entering the dirt road, it is physically possible to park your car at Kapoho Tide Pool’s parking lot and to walk to Champagne Pond (not recommended).

Kapoho Tide Pools

Kapoho Tide Pool, Pahoa, Hawaii, USA

In the tide pool too, hot water is gushing due to the geothermal heat in this area.

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Ken Springfield