Ahalanui Park [Closed], Hawaii

Ahalanui Park may be one of the most popular hot springs in the Big Island.

The place is suitable for all ages due to the safety and cleanliness.


This place was closed due to the eruption in June 2018.

Halemaumau Crater

There is a lava lake inside the Halemaumau Crater of the Kilauea Volcano.

The lake level is related to the volcanic activity, and sometimes it is possible to see the surface even from Thomas A. Jaggar Museum.

Ahalanui Park

It is an hour drive from the crater to the seaside area, Ahalanui Park.

Picnic Area

No entrance fee is needed, and the beautiful park has a picnic area and a shower.

Shower

Going through the jungle, you will see a cove filled with hot spring water.

Full View1

The pool is 500 feet square, and surrounded on all four side by piers.

Full View3

At the seaside, the pool is connected to the Pacific Ocean by a conduit.

Pacific Ocean2

At full tide, the depth of the pool becomes six feet at the maximum.

Lifeguard

It does not seem dangerous due to the lifeguard around the pool.

If you are a hot spring maniac, you will like to find where the source of the spring is.

It is also the case with a cove like here.

After looking for it frantically, I found warm water gushing in the waves near the pier.

Gushing Point

I assumed that the source of the spring spans a wide range, as the water temperature near the land was relatively hot.

Nonetheless, the spring water was mixed with seawater and the temperature was tepid around 91 degrees F.

Tropical fish came into the pool through the conduit, but not so a large amount.

Full View2

Indeed, Isaac Hale Beach Park seems better in terms of the quality of hot spring water, and Champagne Pond looks superior considering the enjoyable snorkel.

Ahalanui seems to be suitable for all ages due to the safety and cleanliness, but not enough for a maniac.

Pacific Ocean

However, the deep blue of air and sea triggers a positive emotional response.

The atmosphere around the cove has something special.

Ahalanui Park [Closed], Pahoa, Hawaii, USA
My Favorite [2/5]
Walk-in Yes
Lodging No
Official Website No

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Ken Springfield