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.
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.
It is an hour drive from the crater to the seaside area, Ahalanui Park.
No entrance fee is needed, and the beautiful park has a picnic area and a shower.
Going through the jungle, you will see a cove filled with hot spring water.
The pool is 500 feet square, and surrounded on all four side by piers.
At the seaside, the pool is connected to the Pacific Ocean by a conduit.
At full tide, the depth of the pool becomes six feet at the maximum.
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.
I assumed that the source of the spring spans a wide range, as the water temp 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.
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.
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
- Walk-in: Yes
- Lodging: No