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  • Day9

    Arrived on the Big Island

    May 11, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We arrived on the Big Island today. Before we checked in at our hotel we’ve been to the Makalawena Beach. To get there, you’ve to walk about 20 min. over pure lava ground. While we had Dinner at our hotels restaurant, we could spot some mantas in the bay.Read more

  • Day44

    Makalawena Beach

    March 11, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    My favorite beach on the Big Island. It has beautiful turquoise waters and the finest sand I've ever felt. On top of that it has a few excellent hammock spots. And the icing on the cake?! It has some of the best snorkeling on the island.

    Off shore a couple hundred feet there is a interesting 30 foot lava rock ledge. Within the ledge there are a few caves and tunnels to swim through. There are plenty of fish and I've spotted an eel each time I've been out. The water has great visibility also.

    We tried to camp here but we got kicked off by some locals who claim the land is private property. We tried to tell him that in Hawaii no beach front is private property but they didn't want to hear it and we weren't trying to start trouble so we left.

    We hiked back to the car after painstakingly breaking down camp right after we had set up. Staying in the back of the truck for a night wouldn't be so bad and it would get us a nice early shot at the beach.

    The next morning we got up with the sun and hiked back to the beach which was about 30 minutes from the parking lot.

    When we got to the beach there was only one other person there and the water was calm and clear so we had a solid hour snorkel session.

    I'd say this beach has Captain Cook monument tied for the best snorkeling on the island.
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  • Day5

    Thought old lava field to Makalawena

    October 9, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    What a great idea I had to visit this natural park! Who could have known that to reach it we will need to drive 1 hour through the stony lava fields with roads suitable for a jeep? What we found at the end was a nice beach with spots for bbq.. A bit disappointing, I have to admit.
    Skvelý nápad vydať sa navštíviť tento prírodný park! Kto mal vedieť že na to aby sme sa tqam dostali budeme musiet hodinu cestovat cez kamenisté lávové pole po cestách vhodných pre jeep? Čo sme našli? Celkom peknú pláž a mnoho miest na grilovanie.. Trochu sklamanie, musím uznať.
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