A clothing optional Kehena Black Sand Beach, located across the street. Swim with the Dolphins and watch the whales in the winter. NO LIFE GUARD OR BATHROOM FACILITIES. Across our street and Only 200 ft. away down the cliff from the Bali House and Cottage!
This is a place where dozens of large pools in the lava hold a plethora of fish and coral, protected from the surf by an old lava flow. Abundant fresh water carries the nutrients that create a rich reef environment where thousands of juvenile fish can be found using these sheltered waters. The results are much like a series of large aquariums, open to anyone with a mask and snorkel to enjoy. The calm waters are accessible to swimmers of a wide range of skill levels, a friendly introduction to a reef environment.
Just a 15 minute drive from the Bali House and Cottage. Great snorkeling area.
This spring fed pool is part natural and part man-made. It is also volcanically heated to a balmy 90 degrees! The bottom of the pool is sand and mud and has a slight sulfur smell. The water is brackish but very clear and fish often swim along with the visitors. A small inlet separates the pool from the ocean and allows the fish access to the pool. The area is surrounded by palm trees, green grass and the Pacific Ocean making it a very beautiful and uncrowded tropical retreat.
Only 12 minutes away from the Bali House and Cottage. Geo-thermally heated spring fed pond.
The path to the remote new Kaimu beach, goes from Kalapana through the lava field and is about a 1/3 mile. The active Kilauea Volcano emissions are visible from the path in the distance. It has a treacherous surf, too dangerous to swim, but beautiful to see.
Only 5 minutes away from Bali House and Cottage.
(not advisable to swim)
This beach park is known to locals as Pohioki and is located at the edge of Pohoiki Bay, in the Puna district of the Big Island. Oceanfront park facilities include rest rooms and picnic areas. It’s a good place for an afternoon nap but can be dangerous for swimming. Strong waves make this a popular place for local surfers, but can make it rough for swimmers. There is a boat launch ramp and a man made break water.
Only a 15 Minute drive form the Bali House and Cottage to a great surfing, swimming and sunbathing and fishing.
Green Lake is a very unique place to visit. True to its name, it's a deep green lake inside of an old volcano crater, surrounded by bamboo and other trees to jump off of into the seemingly endless lake. For years people could sneak around the fence and walk up, but it is now run by a local woman named Smiley who charges $5 a person to enter the property. 15 Minutes from Bali House and Cottage, This fresh water lake situated inside a cinder cone crater is on private land. You must call the day before to receive permission from owner. Awesome place to swim.
Akaka Falls State Park, located along the northeastern Hamakua Coast, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls on one short hike. The pleasant 0.4-mile uphill hike will take you through a lush rainforest filled with wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns.
Located north of Hilo on the Hamakua Coast. The highest water fall on the Big Island of Hawaii. About a 1 hour drive from the Bali House and Cottage.
Only 2 miles from the Bali House and Cottage in Kalapana . Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast lunch and dinner and local favorites. You also can find a small corner store to get your last minute goodies or spirits here as well.
Beautiful overlook, hike, horseback and day tours available, on the Hamakua Coast only 50 minutes away from the Bali House and Cottage!
Get a cup of Kava or Awa or even a cold one from Uncle Roberts in Kalapana. Lava Walk Tours also available! Uncle Roberts also host Wed. Friday & Saturday night Farmers Market from 5-9 , Live music, Tropical Bar ! Many food and crafts vendors to choose from! Only 2 miles from the Bali Cottage.
Take a Lava Boat Tour and watch Pele create more land, on we are only minutes away from Isaac Hale Boat launch on the Puna Coast!
Kalapana Lava Viewing Area. Only a 6 minute drive away, watch Pele make new land. Open from 2-10 pm daily (Last car in at 8:00pm). Wear good hiking shoes, bring a flashlight and water. Only a 6 minute drive from the Bali House and Cottage! Lava is currently entering the ocean!
Drive up and see the Mauna Kea Summit, about an hour away, 14000 ft elevation, it snows in the winter time, but access year round with a great scenery! Off Saddle Road.
Located on the Volcano Nation Park is only a 45 min. drive from the Bali Cottage. Visit the Jaggar Museum, Stores, Kilauea Crater,Thurston Lava Tube, Hiking Trails, and Steam vents.
The Star of Sea Painted Church, located just a few minutes away from the Bali House and Cottage by Kalapana of hwy 130, images of Saint Damien, it was moved during the Lava flow from Kalapana in 1993hand painted ceilings, Saint Damien history and more .
Pahoa Town, just a short 15 minute drive, great restaurants, live music, shopping, bars, groceries, banks, post office, sushi, Chinese , Mexican, Italian, Thai, Hawaiian, pizza, burgers,natural foods store and more! The Makuu Farmers Market is open on Sundays from 8-2. Crafts produce, live music Ono foods and more.
The most Eastern point in Hawaii the Tidal Ponds at the Kumukahi Light House area, only a 20 min drive from the Bali House and Cottage, great for sunbathing, wave watching and fishing!
The Botanical Gardens, located right outside Hilo, a beautiful self guided tour to see 3 waterfalls and a wide variety of exotic flowers. This is a must if you want to see examples of tropical paradise on the East Side of the Big Island on the Hamakua Coast.
The Merrie Monarch Festival, held every year in Hilo, it is a celebration of the Hawaiian tradition of Hula! A week long event in the Spring with parades, crafts, free shows and competition!
Rainbow Falls is located in Hilo only 40 minutes away from the Bali House and Cottage.
Hilo Town, is great place for shopping, malls, dining, rental cars, airport, farmers market, museum's, Mac Nut Factories, Big Island Candies Factory, Zoos, Kayaking, sailing, Bay front shopping and live entertainment and so more!
Visit the Volcano National Park only 45 minutes from the Bali House and Cottage and see the most active Volcano in World Kilauea!
Maku'u Farmers Market is located outside Pahoa on Hwy 130, offering fresh produce local gifts, food court, and live entertainment. Open on Sundays 8-2 pm.
Hilo Farmer's market offers food, fun, shops, food courts and local flair, open Wed. from 8-3 and Sat. from 8-3 pm in downtown Hilo Bayfront .