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Kapoho Tide Pools

Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Under lava now

This area no longer exists. We tried to go 7/10 and it has been under a lava flow for a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hdolphin18
Somehow... More Memorable than most of the places I've seen on the Big Island. A quiet magical spot...

An inconvenient walk from where you have to park, however walking through the neighborhood is kind... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris J
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Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This area no longer exists. We tried to go 7/10 and it has been under a lava flow for a couple of weeks now. Sad from what I hear.

Thank Hdolphin18
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An inconvenient walk from where you have to park, however walking through the neighborhood is kind of wonderful and the houses all seem to have their own little water holes and fountains. As you reach the end of the block and enter the road along...More

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, the area has been covered by lava and you can no longer enjoy the beauty that was displayed. Hopefully one day there will be another set of tide pools that will be just as beautiful.

Thank Shawn Ann G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were blessed to have stayed at the Kapoho Tide Pools last July for ten wonderful days...for the first and unfortunately the last time ever. We had planned on going back one day, but Madame Pele had other ideas. This incredible area...More

4  Thank gldnpupper27
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These have now been covered by Lava. My aunt said they were the most amazing thing you could ever see, now just a memory. Prayers and blessings are with Puna, Kapoho, and all affected parts of the Big Island from the lava flow.

2  Thank rosiskinn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to spend a month in Kapoho Estates and these tide pools were daily visits whenever we were not traveling elsewhere on the island. Important to time it right for when the tide was in, otherwise too shallow for good snorkeling. The fish...More

1  Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though you have to walk a few blocks away in order to park, We enjoyed this tide pool area. Lots and Lots of pools deep enough to snorkel in with amazing, bright colored fish everywhere.

Thank rnjoyful
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location! Lots of Fish to see, easy access, safe for first time snorkelers and children. Wear Rash guard rocks can be sharp..

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With great sadness we witnessed the new lava flow cover our favorite snorkeling spot. Watching the aerial video of the lava flowing into the ocean I'm certain new and amazing tide pools will be created. As of June 2018 access to the area is totally...More

1  Thank Troy P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family have been regular visitors to the Kapoho Tide Pools for the last 10 years. The best snorkelling, and the most quietly relaxing and special place I've ever known. It was devastating to see it destroyed by the lava flow. Hawaii and her visitors...More

3  Thank Vanessa M
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Dianna O
21 May 2018|
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Response from andrewoldtiger |
Yes I have been there several times so know the geography well. Do not even dream of going there now. Ali access and exit roads have been destroyed. People already evacuated, except idiots who are now trapped.The biggest... More
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Reneezy B
19 April 2018|
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Response from Becky U | Reviewed this property |
Both Champagne Pond and Kapoho Tidepools are in gated communities. At Champagne Pond, you just need to take the walkway around the gate. Once inside, there aren't good markings on how to get there though. At Kapoho... More
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Debbie S
19 January 2018|
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Response from Robertinalaska | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. But just up the road, 6K, there is a park with outdoor showers.....
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