We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
Phone Number: +1 808-329-6881
Website
Today
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 123.96*
and up
Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 490 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 260
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Three times in one week.

I have been looking for a perfect beach on Kona for the past year, and this time I found it. Kaloko has everything. First, it has shade. Three times in one week and none of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
haroldw341
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

490 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 448: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been looking for a perfect beach on Kona for the past year, and this time I found it. Kaloko has everything. First, it has shade. Three times in one week and none of the four of us got a sunburn. Plenty of sun for a tan, but we stayed for the entire day once and because of the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank haroldw341
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has a nice partly shaded beach, but the real attraction is the dozens of sea turtles you can see in the water and on the beach. Don't miss this! It was the best part of our trip.

Helpful?
Thank Michelle J
White Rock
Level Contributor
203 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend weeks on many other beaches before seeing a turtle or two. I guarantee that within a minute of arriving at Honokohau Beach within the Kaloko-Honokohau National Park we saw at least 14 Green Sea Turtles. The beach is small and rarely crowded and has numerous shaded areas for anyone wanting to stay out of the sun. The... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank cammer10
Georgetown, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
238 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park to visit a see Green Sea Turtles up close. We spotted 10-12 on the rocks and were able to see one work his way back into the water. Suggest early morning when it's a little cooler and be prepared for approximately 1/2 mile walk over uneven terrain. Great visit. Take along some water as well.

Helpful?
1 Thank Don A
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to see turtles pulled up on the reef basking in the sun or just popping their heads up in the shallows. There are shorebirds darting in and out for food as water washes back and forth. Careful! The seaweed rocks are WAY slippery. Walk north along the sand to the Lokoako fish pond. It sustained... More 

Helpful?
Thank sdavid614
Whitehorse, Canada
Level Contributor
71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great beach to visit and offers shade and ample snorkeling opportunities in the bay. We saw more than 18 sear turtles on our walk along the beach and a couple of relatively rare local birds. Water is warm and fish abundant.

Helpful?
Thank KobyCanada
tha row, ca
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little sheltered bay with numerous sea turtles casually browsing the sea bed and swimming along in the peaceful waters. Great quiet little beach, although the sand is a little rough for young feet and the rocky areas are quite slippery! Walk with caution and please don't harass the turtles! We saw too many tourists get very close to them... More 

Helpful?
Thank yapbunzai
Phoenix
Level Contributor
80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park offers something for everyone. Swimming and snorkling with other water sports in a small but active bay. Walking over the ages old lava can be slippery, particularly with tides coming in, so slip a pair of sure footed shoes in your day pack. The history of the park is very interesting, and the park Rangers are helpful and... More 

Helpful?
Thank pflepsep
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Level Contributor
74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We hadn't initially planned on stopping here and I'm so glad we did! While not quite as informative or scenic as Place of Refuge it was still beautiful, and we got to see sea turtles! Definitely worth the stop!!

Helpful?
Thank Katie F
san mateo, ca
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My youngest earned a Jr. Ranger badge at this monument with a sacred Heiau and old style huts and game tables - it was a lovely site with beautiful fish visible through the water when standing nearby. We remained parked in the lot and walked a short block to "2-step" for snorkeling - safe enough for my 6 year old.... More 

Helpful?
Thank molbiomom

Travellers who viewed Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park also viewed

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?