Kamakahonu, Kailua-Kona

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  • The King's Palace is super beautifully located in the bay. The surrounding buildings can be reached via the beach. For me, the highlight is to experience history like this. One is in the place where the king Kamehameha spent his last years. Who wants to swim to the palace to see it even more up close. It is not only great to swim in the bay, but also to go snorkeling. You can even see a relatively large number of fish. The atmosphere is particularly impressive, especially at sunrise
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  • This was an interesting section to visit by the Kailua Pier. Nice walking area with informative signs explaining different parts of this site. It was easily accessible and was an interesting part of m...  more »
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  • Very easy and simple small beach. There is some easy snorkeling with a surprising amount of reef fish. If you swim past King Kam's hut, make sure you stay to the right as there is a boat launch to the left. There is a swimmer rope set up to separate the boats. Local shop "Kona Boys" has a shack that rent beach supplies, SUP and kayaks plus have other random needs. Also the ABC store is close by if the shack doesn't have anything. Be mindful that the local "homeless" use the shower rinse off area as their regular shower, so make sure to wear slippers. If there is a cruise ship in town expect the beach to be full.
  • Great place for children but not too exciting as an adult. Calm and small beach.
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