‘Ahanalui Hot Pond (Big Island, Hawaii)

‘Ahanalui Hot Pond
a.k.a. Pu’ala’a County Park * Highway 137 * Puna district * Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii *

Located off of Highway 137 is Pu’ala’a County Park – a free park with pavillions, picnic tables, and a warm pool where the cool ocean meets the warm water from a natural hot spring. It is on average a perfect 90 degrees Fahrenheit with a balanced combination of fresh and salt water. Believed to be Pele’s special pools, this one is part natural and part man-made, heated to 90 degrees. The bottom of the pool is sand and mud with a slight sulphur smell, water is brackish but very clear and fish can often be seen within the pool. A small inlet separates the pool from the ocean and allows fish access to the pool. The pool is surrounded by palm trees, green grass, and is manned by a lifeguard. There are restrooms, showers, and a picnic area. Rated: 3.75 stars out of 5.



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