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Kealakekua Bay - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Kealakekua Bay, South Kona, HI 96704, USA

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About Kealakekua Bay

Kealakekua Bay is an important historic location because it marks the site where the first westerner, Captain James Cook, landed on Hawaii island. Now this place is a famous tourist attraction and it is a perfect destination for scuba diving and kayaking and snorkeling.

Attractions Near Kealakekua Bay

Hulihe‘e Palace
Hulihe‘e Palace19.29km from Kealakekua Bay

This was an old vacation home of the Hawaiian royalty which was built out of lava rock. It was now converted into a museum by the Daughters of Hawaii Showcasing the old furniture, ornaments, and artifacts.

Mokuaikaua Church
Mokuaikaua Church19.3km from Kealakekua Bay

Located on the big island of Hawaii. This was Hawaii's first Christian church. Founded by missionaries who came from Boston.

Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa34.99km from Kealakekua Bay

Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth in terms of volume and area covered. It is an active shield volcano located on the island of Hawaii in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It stands over 13,000 feet tall(4,169 m) and has a base that covers an area of over 2,000 square miles.

Hāpuna Beach State Park
Hāpuna Beach State Park58.03km from Kealakekua Bay

This is a large park and sandy beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is one of a few other white sand beaches on the west coast of the Big Island. This beach is the best place to spend leisure time and can have some valuable moments.

Punaluʻu Beach
Punaluʻu Beach58.34km from Kealakekua Bay

This is a beach on the big island of Hawaii. The beach has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. Punaluʻu is frequented by endangered hawksbill and green turtles, which can often be seen basking on the black sand. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Hawaii.

Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea61.22km from Kealakekua Bay

This is a dormant volcano and the highest point in the island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world. Trekkerrs and adventure lovers can explore this area.

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Hawaiʻi County is a county in the U.S. state of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands. County which was floursihed with natural beauty and so many other places.