Thirty-five miles south of the Kona airport, Hale Mele Kohola is
close to many points of interest. A few streets below is Pebble
Beach. Ten minutes away by car is secluded Ho’okena Beach. Twenty
minutes will take you to The Place of Refuge (Pu’uhonua o Honaunau),
an historic site also ideal for picnicking, hiking, and swimming.
Snorkel nearby in the waters of Two-Step.From Hale Mele Kohola it is
twenty-five minutes to South Point, fifty-five minutes to Na'alehu
where one can still see the monkey pod tree planted by Mark Twain;
and ninety minutes to Volcano National Park. Hilo is a mere half an
hour more from Volcano National Park. Do enjoy the back sand beach
of Punalu'u on the way to Volcano.