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About Holoholokai Beach Park on Kona & West Island, Hawaii

Holoholokai Beach Park is a popular park with easy parking in the Mauna Lani Resort property. The beach here is not sandy unfortunately but the surface behind the lava rock shoreline is a beautiful mix of black and white chunks of lava and coral. At sunset this is an especially popular spot where folks bring beach chairs and hangout until the end of the day. The parking lot closes 30 minutes after sunset so be sure to head out after the sun’s gone.

During the day you can snorkel here if the seas are calm and if you are willing to search for a way across the shallow part of the reef.

The Malama Trail starts at the back of the Holoholokai parking lot and goes to the Puako Petroglyphs that are inland from the beach park. This is a hot and dry hike but it has shade along the route. It’s about one mile round-trip to the petroglyph viewing site on a rugged trail so bring water and wear sturdy shoes (there are long thorns too).

If you are looking for a sandy beach you could still park at Holoholokai Beach Park and then walk south along the shore to the beach on Pauoa Bay in front of the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Resort.

To get to Holoholokai Beach Park go into the Mauna Lani Resort entrance and stay right at the roundabout where the sign says North Kaniku Drive and has an arrow to The Fairmont Orchid and “Beach Park”. Since the entrance to the resort is not gated, the parking is first come first served.

Holoholokai Beach Park Rd
Waimea, HI 96743
Park Name
Holoholokai Beach Park, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological District
Other Names
Lae o ili
Pet Details
No dogs allowed
Free parking
Picnicking, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Sunset Watching
Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Grass Lawns, Petroglyphs, Trails, ADA Access
Waikoloa Village,US
7:23 pm, July 15, 2024
temperature icon 78°F
L: 75° H: 83°
Feels like 80.08 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:52 am
Sunset: 7:05 pm
Humidity 93 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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