Is the Water Really This Blue? Adventure to Kiholo Bay

We started our adventure from the highway about 30 minutes north of Kailua Kona and take you along the path to the beach, then north to Kiholo Bay with its brilliant blue lagoon. We hiked to the very north edge of the bay, called Wainanaliʻi Pond, for the first time and jumped in, where the top 1/3 is fresh cold water coming down from the mountain in underground lava tubes and the bottom 2/3rds is sauna warm ocean water.

Wainanaliʻi Pond – is a unique body of water, and known as "Hawai’i’s Blue Lagoon". It is wedged between the hardened lava of the Mauna Loa eruption in 1859, and a coconut grove.

Interesting to note, this area has TWO lava flows from TWO different volcanoes. The first is from Hualalai in 1801 and the second is Mauna Loa, from 1859, which ultimately covered and destroyed the fishing village that was once thriving here.

We took a hike to the east of the pond a bit to show you what lies in the lava…

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