Body of water

Puako Bay

9 locals recommend,

Tips from locals

Brett
April 9, 2015
Great Dive Spot and surf during winter swells.
Bailey
December 14, 2015
Anywhere along Puako Beach Drive. Best snorkeling and whale watching on the Big Island in warm waters and lots of turtles to swim with.
Chaynalei
June 15, 2021
This is a short 10 min drive from Hale Keala. There are so many lava rock tide pools all along the bay. Parking is along the road near any of the Shoreline Access points or down towards the end of the dead end road is a good place with shade. Not much sand, usually has turtles swimming around and good snorkeling.
Opt
January 5, 2019
Really great snorkeling and turtle watching.
Terri
October 6, 2015
Good place to spot whales, and to interact with them if you're extremely lucky. I like to walk along the ocean from the end of Puako Drive, heading south.

Unique things to do nearby

Private Whale watching boat tour
From Price:$89 / person
Whale Watching Adventures aboard the Black Pearl
From Price:$74 / person
Epic Hawaii PhotoShoot
From Price:$168 / person

Places to stay nearby

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Split Luxury Beach Villas - Discounted Prices!
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Mauna Lani Golf Villa! Club Access, AC, Pool, Spa!
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Lalamilo Beach Bungalow - Right on Waialea Bay
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  2. 1 bed
Mauna Lani Resort - 15 Mins Walk to Beach! Luxury!
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  2. 1 bed
Hale Malia
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ONE OF A KIND STUDIO!~ON THE FAIRWAY~OCEAN VIEWS!
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  2. 1 bed
Honu Bungalow At Pakalana Sanctuary
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  2. 2 beds
Quaint studio apartment on the beach!
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Synergy Near Golf & Beach
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  2. 2 beds
Mango Hale Cottage
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 1 bed
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