Kealakekua Bay is a pristine wildlife sanctuary with ample opportunity for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and more. It is not unusual to spot dolphins and turtles amongst the many, many fish that reside in the bay!
Kealakekua Bay is also known as Captain Cook Bay, as it is the location where British Captain James T. Cook first made contact with the native Hawaiians. As such, Kealakekua Bay is a National Historical District and is listed in the Register of National Historic Places.
The house is located just across a one lane dead end road from Napo'opo'o wharf, with ocean access for swimming and snorkeling in Manini Bay. Tropical fish abound, and it is not uncommon to see sea turtles. You can launch a kayak from the wharf and paddle to the Captain Cook Monument, which is one the best snorkeling spots in the Islands. At the dead end (about a football field's length) is Napo'opo'o beach where you can boogieboard and swim. Here you can also watch dolphins frolic in the morning and the beautiful sunsets in the evening. Finally, the house is a quick drive or 10 minute walk to Manini Beach. (on the opposite side of Manini Bay) Located at Manini Beach is a great cove for wading. Perfect for kids! There are also picnic tables and lots of shady palm trees. It's a great place for the family to spend the day. Please click here for an aerial view.
There is convenient access to the rest of the Kona Coast, which features sightseeing, shopping, dining, golfing, parasailing, and much more. The Big Island features a historic national park, an astronomy center, and an active volcano!
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