Choose one of Kealakekua Bay hotels for a trip for your loved ones and make a commitment to quality and relaxation. These fully equipped rentals are ready to be your base while you take on the adventures that await. Hike to a historical monument to learn the captivating stories of Kealakekua’s past, or swim with dolphins, whales, and schools of fish in the turquoise waters of the bay.
Places to Stay Near to Kealakekua Bay
Best Hiking Trails in Kealakekua Bay
The hike to Kealakekua Bay is a blood-pumping 3.8 miles with an elevation of 1300 feet, but it’s well worth the views at the trail’s end. After a peaceful night’s sleep in one of Kealakekua Bay cabins, throw on some closed toe shoes, pack a backpack full of water and snorkeling gear, and head out on an adventure through this pristine trail lush with native vegetation and wildlife. Glance at the steep rocky cliffs, crystal waters, and observe the playful dolphins.
1. Captain Cook Monument
Explorer Captain James Cook was the first European to make contact with the Island of Hawaii, and his name remains forever intertwined with its history. Follow an old road passed an ancient temple to reach this tone monument dedicated to Captain Cook.
2. Ka'awaloa Village
Explore the ancient ruins of Ka’waloa Village on the northern portion of Kealakekua Bay. This collection of temples and artifacts is overgrown with lush vegetation and should be tread upon cautiously as to preserve the village’s history.
3. Nāpō'opo'o Beach Park
Wander down Nāpō'opo'o road to reach this beautiful beach park that is perfect for a swim. Be sure to stop by the ancient temple of Hikiau Heiau, known for its history of human sacrifice, where nearby Captain James Cook provided the first Christian burial service.
Great Places to Stay Near Kealakekua Bay
Best Family Activities in Kealakekua Bay
There’s much to do when staying in Kealakekua Bay cabins, whether you’re heading out into the open water for a day of adventure or coming home for a relaxing evening overlooking the bay from a hillside balcony. Grab your family and friends and head to Kealakekua Bay for one of many unforgettable water experiences.
1. The Forever Memories of a Dolphin Encounter
Make incredible memories with your loved ones while meeting playful animals at a Dolphin Encounter. Hundreds of dolphins flock to this bay, jumping from the ocean’s surface in an epic show.
2. Sea Life Snorkel
Clear, quiet water beckons visitors to swim with the sea life in a world beneath the waves. Jump into the turquoise sea with your snorkeling gear on a guided tour with your family and friends.
3. Kayaking on the Open Water
Bring your family closer together in a translucent kayak that gives views of the sea below. Witness dolphins swimming alongside your kayak and schools of fish frolicking among the corals.