Green Sand Beach

Feed Your Wild Side

Spend some time exploring our undeveloped coastlines

Kilauea ‘Iki crater

Find Your Fire

An easy drive makes for an unforgettable day

Turtle Swimming at Punaluu

Wet Your Appetite

For amazing adventures

Place of Refuge

Embrace Your Sanctuary

With a full day of historic chill

Spend Four Great Days on Hawaii Island

  • Make planning your Hawaii Island vacation easy.
  • We have been helping guests create experiences since 2005.
  • Everything on the map is within one hour. These days are flexible depending on your interests and how much you want to see and do.
  • Once you have your ideas of things to do near us, you’ll find there may be time for longer drives to Hilo and Kailua-Kona.
  • Of course, many guests over the years have also built in a day or two for in-house massage, classes at the inn, and napping on the lanai.
  • Sometimes guests that are only staying with us during their visit to the island may choose an around the island drive.

Make your stay with us one you will always remember. 

Click the Spots on the map below for more information about each location.


Kalaekilohana Inn & Retreat

94-2152 South Point Road
Naalehu, HI 96772
Ka Lae (The Point)
This is southern tip of the Hawaiian Islands, It is often called South Point
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
We recommend an early morning hike.
You’ll beat the crowds and have the wind at your back on the way out.
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Plan to spend the entire day at the park and stay late for the glow at the summit.

Ho’okena Beach Park

A good swimming beach in an old fishing village.

Kilohana’s mom grew up here.

Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park
Just 45 minutes from KalaekilohanaInn and Retreat.

Two Step Snorkeling Hotspot

Just steps away from the National Park

Kealakekua Bay
An easy drive along the coastal road and then a winding drive back to the highway.
Punalu’u County Beach Park
This is home to many turtles. There is an underground  fresh water spring, a brackish pond by the boat launch, and a lifeguard on duty part time.
Kawa County Park
This is about a 20 minute hike into a natural fresh water spring and one of the favorite local surfing spots.
Ka’u Coffee Mill
Take a coffee tour.
Wood Valley Buddhist Temple 
Worth a stop
Honomalino Gray Sand Beach
This about a 15 minute hike from Miloli’i Village.

Kahuku Section Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Open SAT & SUN 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pastoral hikes, two craters, and panoramic views


At the Summit

Kilauea ‘Iki Crater smoking
  • Casual Breakfast
  • Tour Orchid Farm
  • Grab a Cooler
  • Sandwiches To Go
  • Punaluʻu Black Sand
  • Hawaii Volcanoes NP
  • Visitor’s Center
  • Kilauea ‘Iki Hike
  • Chain of Craters
  • View New Caldera
  • Dinner
  • Nightcap on Lanai


Morning at Papakolea

Green Sand Beach
  • Early Breakfast
  • Hike to Papakolea Green Sand Beach
  • Visit Ka Lae (the point) also called South Point
  • Freshen at the Inn
  • Lunch at Hana Hou
  • Lilikoi Malasada
  • Hike at Kahuku Unit of HVNP
  • Dinner at the Inn
  • Beverage on Lanai


Surfers at Kawa

Kawa Surfers
  • Early Breakfast
  • Grab some chairs
  • Grab beach towels
  • Cooler/Ice Pack
  • Coffee Grinds
  • Miloliʻi Village
  • Hike out to Honomalino Gray Sand Beach
  • Back by 3 pm for Massage in Cupola
  • Dinner afterwards
  • Talk Story on Lanai


Sunrise Over the Ocean

sunrise at Kalaekilohana Inn & Retreat Hawaii
  • Casual Breakfast
  • Pack a Cooler
  • Grab Some Chairs
  • Add Beach Towels
  • Stop at Coffee Grinds
  • Ho’okena Beach Park for a Swim
  • Puʻuhonua ʻO Honaunau NHP (Place of Refuge)
  • Two-Step Snorkel
  • Dine at the Inn
  • Chill in the Parlor