Welcome to Pahala


Pahala dozes just inland from Hwy 11, south of Mile 51. The unhurried town center, with a gas station, a bank and a post office (but no dining options), is at the corner of Kamani and Pikake Sts.


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Pahala activities

$4.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour App

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Big Island Bees, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: The Painted Church, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: The Captain Cook Monument, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Papakolea Green Sand Beach, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Ka Lae, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Lava Tree State Park, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Whittington Beach Park, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Mauna Kea Observatories, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!

$500 Day Trips & Excursions

2-day Hawaii Vortex Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Kona Side VortexesStop At: Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiThe ancient Lemurian dolphin vortex energy of Kealakekua Bay is the strongest during sunrise and sunset and from here we set our intention for day one of our journey. Connect with ancient energies, warm your body up with some sun salutations and take in all that your senses allow. (Detailed itinerary emailed upon reservation)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiExperience the peace and serenity of Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, the crown of the golden triangle vortex. Look inside yourself while visiting this former Buddhist sanctuary. There are shrines and sacred offerings for many of the world's ancient traditions. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiExperience the humility and reverence of the Place of Refuge. Many people have reported supernatural activity here as well as a deep spiritual connection to the land. Enjoy a guided tour of these sacred grounds and stop to meditate in the shadows of the Ki'i statues.Duration: 1 hourStop At: South Point Complex, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiTravel down to the southernmost vortex in the entire USA! See why locals refer to this area as having a 'rift in time.' According to NASA, astronauts orient their compasses to South Point upon reentry because of the intense magnetic energy there. If they can detect it from space, imagine what it does in person! A total recharge of your bio-battery, among other beneficial things.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiPunaluu Black Sand Beach is a magnetized beach that will leave you feeling charged and refreshed. Experience the Big Island's magnetic energy in person while you tune in to the earth energies present. Let yourself relax among the numerous Honu (sea turtles) who also use the energies of the land to charge. "Be like the honu."Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch: We stop for lunch at Punalu'u Bakery in Na'alehuNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Hilo Side VortexesStop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiVisit and hike at the Big Island's most active vortex, Kilauea. Hike with your guide down to Kilauea Iki crater, visit the steam vents, and learn about the magnetic anomalies in the area.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Mauna Kea Summit, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiExperience the Big Island's strongest vortex, Mauna Kea (White Mountain) and meditate in the sun's rays at 14,000+ feet. Up here, your thoughts and prayers reach the heavens and those who dwell there a lot faster than usual.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: We stop for lunch in Waimea on the way back from Mauna Kea.No accommodation included on this day.

$439 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Craters & Coffee

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ka'u Coffee Mill, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiGuests who book the Craters & Coffee Tour by Blue Hawaiian Helicopters will experience an exhilarating flight over Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano, summit and vent before an exclusive landing at the Ka’u Coffee Mill. Upon touching down just steps from the coffee field, guests will be greeted by mill manager Louis Daniele for a “seed-to-cup” walking tour through coffee orchards, milling and roasting rooms before ending in the tasting room, where several varieties of Hawaiian made coffee, local macadamia nuts and chocolate-covered peaberry coffee beans (aka “buzz-berries”) await. Back on the helicopter, guests will take in firsthand views of island’s newest landscapes in the form of exquisite black sand beaches at Pohoiki and Kapoho Bay, among other sights including towering sea cliffs and colorful ancient lava flows.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Kilauea Volcano, Island of Hawaii, Hawaiivolcano, summit and vent

$176.50 Kid Friendly

Hawaii Island Odyssey Kona Or Kohala

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bay View Farm, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiVisit a working Kona Coffee Farm and Sample the worlds best CoffeeDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiExplore a black sand beachDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiVisit the current volcanic activityDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm and Factory, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiVisit a working Macadamia Nut FarmDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Big Island Candies, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiSample and explore Hawaii Islands best chocolate factoryDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiView the tallest waterfall on Hawaii IslandDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Waipio Valley Lookout, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiView the spectacular Waipio Valley OverlookDuration: 25 minutes

$189 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Premium Tour of Big Island - Black Sand Beach, Volcanoes and Waterfalls

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kona Joe Coffee, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiTour and coffee tastingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiBlack sand beach, home to sea turtlesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiChain of Craters Road, Lookouts, Steam Vents, views of New Halemau'mau crater Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Rainbow Falls, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiVisit to iconic Rainbow FallsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiVisit Akaka Falls state park for more waterfalls!Duration: 30 minutes