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This highway goes from Kailua-Kona to Hilo on Hawaii's "Big Island."
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All reviews belt road beautiful drive the big island hamakua coast south point take your time southernmost tip narrow winding road queen kaahumanu black sands beach the entire island macadamia nuts lava fields captain cook volcano national park waimea route
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Its the only way to get around the Island and great views along the way. If you have the time, do the whole length.

Thank tedb548
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Traveling around the south end of Hawaii from Kona to Hilo and then back up and over the Saddle road is a full day trip. This of course includes lots of stops along the way to see the sights. The volcano national park was closed...More

Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Mamalahoa Highway We travelled along the Mamalahoa Highway from Hilo to Kona, around the south of the Big Island. It is one of the most scenic routes we have travelled. From Hilo you travel through green subtropical hills and valleys with waterfalls and indigenous forests....More

Thank Karrst
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Quite a nice drive from Kona to Waimea. Lava Lava everywhere. We made a roadside stop as we saw people gathered by what looked like lava tube/tunnel. A vast area to climb and walk without any fee. Near the Kona airport as I recall.

Thank krispascoe
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Undergoing construction now which slows everything up. Should be nice when they finish it; not sure when that will be.

Thank ditynyc
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Drove this route between Hilo & Kona, nice drive, good road with nice places to stop along the way. Some pretty vistas.

Thank qhnpaintluvr
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is the main highway that will get you around the entire island. The highway has scenic overlooks and connects with other roads which lead to beaches, the coast, historic sites. We travelled Mamalahoa Highway (also Hawaii Belt Road) to many destinations. It is a...More

2  Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed 30 March 2018

One of the main highways on the island along the Western shore. Very well paved with great strip lighting at night. You can get just about anywhere from north to south on this highway.

Thank turtlegirl178
Reviewed 12 March 2018

As a long distance cyclist visiting the big island , this scenic highway is necessary to transit to the saddle road. While there is an adequate bike lane, the traffic whizzing by at 60 plus mph is more than unnerving, not for the inexperienced cyclist...More

Thank drsusan2017
Reviewed 22 January 2018

North 19 Diversions.. Great trip along the old road out of Waimea. Goes through forest and past ranches. An even better one is between mile posts 7 and eleven. Very tropical.

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