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This highway goes from Kailua-Kona to Hilo on Hawaii's "Big Island."
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 10 January 2018

To get feel for the "old" Hawaii, driving along the section of the Mamalahoa between Holualoa and Hwy 190 is worthwhile, very curvy but with interesting coffee plantations, houses and the village of Holualoa which is more authentic than many places. The rest of the...More

Thank Travellinghawk777
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a narrow winding road but makes for an interesting drive. We were glad we took the time and took this road on our way back to Kona from Hilo

Thank C S
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