This post continues details of our two-day circular driving tour of the island of Hawaii, which we began on our ninth day in Hawaii (May 25th). Our first four stops were in the South Island region. Our first stop was at South Point. Our next three stops were in the towns of Waiohinu and Naalehu. Our fifth stop of the day (and the last one in the South Island region) was at Punalu’u Beach Park, near the town of Pahala.
Continuing east from Naalehu on Highway 11, the road to Punalu’u Beach Park was within a 12-mile drive. Punalu’u Beach Park is known for its black sand beach and the Hawaiian green turtles that frequent this beach.
The coconut trees behind Bob provide shade, but they also provide a nice backdrop for the fishpond located behind them.
Next stop – Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park