Naalehu is located on the southern part of the Big Island, and it has the Manuka State Park to the west and the Kau Forest Reserve to the north. Given the unique setting of that any Naalehu Bed and Breakfast has to offer, it is a good idea to book your accommodations at least a month before your arrival date to the Hawaiian Islands. Here is a list of BBOnline's top three reasons to visit Naalehu in the Big Island:
A bike ride around the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an excellent way not only to enjoy the great outdoors that the Big Island offers, but also to sweat off a couple of the extra calories that you might take in on your vacation. Located about a 90-minute drive from Naalehu, this national park has several active volcanoes and amazing interactive natural wonders such as hot air fissures. There are many local agencies that offer bike tours for every level. You can choose between tours on paved roads or on a combination of paved roads and off-road trails. Depending on your fitness level, the bike tours can last anywhere from two to five hours. At all times, a van will be following you nearby just in case you need to rest or you need some snacks and refreshments.
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Located near Captain Cook (not to be confused with the famous Captain Cook's Bay on Kauai Island) along the Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 11), the South Kona Forest Reserve is just a 40-minute drive to the west of Naalehu. This forest reserve has several hiking paths that range from the inviting for the newbie hiker to the challenging for the experienced adventurer. It is a good idea to pack all necessary items such as water, snacks, hat, sunblock and anything else you might need. Remember that there are no nearby convenience stores. Make sure to inform somebody where you plan to hike and carry a cell phone just in case.