Month Visited: August
Special tips and warnings about this trip: The waterfalls in Hawaii can be breathtaking, but these natural elements can also be dangerous if care is not taken. Pay attention to all warning signs and follow any posted rules and guidelines to prevent any accidents. Near some of the waterfalls in Hawaii rocks can be slipper so wear comfortable and sturdy footwear.
Description: Coconut Island Park is located on a small island that is reached by a footbridge, and there are a number of amenities as well as some very beautiful vistas and one of the most popular beaches in Hilo. There are restroom and picnic facilities, and visitors frequently get to watch sea turtles who are usually found in the area. The waters are great for swimming and the beach offers a chance to rest and just relax in a tropical paradise.
Our Experiences: This is a great stop for all ages, with gorgeous views, great swimming, and even a tower that the kids can jump off of into the ocean. There were some sea turtles and we watched them enthusiastically while keeping our distance. The kids loved playing in the grassy field and swimming while the adults were happy to lay in the sun and enjoy the relaxation.
Description: This is one of the waterfalls in Hawaii that attracts a number of visitors and locals both. This waterfall has a height of 80 feet and is close to 100 feet wide, and it is an awe sight. It is important to note that while the falls feed into pools called bubbling pots there are no lifeguards on duty and swimming is not recommended. The views are well worth the trek.
Our Experiences: This was one of our favorite waterfalls in Hawaii, and it was an incredible sight. The kids were a little disappointed that swimming is not allowed but they were thrilled to see the towering column of water and enjoy the lush scenery. This is recommended for anyone who finds themselves in the area.