Driving Directions From Kona International Airport

81-1031 Keopuka Mauka Rd., Kealakekua • 808-649-9911

It’s 35 minutes to drive to our sanctuary from the airport. A taxi ends up charging about $84 one way and we provide a private shuttle for $65 each way. We can accommodate 3 passengers with luggage. Car rental is about $63/day during high season.

  • Leaving Kona Airport, head west on Keahole Airport Rd toward the mountains (away from the ocean).
  • Take a RIGHT(South) at the first traffic light – Highway 19 (Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy) and later called Highway 11 (Mamalahoa Highway)
  • Continue without turning for almost 19.5 miles. (about 33 minutes)
  • At the south end of the town called Kealakekua and before the town of Captain Cook, turn LEFT onto Keopuka Mauka Road. There is no street sign, so look for the Pineapple Park Hostel. You will see a large pineapple on the right hand side of the highway. Our street is directly across from the Pineapple.
  • Follow Keopuka Mauka Rd. past a few homes and take the MIDDLE FORK at the first fork in the road.
  • Continue straight ahead to the first driveway on your right. You’re here! We are less than .2 miles from the highway.
  • If you get lost or need further directions please feel free to call us at 808-649-9911 and we will be happy to help you along.

Click the links to see the Bus Route and Bus Schedule

Getting Around

The buses will take you to the north beaches about every hour (see schedule/map attached) and I go to the south beaches every morning and would be happy to give you a ride.

The closest bus stop to us about a 3 minute walk from our home. Most people thumb a ride here safely.

The walk to the beach is about 45 minutes (2 miles) down a hiking trail to the Kealakekua Marine Wildlife Refuge. The hard part is coming back up in the middle of the day (hot) and you need lots of water (so the point is you could hike down early). When we drive it takes 10-15 minutes.