"Punalu'u Region" Punaluu by triplehelix

Punaluu Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 15 photos

Black Sand Beachs

Punalu'u is one of the only remaining areas on the islands with black sand beaches. It is also home to an endangered sea turtle habitat. Visitors and locals are discouraged from going near them as they are protected.

Kalapana in the Puna district was destroyed by a volcanic eruption several years back. Kalapana was one of the more famous black sand areas in the state. While swimming mere miles away from the lava flow, you could actually see the lava flowing into the ocean.

Sweet Bread

Punalu'u is known for its sweet bread made fresh daily and shipped state wide.

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  • Pros:Good bread
  • Cons:Bad Shopping
  • In a nutshell:Small town to pass through
  • Intro Updated Oct 26, 2005
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