Sunrise & Hot Ponds

Hilo, United States

Experience hosted by Dawn

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We start by touring the prettiest road on the island, close to the ocean and lava cliffs, near tidepools and spots with breathtaking sunrises that usually are followed by rainbows! Then we mosey on down to swim and snorkel in the geothermal ponds at the King's Bath, a hard to find picturesque hot pond that will not disappoint. We most always have the area to ourselves due to the time of day, making it feel like your private oasis! There is no lava flow to view, the ponds are heated by the lava underground making natural hot tubs!

***I CAN CUSTOMIZE ANY TOURS, PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION IF NEEDED, & SCHEDULE TOURS ON DATES NOT PROVIDED ON THE CALENDAR HERE. PLEASE MESSAGE ME FOR DETAILS. MAHALO!
We start by touring the prettiest road on the island, close to the ocean and lava cliffs, near tidepools and spots with breathtaking sunrises that usually are followed by rainbows! Then we mosey on down to swim and snorkel in the geothermal ponds at the King's Bath, a hard to find picturesque hot pond that will not disappoint. We most always have the area to ourselves due to the time of day, making it feel like your private oasis! There is no la…

Meet your host, Dawn

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 16 Reviews
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I am a mother, travel lover and adventurer with a passion for the island! I love to travel like a local and want to provide other adventurers the same opportunity by taking them to experience places and moments that are local treasures <3 I left Florida where I had lived most of my life, sold my house, quit my job and moved to the island without knowing anyone here. I have embraced the culture and it has embraced me. My unique perspective will provide travelers with an experience like none other!
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From $156
/person
Mon., Aug. 2
$156 per person
5:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Join 1 other guest
$156 per person
Wed., Aug. 4
$156 per person
5:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Join 4 other guests
$156 per person
Fri., Aug. 6
$156 per person
5:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Join 2 other guests
$156 per person

Where you'll be

We will meet in Pahoa and drive to our destination; the location we are driving to in Pahoa has the only hot ponds on the island. We will stop at a lava cliff to watch sunrise, see the NEWEST black sand beach and swim in the Kings Bath hot pond! There are three different hot ponds to swim and float in. I provide rafts for floating and recommend water shoes for everyone that attends the tour.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Margaret
July 2021
The clouds blocked the perfect sunrise, but the location could not have been more beautiful! The hot baths were a great treat and afterwards we were directed to the absolute best breakfast I’ve had in a long time. Dawn was easy to talk with and gave a plethora of good information to help our time in Hawaii a better value! 🥰
The clouds blocked the perfect sunrise, but the location could not have been more beautiful! The hot baths were a great treat and afterwards we were directed to the absolute best b…
Brent
July 2021
We really enjoyed our activity. The hot springs are beautiful and the new black sand beach is fascinating. Having a guide to show us around was fantastic!
Lauren
June 2021
Dawn was a great early morning host while we explored some beautiful lava rocks, fields and hot ponds. She was easy going, laid back and had some good information/stories.
Juliana
June 2021
Absolutely stunning experience with a great host! Dawn is very easygoing and friendly and has many great stories to share about the island and life in general! The locations we went to were amazing and the sunrise absolutely gorgeous! If you want a local authentic experience and suggestions then don’t hesitate to book this! Be careful of the meetup location though since the other group that booked missed is as they hadn’t read the message for the meetup location.
Absolutely stunning experience with a great host! Dawn is very easygoing and friendly and has many great stories to share about the island and life in general! The locations we wen…
Cheyenne
June 2021
We had so much fun on the sunrise and hot ponds experience with Dawn! She went the extra mile by providing transportation for us which was so helpful. The location she took us to for the sunrise was magical and made for some amazing pictures. We probably would not have been able to find the location of the hot ponds on our own, and it was awesome that she had rafts for us to swim with. We really appreciated her knowledge of the land we were on and the plants and animals around. It was also awesome getting to know her and hearing about her experience on the island. Totally recommend!!
We had so much fun on the sunrise and hot ponds experience with Dawn! She went the extra mile by providing transportation for us which was so helpful. The location she took us to f…
Shweta
June 2021
My husband and I had a great time on this experience. We met Dawn at the meeting point and from there followed her to the lava cliffs to see sunrise. After sunrise we followed her to the hot ponds which were a treat. Dawn bought some floaties/rafts and we enjoyed floating and relaxing in the hot ponds. The last hot pond, Kings bath, was wonderful- secluded in the jungle, not something we would’ve found by ourselves and it was easy to imagine a time when royalty would bathe here.
My husband and I had a great time on this experience. We met Dawn at the meeting point and from there followed her to the lava cliffs to see sunrise. After sunrise we followed her…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

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