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This highway goes from Kailua-Kona to Hilo on Hawaii's "Big Island."
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“belt road” (5 reviews)
“the big island” (25 reviews)
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"beautiful drive"
in 7 reviews
"belt road"
in 5 reviews
"the big island"
in 25 reviews
"narrow winding road"
in 2 reviews
"queen kaahumanu"
in 2 reviews
"nat'l park"
in 2 reviews
"macadamia nuts"
in 2 reviews
"the entire island"
in 2 reviews
"speed limit"
in 2 reviews
"waimea"
in 12 reviews
"scenery"
in 8 reviews
"route"
in 7 reviews
"parts"
in 7 reviews
"lava"
in 10 reviews
"ocean"
in 11 reviews
"ranches"
in 2 reviews
"hawaii"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the main highway that will get you around the entire island. The highway has scenic overlooks and connects with other roads which lead to beaches, the coast, historic sites. We travelled Mamalahoa Highway (also Hawaii Belt Road) to many destinations. It is a...More

Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the main highways on the island along the Western shore. Very well paved with great strip lighting at night. You can get just about anywhere from north to south on this highway.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

As a long distance cyclist visiting the big island , this scenic highway is necessary to transit to the saddle road. While there is an adequate bike lane, the traffic whizzing by at 60 plus mph is more than unnerving, not for the inexperienced cyclist...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

North 19 Diversions.. Great trip along the old road out of Waimea. Goes through forest and past ranches. An even better one is between mile posts 7 and eleven. Very tropical.

Thank KWAJT
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

To get feel for the "old" Hawaii, driving along the section of the Mamalahoa between Holualoa and Hwy 190 is worthwhile, very curvy but with interesting coffee plantations, houses and the village of Holualoa which is more authentic than many places. The rest of the...More

Thank Travellinghawk777
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a narrow winding road but makes for an interesting drive. We were glad we took the time and took this road on our way back to Kona from Hilo

Thank C S
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

To avoid some of the traffic we chose this route, what a treat great views - a little longer to get to destination but worth it!

Thank Deb N
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

To most this looks like a road. Not a really good one and for the most part no shoulders. Lot’s of good reasons to avoid it.....but don’t. In the history of Hawaii all of the land was owned by the Ali’i. There were tolls to...More

Thank Keaka_Pono
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Take some time to complete this drive. Lots of beauty and history to experience and take in. Make all the stops you can. Never tire of this route.

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

If you are in the area a drive on this road is worth your while. It is gorgeous with a narrow winding road through thick old growth of forest, and a few creeks. We had actually gotten lost and ended up on this road by...More

Thank Sue A
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