Few are unaware of Hawaii’s reputation as a luscious tropical getaway with magnificent sunny weather all year round. Kehena, being part of the Hawaii islands, is no different and provides sun-worshippers the opportunity to get a perfect tan as they enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding them. But there are also plenty of activities for the more energetic and for the adventurous. Amateur photographers will find numerous sites to snap away at and there is plenty of entertainment for those who love a party. Places to stay are plenteous as well, ranging from holiday homes from which visitors can feel the ocean spray to comfy apartments with stunning views.
While on the Puna district in Hawaii, visitors won’t find a better place from which to sunbathe or swim in the shallow ocean waters than Kehena. The fine black sands of this resort provide ample grounds for basking and leisurely promenades. There tourists will find a lively mixture of holidaymakers and locals enjoying the immaculate weather and the lovely ocean breeze. However, visitors will want to be careful when going in for a dip in the ocean as it sometimes can get a bit rough. Spinner dolphins swimming and frolicking about in the waters off the bay is one of the sights that visitors can look forward to enjoying while out on the beach. Those who want to are free to swim side by side with these friendly creatures. On Sundays, local musicians come to the beach and provide catchy percussion-based tunes to the revellers so visitors might want to make their appearance then. For those looking to burn some calories, rental bikes are available to use to make a tour of the interior parts of the locale. There visitors will find lava flows and other interesting sights as they cycle along trails through the Puna district’s jungles that can be quite challenging. Those keen on surfing might want to head to the nearby Isaac Hale Beach Park.
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park which visitors can reach by travelling further into the interior of Puna district is replete with geological marvels wrought by the volcanic activity the area has experienced in the recent past. These include caves and some of the largest lava tubes the world has ever seen. Visitors will also find a trip to the lava-surrounded Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse very much worth the trouble.
Only in the winter months from November to February do the temperatures venture below the 20°C mark, and even this on the odd occasion. For most of the year temperatures hover between 21 and 30°C; perfect conditions for sunbathing. Don’t forget your bottle of sunscreen though. The place does also receive a lot of rainfall though it does not really make much of an impression on the prevailing heat.
The Hilo International Airport which is a mere 10 minutes from Puna district is Kehena’s gateway to travellers from abroad. Despite the name, no international airliners have direct flights there so visitors will have to connect flights from Honolulu or Kahalui in Maui.