Pineapple Park is an affordable, comfortable ‘European style’ hostel, located on the west side of Hawaii Island, 10 miles south of Kailua-Kona in KEALAKEKUA, with a spectacular vista of our beautful Pacific Ocean.
We are a five minute walk to the trail head to Kealakekua Bay, one of the most pristine snorkling and kayaking places in Hawaii. Rent one of our kayaks and/or some snorkle gear and you’ll be cruising with the dolphins and paddling to the Captain Cook monument to see where Captain James Cook stood when he was first mistaken for the Hawaiian god, Lono.
Our facilities feature a communal kitchen where guests can keep cold things cold, heat up or cook their own meals and enjoy eating on our large upper lanai area where you can BBQ, kick back and watch our large screen TV, or gasp at a fantastic sunset. The kitchen is open at 6am so you can have your favorite hot beverage along with the sunrise. We close up at 10 pm so we can all have a good snooze.
We’re nicely located – just across the street from a minimart and a bus stop. In minutes, in either direction on Mamalahoa Highway there are restaurants, fast food, a hardware store, art galleries, coffee and chocolate plantation tours, and archaelological sites are close by. Your pick of either Kealakekua (north) or Captain Cook (south) post offices. Take a leisurely drive North on Mamalahoa Highway, stay “mauka” (toward the mountainside) and meander through historic coffee farms, and Holualoa artist colony; or “makai”( toward the ocean) if Kailua-Kona and the shore are your goal. In the southernly direction you’ll eventually come to South Point, the southernmost point of the 50 Unites States. Lots to do, lots to see, start out early to get the most out of your day.
Accomodations range from rustic, cozy dorm bunks at $40 (plus 14.43% room tax ), to semi-private, and ensuite private rooms.