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Mokuola (Coconut) Island in the port of Hilo»
As we sailed away from Hilo after a busy day of sightseeing, we had a good view of an interesting island attached to the Big Island by a bridge. We’d seen a rainbow over it when we’d arrived in port that morning.
This island is Mokuola or Coconut Island. It is connected by the bridge to Lili’uokalani Park and Gardens and is a small pubic park with beaches, picnic areas and fields.
Mokuola means ‘island of life’ in Hawaiian and was the site of an ancient healing temple. According to legend, the ill could be cured by swimming around the island three times.
- Volcano House
- Steam Vents
- Kīlauea Iki
- Chain of Craters Road
- Rainbow Falls
- Richardson’s Black Sand Beach
Location: Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
Designation: Public Park
Date of my visit: April 16, 2019