Travel

IMG_5631

Kalani Airport Shuttle

Kalani offers transportation (from Hilo only) one way: $75/person or $50/person if more than one traveler. Kalani tries to combine whenever possible. A regular taxi costs about $90 -$120 from Hilo to Kalani. Let Kalani know at least a day in advance if you require an airport pickup; the cancellation policy is 24 hours notice. 808-965-0468

Bus

There is very limited public transportation via the Hele-On county bus that leaves from the downtown Hilo Bus Station (a few miles from the airport). This is a slow, but inexpensive option, that comes right to Kalani if you can coordinate your schedule. For more info visit the Hele On website http://heleonbus.org/

Car

Kalani’s physical address is 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778. 

Driving to Kalani from the Hilo International Airport (ITO); 35 miles / 60 minutes
  • Leaving the Hilo airport, turn left at traffic light onto Kanoelehua Ave/ Highway 11 South
  • Continue onHighway 11 until you are out of town (about 5.9 miles), then turn left onto Kea’au Pahoa Bypass Road/ Highway 130 South and continue for 11 miles to Pahoa
  • When you reach the Pahoa roundabout, follow the directional signage toward Kalapana, remaining on Highway 130. Continue for approximately 9 miles (you will go down a long, gradual hill and drop about 1,000 feet in elevation)
  • Keep an eye on mile markers; after mile-marker 20 you will see a directional sign that points to End of Road or Kalapana. Turn left toward Kalapana, then curve immediately to the right
  • Drive 1/4 mile to a stop sign at a T-junction, and turn left onto Kalapana-Kapoho Rd/ Coastal Highway 137 (toward Kapoho)
  • After about 5 miles, between the 17 and 18 mile-markers, and a half-mile beyond Kalapana Seaview Estates, Kalani will be on your left, marked with a lighted orange sign
Driving to Kalani from the Kona International Airport (KOA); 110 miles / 3 hours
  • Turn left out of the airport and drive north on Route 19
  • Continue on Route 19 through Waimea, down the Hamakua coast (still Route 19) until you get to Hilo
  • Past the waterfront side of town, make a right onto Highway 11 at Ken’s House of Pancakes (sign says Volcano 30 miles)
  • Continue onHighway 11 until you are out of town (about 5.9 miles), then turn left onto Kea’au Pahoa Bypass Road/Highway 130 South and continue for 11 miles to Pahoa
  • When you reach the Pahoa roundabout, follow the directional signage toward Kalapana, remaining onHighway 130. Continue for approximately 9 miles (you will go down a long, gradual hill and drop about 1,000 feet in elevation)
  • Keep an eye on mile markers; after mile-marker 20 you will see a directional sign that points to End of Road or Kalapana. Turn left toward Kalapana, then curve immediately to the right
  • Drive 1/4 mile to a stop sign at a T-junction, and turn left onto Kalapana-Kapoho Rd/Coastal Highway 137 (toward Kapoho)
  • After about 5 miles, between the 17 and 18 mile-markers, and a half-mile beyond Kalapana Sea View Estates, Kalani will be on your left, marked with a lighted orange sign