Getting to Kalani

Kalani's physical address is: 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Click here to view our physical location in Google Maps and get driving directions!

Kalani is located on Kalapana-Kapoho Road, a two-lane road that travels 15 miles along the coastline of the lower Puna District, known locally as "The Red Road." Below please find air and ground transportation options to get here:

Flying to Hawaii Island - also known as "The Big Island"

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Option 1: Fly to Hilo International Airport (ITO)

Fly to Hilo International Airport, the closest airport to Kalani, from other island airports such as Honolulu on Oahu, Kahului on Maui, Lihue on Kauai, or Kona west of us.

Several flights are offered daily with Hawaiian Airlines (1-800-367-5320). There is one direct flight from Los Angeles everyday on United Airlines (1-800-864-8331).

Kalani offers convenient shuttles from Hilo, see below.

Option 2: Fly to Kona (KOA)

Kalani is a 2 1/2 - 3 hour scenic drive by car from Kona, halfway around the Island of Hawaii, "the Big Island", via either the northern or southern routes, or the newly finished Saddle road passing Mauna Kea. 

Be sure to check with airlines about their offerings of special car rental rates! We have provided directions, below.

Ground Transportation

Kalani Shuttles

We offer transportation to and from Hilo International Airport (ITO) and locations in the local Hilo, Pahoa, and Kea'au areas. Kalani is only a 45 minute drive from Hilo. Call (808) 965 7828 or email us via [email protected] as soon as you have your final itinerary. Please note: as of 4/1/16, the price per person for one-way airport transportation will go up to $75.

Rates to and from:

  • Hilo International Airport (ITO)
  • Hotels
  • Bus Stations

 - $65 for one person, one way.
 - $45 per person, one way, if there is more than one traveler. We try to combine reservations whenever possible.
* A regular taxi costs about $125 one way from Hilo to Kalani.
* We do not provide transportation to Kona International Airport (KOA) at this time. Kalani is approximately 3 hours from Kona by car.
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Planned price increase: as of 4/1/16, the price per person for airport transportation will go up to $75 for individual and group travelers.

Rates to and from:

  • Private Residences
  • AirBnb Locations
  • Locations away from primary transportation centers.

 - $65 per person, one way.
* We require the location, address, phone number, and any special directions that are needed to locate the destination, three days prior to your your shuttle date. 

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 bus website.

Car

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Driving to Kalani from the Hilo International Airport (ITO)

Kalani is only a 45 minute drive from Hilo.

  • Leaving the Hilo airport, turn left at traffic light onto Kanoelehua Ave/ Highway 11 South.

  • Continue on Hwy 11 until you are out of town (about 5.9 miles).
  • Turn left onto Kea'au Pahoa Bypass Road/ Highway 130 South and continue for 21 miles (passing Pahoa).
  • After mile-marker 20 there is a left-hand turn lane shortly after a large sign which says End of Road-1 mile. This important left turn is past a green church and in sight of the ocean. A sign will direct you either to Kalapana or End of Road. Turn left towards Kalapana, then curve right.
  • Follow this short road to a stop sign at a T-junction and turn left onto Kalapana-Kapoho Rd/ Coastal Highway 137.
  • 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 entrance sign.

Driving to Kalani from the Kona International Airport (KOA)

Kalani is a 2 1/2 - 3 hour scenic drive from Kona, halfway around the Island.

  • Make a 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 on Hwy 11 until you are out of town (about 5.9 miles).
  • Turn left onto Kea'au Pahoa Bypass Road/ Highway 130 South and continue for 21 miles (passing Pahoa).
  • After mile-marker 20 there is a left-hand turn lane shortly after a large sign which says End of Road-1 mile. This important left turn is past a green church and in sight of the ocean. A sign will direct you either to Kalapana or End of Road. Turn left towards Kalapana, then curve right.
  • Follow this short road to a stop sign at a T-junction and turn left onto Kalapana-Kapoho Rd/ Coastal Highway 137.
  • 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 entrance sign.

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