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This highway goes from Kailua-Kona to Hilo on Hawaii's "Big Island."
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“belt road” (4 reviews)
“the big island” (22 reviews)
“nat'l park” (2 reviews)
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been on the road 3 times in 2 days. It's necessary to visit the "other side " of the island. In our case, Kona to Hilo, Observatory, and all points in between. Road is in very good condition and was just striped for a...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Mamalahoa is highways 19 and 11 combined . Put together they circle the island and get you to where ever you want to go.It is also known as the Hawaiian Belt Road. it is pretty much a two lane highway with lots of hills,...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

If you do any type of traveling on the west side of the island or in Wanaka Saddle road area you end up taking this road. Is there a scenic route with a lot of desert landscape and beautiful views sea. Just like most roads...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Up county, one of the few roads that go around a significant part of the Big Island. Enjoy the ride.

Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is a main road on the Big Island. Not sure if it goes all the way around, but it's a main artery from the airport, through Kailua-Kona, and through to Volcanoes Nat'l Park.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Smooth drive and enjoyable. We love the big Island and look forward to making a trip around the island each time we visit.

Thank Time4RandR
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Took this route several times to access points of interest to the north and east coast. There is less traffic than on Hwy. 19 and the views towards the west coast are good.

Thank butterfly8408
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great views...make sure you have a full tank of gas and some food and water. Road gets very dark at night and if it's cloudy your visibility will be limited, but definitely worth the trip.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This stretch of road has really been improved but could use an increase in the speed limits in many areas. Some areas are 35 MPH when they could easily be 55MPH. Scenic, nice drive.

1  Thank jerdc
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Busy well made road with great views and varied colorful plant life. Als shows different ages of lava

1  Thank FamilymanDoug
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