Kehena

Our Wonderful Kehena Vacation Rentals

Located between Kapoho and Kalapana on Puna’s coastal Red Road, Kehena has the distinction of being the biggest beach in Puna District. That said, it’s not very big. It has black sand, big waves, and can be dangerous to swim, so watch the ocean for a while first and exercise caution, as there are no lifeguards (or any other authority figures, for that matter) within many miles of here. Kehena is a very popular place, and is known as a “clothing-optional” beach: you’ve been warned. If you like to relax on this type of beach, then this is one of the few places in Hawaiʻi where you can do it. Stay in one of our great Kehena Beach vacation rentals, and have an awesome Puna vacation!

Kehena is a really nice secluded black sand beach, accessed by a short but very steep trail. It’s best to come here in the morning, as there’s more sun during those hours, and the beach is less crowded. In the afternoons, it fills up with all varieties of people, often partying. On Sundays, the drum circle becomes quite a circus, and if you’re bothered by naked yoga, drug use, and unsupervised children playing in rough surf, stay away. Kehena is, however, an excellent spot to meet friendly locals and ask about happenings in the area that you might not have heard about otherwise.

The area around Kehena, though basically residential, is lively with people coming and going nearly every day of the week. Just across the street, Kalani Honua Oceanside Retreat is the mecca of yoga on Hawaiʻi Island, and you’ll enjoy taking advantage of their varied class offerings. They also offer great local/organic/vegetarian meals, so be sure to check that out if you don’t feel like cooking, as there are no other restaurants nearby. Kalani also hosts numerous special workshops and events; check their calendar for what’s upcoming. There are various other retreat centers in the area as well.

Kehena Beach is a unique place that exemplifies the best Puna has to offer: community spirit, isolation, and raw natural beauty. Book one of our Kehena Beach vacation rentals and start planning your vacation today!