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Napo'opo'o Road


As you settle into your stay at our beautiful Island Paradise Air BnB, we invite you to delve into the rich history of the Captain Cook Monument and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Napo’opo’o Road is a historic and scenic road on Hawaii's Big Island.

It is situated in the South Kona district, near the town of Captain Cook. The road stretches along the coastline and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding landscapes.

Map view of Napo'opo'o Road

The history of Napo’opo’o Road is closely tied to the historical significance of the area. One notable historical event associated with this road is the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1779. It was near Napo’opo’o Bay that Captain Cook first made contact with the native Hawaiians. Unfortunately, this encounter eventually led to his untimely death during a conflict with the islanders. From the lanai of our Captain Cook air bnb you can see the Captain Cook Monument across the bay.


Today, Napo’opo’o Road is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. It provides access to several notable landmarks, including Kealakekua Bay. Kealakekua Bay is a protected marine sanctuary and a popular spot for snorkeling, kayaking, and dolphin-watching. The road also leads to the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, which is a sacred site of ancient Hawaiian culture.


Napo’opo’o Road is known for its scenic beauty, with lush vegetation, rocky cliffs, and panoramic ocean views. It offers a tranquil and picturesque drive along the coastline, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Hawaii.


In addition to its historical and natural attractions, Napo’opo’p Road is also home to various small businesses, cafes, and shops. Travelers can find local crafts, souvenirs, and delicious Hawaiian cuisine in the charming establishments along the road.


Whether you are interested in history, nature, or simply taking in the stunning views, the journey along Napo’opo’o Road to our Captain Cook Air BnB is sure to be a memorable experience on the Big Island of Hawaii. 

"What a relaxing place to make our home base for the week! I always love Captain Cook, and Pam's home was a perfect little slice of it. Would absolutely come back!"

- Jadon, April 2024

Captain James Cook monument
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