May 17, 2018
The anticipated eruption from the Halemaʻumaʻu crater of Kīlauea Volcano has happened and as expected is only impacting the close surrounding area of the volcano, more than a 100 miles away from Kailua-Kona. As news of volcanic activity taking place on Hawaii continues to make headlines around the world, it is important that travelers headed to Kona or the west side of the island of Hawaii understand there is no reason at this time to change or alter your travel plans.
Honu Kai is safe and far removed from the recent volcanic activity. We have not been, and it's highly unlikely that we would be, impacted by any volcanic gases. Even since the eruption we have not had any ash falling in our area.
Madame Pele's eruption activity is limited to an isolated area on the island’s East side, over 100 miles away from Kailua-Kona, and is not affecting areas outside of the lower Puna District. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was closed on May 11th due to the possibility of an explosive steam event and ash fall at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. Even with today's eruption, the impact of ash fall and unhealthy air is within 18 miles of the summit.