Vacationland Hawaii

Vacationland Hawaii, also called Kapoho Vacationland, was a coastal subdivision on the island of Hawai'i, the largest island in the state of Hawaii.[1] The subdivision was a substantial part of the larger Kapoho community.

2018 lava flowEdit

In early June 2018, the subdivision was cut off from the rest of the island by lava from the 2018 lower Puna eruption. Electric power, cell phone service and roads in and out of the development were impacted by lava from Kīlauea, a many miles-long flow of molten rock originating from Leilani Estates. The subdivision included a home owned by Hawaii Island Mayor Harry Kim.[2] An unknown number of homes were destroyed by the lava on June 4, but the majority were still standing.[3]

On the night of June 4-5, lava advanced rapidly, destroying most of the subdivision. Mayor Kim’s house, which he had purchased in 1971 as a second residence, was among the hundreds of houses destroyed.[4] On June 6, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported that the few homes remaining had been wiped out.[5]

An adjacent subdivision, the gated Kapoho Beach Lots, also suffered lava inundation and was largely covered, along with the Kapoho tide pools, Kapoho Bay, and the nearby Champagne Ponds.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Vacationland Hawaii road association source of information".
  2. ^ "Hundreds of homes in peril as Kilauea lava flow nears Kapoho Beach Lots, Vacationland - Hawaii Tribune-Herald".
  3. ^ "Fissure 8 lava flow moving north; laze creating plume at Kapoho Bay". 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Big Isle mayor's home destroyed by lava, county confirms". 5 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Vacationland completely wiped out by lava". Hawaii Tribune Herald. 6 June 2018.
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Coordinates: 19°29′31″N 154°49′14″W / 19.49194°N 154.82056°W / 19.49194; -154.82056