Mango Road on the Big Island

On the Big Island of Hawaii, there is a mango road that stretches for farther than the eye can see. Here, you can pick up and eat as many of the mangos on the ground as you can find. It’s a fruit hunter’s paradise. And somehow it was spared from the complete destruction of the 2018 lava flow on the south part of the big island. I won’t give exact the location, but it’s on the south side of the Big Island, easily found if you’re adventurous enough, and works best during the summer months.

You have to pass lava fields and get close to the water’s edge. Then you’ll make a turn inland and see all the road lined with mango trees.

They’re all about 50 feet tall or more, so much of the fruit explodes by the time it drops. But if you are lucky, you will find unopened, un-bruised fruit just everywhere you drive. It’s worth pulling over and walking along the road just to find them.

And the road just keeps going on and on.

I hope you find your own mango finds on your next trip to the Big Island. Let me know in the comments if you find this road!

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