The Inn at Kulaniapia is situated on the powerful Wai'au River, the main tributary of the Wailuku River, the largest river on the Big Island. "Kulaniapia" (heavenlystrength) is the ancient Hawaiian name given to this waterfall, and when you see it, you will understand why. In addition to our namesake waterfall, we have three more tiered waterfalls that cascade in our Bamboo Garden area.
Swimming is allowed in the pond at the base of Kulaniapia, during times of low to moderate river flow, and is assessed on a daily basis. You must speak to, and get permission
from your Innkeeper on the day that you would like to swim, and sign our
liability waiver before entering the pond. When swimming is approved, the pond is available to our guests from Sunrise to Sunset.