Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Naalehu, Hawaii

When you want to get as far away as possible from everything and everyone, schedule your recovery in Naalehu, Hawaii, the southernmost United States City. Miles away from the hustle and bustle of the cities Naalehu is on the big island of Hawaii, but is small, at approximately 2.16 square miles and is home to approximately 866 people. You will find the rest and seclusion you need to heal and grow.


Located as a tourist stop midway between the Kona coast and Hilo, Naalehu is on Highway 11. There is one way in and one way out of the town and the road is paved with lush, green valleys and hills. Naalehu means “Volcanic ashes,” but the town is quaint and full of vegetation. Kona International Airport is your destination for flights from within the United States borders or outside of them. As you drive along the coast, through the valleys and alongside volcanoes, you quickly realize you are traveling to a unique, island paradise.


Naalehu is often a quick stop for taking a picture next to the southernmost city sign, but during your treatment stay, you can discover many outdoor activities, such as walking along the secluded beaches or taking pictures from the cliff tops. The weather supports your outside passions as every day ranges between 60 and 80 degrees. Visit the Punaluu Park and observe the sea turtles as a reminder of your strength and your special journey.


Naalehu has limited places to stay, but the Shirakawa Motel will fit your needs. Otherwise, look to Bed and Breakfast’s like the Macadamia Meadows or the Bougainvillea as alternatives. If you desire more privacy, Naalehu offers many vacation rental condos and homes that will give you and your family privacy.


The small town of Naalehu is centered in farming and agriculture. Once a strong sugar-cane producing town, Naalehu currently deals in fishing, nut-production and coffee. Other industries in which to seek employment are construction, food service and retail sales. The average household income in 2012 was $36,000, which is slightly below Hawaii’s state average. Opportunities do exist here and you can carve out your own niche if you are an entrepreneur.

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