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Recent Big Island reviews

  • Home Away from Home!

    "First of all, let me say that everything mentioned in the description of the home:the description itself, the photos, the amenities...all are accurate.What you see and what you read about are exactly what you get...only so much more.Everything you would need has been provided. We felt at home the comment we walked into Sam's lovely home and met our gracious hostess who talked to us about the house.Her pertinent information made settling in so much easier. Sea Watch has a magnificent ocean view and the sound of the surf breaking on the lava cliffs is unforgettable. After a day of sight-seeing, coming back to Sea Watch, sitting on the lanai and grilling fresh fish became our ritual. We so enjoyed the peace and the wild beauty of this home. There were so many places such as the botanical gardens, black beach, volcano, and farmers' markets ( and so many more beautiful sights) to visit and enjoy. Or, just to stay at home for the day and have coffee outside and watch the brilliant sunrise over the ocean take a walk, buy fresh fish for dinner and just chill. We highly recommend this home. Thanks again Sam for opening your beautiful home to us.We hope to return to it. At Sea Watch Life is Good!!"
    Guest: the four traveling buddies Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 22, 2014
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  • Great stay in Kehena, HI

    "We enjoyed our stay at the three bedroom house in Kehena. It was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed to make our stay pleasant. We were located close to the ocean and enjoyed the day trips to several beach areas. The volcano park was about 30 minutes away and definitey worth the trip to see the sights there. It was off the beaten path which was just what we wanted. There was a grocery store about 20 minutes away which had everything we needed. Would recommend this rental to anyone wanting a comfortable stay in a rural part of the Big Island of Hawaii. A great value!!"
    Guest: Lucretia Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • Maile Cottage 10/01-10/14

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have been to Maile 8 to10 times over the past 15 years. We always enjoy our stay, and look forward to spending more time there. We grouse about the $400 clean up fee as we feel that should be part of the rental and bundled into the daily rental."
    Guest: Don M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 2014
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  • Perfect location and hosts for the Big Island

    "Mahalo to Glenn being the perfect host. From the initial inquiry, to booking and the actual stay, it was just perfect and hassle free. We were a group of friends who visited Kona for an outrigger race. The house with the split apartments provided ample room but also enough gathering space for all. Fridge was stocked with some basics water and food so we didn't have to scramble the day we got there. Kitchen stocked with spices and condiments so we didn't have to purchase any additional. The rooms were large enough for the long stay. Access to the ocean down the little private road was a added bonus for us, we loved the view especially at Sunset! The only caveat was that it was very humid and hot the week we stayed. Not having A/C in certain rooms were unbearable at times."
    Guest: cristine k. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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Big Island Travel Tips

Hawaii is hands-down one of the most sought-after destinations in the U.S. There are eight main islands, and the largest and northernmost is called the Island of Hawaii -- better known as The Big Island -- to avoid confusing it with the rest of the state. It is a paradise filled with unparalleled natural wonders and all but two of the world’s climate zones, which serve as a home for a wealth of biodiversity. Come get your own slice of heaven on earth.

Kau

What’s a better sight to see than an active volcano spewing lava? Visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see it for yourself. The Big Island is not only big, it’s still growing! Kilauea has been erupting since 1983. Situated 30 miles southwest of Hilo, it is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet. As a whole, the park boasts more than 150 miles of hiking trails through craters, rainforests, deserts and the volcanoes themselves. It is even considered a World Heritage Site. Amazingly, 250,000 to 650,000 cubic yards of lava are produced each day, which is enough to cover a road 20 miles long. Hurry, because no one knows when Kilauea will stop erupting! Catch this phenomenal natural event while supplies last! The visitor center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For the science behind it, take a walk through the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum for geologic displays, videos and maps. Besides the volcano, you and the family can explore Crater Rim Drive, an 11-mile scenic drive within the park.

Kohala Coast

Along the western edge you will find the black lava fields of the Kohala Coast. However, a little further south lies the yang to its ying, Hapuna Beach, which is bursting with Hawaii’s biggest white-sand beaches. Let’s put it this way: Hapuna has hit international top ten lists year after year. The landscape are pristine, and the vistas couldn’t get much better. At Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, you’ll discover lava rock carvings etched hundreds of years ago by native Hawaiians. No one is exactly sure what they mean, but it is generally thought that these carvings are records of birth and deaths from the ancient culture. There’s no better time than now, so treat yourself to luxury living as you can freshen up at top-tier spas to recharge and feel yourself again. Don’t forget to hit a round of golf on the world-class fairways and greens. Jack Nicklaus designed Hualalai Golf Course, while Robert Trent Jones Sr. had his hand at Mauna Kea Resort. Rest assured, you won’t go wrong.

Hamakua Coast

Hamakua Coast, on the eastern side, is famous for its waterfalls and riveting rainforest. Explore the heart-stopping Akaka Falls, where waters spill 442 feet through a gorge into the river below. You’ll be surrounded by bamboo, birds of paradise and huge ti plants along the way. The coast is ribbed with valleys and gulches that you’ll see during your drive at the Hamakua Heritage Corridor, a trip that passes rainforests and waterfalls alike. Unwind in 275 acres of beauty at the World Botanical Garden, home to the Umauma Falls, before you go zip-lining along vistas of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a perfect adventure for thrill-seekers young and old!

Hilo

You’ll be shouting “ahola” as you arrive in Hilo International Airport in this eastern region. The landscape brims with more rainforests and gardens than you will know what to do with. For science lovers, enjoy the amazing exhibits in the Pacific Museum and Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo’s newest top-notch attraction. To get a fresh bite to eat, pick out your favorite exotic fruit at Hilo Farmers Market, a knockout among locals. Cafe Pesto serves seafood caught the same day that will leave you and your family wowed.

Puna

Puna packs those black-sand beaches that Hawaii is known for. Tourists flock to Kalapana, a historic town destroyed by lava. Today, the site is the prime spot to see the lava reach the sea. A few miles away, you can see Keaau, where lands used to be covered in sugar canes. At the Lava Tree State Park, there are molds of trees that lava formed in the 1700s. Swim in pools heated by the volcanoes beside regions rich in tropical fruits and vegetation. Isaac Hale Beach Park provides one of the island’s most coveted surf spots, although swimming is not recommended due to the strong currents.

In Hawaii, you’ll leave with more than just a lei around your neck, you’ll come home with zip-line extravaganzas, volcano explosions and Pacific seafood dinners floating on your mind.

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