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Recent Big Island reviews

  • Luxurious & Relaxing!

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My husband and I spent a week at the Hale O'Nani property, and were astounded by the house itself, as well as the gated community with 24/7 guard. We felt safe at all times & had much more privacy than we thought we would have, which was an added bonus. The house was just wonderful, so many amenities & just overall luxurious! The location was key, we were a 5 minute drive to the beach, any beach we wanted really. (beach - not sandy beaches, but shallow waters great for snorkelling & surfing & just swimming or playing in the waves) a few of the beaches had lifeguards and parking was never a problem. Just don't leave anything valuable in your car when parking at the beach, we were warned, but we never had an issue with theft. The restaurants in the area were very Americanized, however a LOT of fun! Tones to do all around the vacation rental in every which direction. We were able to see whales from our balcony & beyond amazing sunsets with no view obstructions. Star gazing was also great! Overall, there was so much to do and just not enough time to do it all. We loved coming back home to our relaxing house with full privacy! Amazing spot, we highly recommend to any couple or family looking for a fun filled vacation, without the cramped environment of a big hotel. Thank you for the making our vacation so wonderful! We will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Angela Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
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  • Great House for Six

    "We recently completed our 3-week vacation at the Candini residence at Mauna Lani. By we, I mean two families of three each. Two couples and two 15 year old boys. The property was excellent on all counts. The six of us had an ideal amount of personal space along with our time together. The highlight is, of course, the fabulous open air lanai, which comprises a deep water pool, hot tub, waterfall, BBQ and poolside refrigeration. The view beyond is stunning, day and night. It comprises the 17th hole of Mauna Lani’s South Course and, beyond, the Pacific ocean. There are four bedrooms, each with private bath, plus an office with a trundle bed, which we also used occasionally. The kitchen is well-equipped. Meals were, for the most part, enjoyed together at the dining table or around the kitchen island. There are multiple TVs, a great sound system and wireless internet plus zoned AC. We partook of many activities within an hour’s drive or less. Snorkeling, nighttime manta ray dives, ATV tours, zip-lining, blue marlin fishing and lots of golf. We grilled at home; but, also managed our share of dining out and happy hours. Not sure, there is much else, we could have done. Having Milo Candini, the owner’s son, nearby proved a great resource. We are regular VRBO users and this is one of the best properties we’ve found. Highly recommended.”"
    Guest: george b. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Wow! What a place!!

    "We had an amazing 10 days. It was the first time to Hawaii for our 3 teens. Can't wait to get back!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 11, 2015
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  • Amazing Villa with Mauna Kea Amenities

    "We are a 3 generation Mauna Kea family that has been coming to the resort for 30 years. Our family has just recently grown to where a condo/villa seems to fit our vacation needs more adequately. This Villa made our trip so much more enjoyable. We stayed in the house with 4 adults and 2 toddlers. The space made it perfect for us to be together, and apart at the same time. With the advantage of the Mauna Kea Amenities Package, we would have a lazy breakfast, and then head down to the Mauna Kea Beach until mid afternoon nap-time for the toddlers. Enjoying the huge patio, pool, and hot tub, while watching the sun set made for a wonderful end to each day, without feeling like we were giving anything up by being off the beach or out of the hotel. The simple details of this villa also should not be over looked, enabling cooking with ease, stereo music, wifi, beach toys and supplies, and much more. We will be staying there again, we just don't know when!"
    Guest: Gil S. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 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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