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  • Awesome Condo

    "This is by far hands down the best condo we've ever stayed at in the last 13 years of visiting the islands. It is immaculate, well-stocked for a day at the beach/snorkeling. Every room is updated & beautiful. My husband & I spent our 37th anniversary here and felt at home the minute we walked through the door. Bruce & Alice had a wonderful welcoming basket waiting upon our arrival & we started & ended each day relaxing on the private oceanfront lanai listening to the surf. Cannot wait to return for our next stay @ Kona Reef D26 !!"
    Guest: Judy B Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 18, 2014
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  • Great Vacation Rental

    "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: Stayed at this codo for 4 days and would love to have stayed longer but our schedule moved us on to Maui. Everything was as shown in the vacation rental listing and was very clean, comfortable and convenient. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The layout of the complex provides for a very private and peaceful setting with beautiful views of the ocean and spectacular sunsets and whale watching. Would not hesitate to recommend this unit to anyone and will probably choose Kona Makai again if we return to Kona. Mahalo anyone. Would probably choose Kona Makai again if we return to Kona."
    Guest: A guest from Moncton, NB Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 18, 2015
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  • Great Spot

    "Such a great location and well maintained facility. We really enjoyed our stay in this unit at Kona Reef. Great ocean view off the lanai and everything you need in the condo. The kitchen was very well supplied with all the equipment you could need to cook...and if you don't feel like it it's just a short walk into town to numerous restaurants. Kathleen answered our questions quickly and helped to make our stay hassle free. The grounds and pool are very well maintained and the beautiful beach just next door makes a great spot to just settle in for the day and relax. We definitely didn't want to leave...can't wait to go back!"
    Guest: Heather Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 26, 2014
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  • Really enjoyed this large cabin

    "We really enjoyed this cabin at Volcano NP. We were really impressed with how spacious and well kept this place is. Total privacy. Lovely bathroom. The bed is located next to a window, which normally I hate, but since it is so remote it was pitch dark at night and we could look out at the stars. No tv reception , but the Netflix account is a nice touch. One thing I really appreciated was the clear directions from everything on how to get to the cabin to how to operate things. Great value. We will be back."
    Guest: Kimberly G. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 29, 2015
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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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