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Recent Big Island reviews

  • Excellent Snorkeling Place

    "We stayed 4 days and fell in love with the place. Location is great, just across the street from the tidepools. The cottage is very clean,kitchen is well stocked with cooking gear and condiments, the gas grill was a plus. Greatly appreciated the snorkel gear,mats and coolers,beach towels that were available for use. The bed was very comfortable. The nights were serenaded by birds,frogs etc.Just loved it. Snorkeling here was SOOOOOOO much better than the Na Pali Coast in Kauai . Highly recommend IKI HONU."
    Guest: Maria Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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  • Awesome location!

    "We rented this house for ourselves, our son and daughter in law and toddler. The location in Puako is perfect! We could swim between the rocks in a sandy section just down the beach, explore tide pools right in front, and snorkel with the numerous turtles without driving. Within driving range, a mere 5 minute drive away, are three beautiful and unique beaches -- Beach 69, Haupuna Beach, and Mauna Kai Beach (in front of the resort but open to public). Puako has a small general store, but nearby Waimea has everything else one could need, including a great brew pub -- the Big Island Brewhaus. Mostly, we enjoyed our location so much we were happy sitting on the sea wall enjoying the tropical breezes and incredible sunsets. The house is not new or fancy or remodeled, which we were fine with. There's a lot to be said for a beach bungalow! It was clean and comfortable and had most everything we needed including beach chairs, towels, etc. There is an ant issue in the kitchen which we were aware of from reading other reviews -- a very typical problem on the islands and not a big deal to us. The lawn area is perfect for a toddler and the sea wall was helpful as a border to the bay. We loved putting our chairs up on the sea wall and watching the turtles swim and come ashore each evening. We would definitely return and continue our explorations of the Big Island! Thank you for a wonderful stay!"
    Guest: sue g. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
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  • Spectacular!

    "My family came to stay for a week and we couldn't have been happier. The home is beyond description. When we arrived I was crossing my fingers that the photos would be accurate, and I was thrilled to realize that they actually weren't; there's no way to capture how truly beautiful the home and setting are. All of the walls facing the water, and the ones facing the inner courtyard, are pocket doors -- they slide open completely to make it feel like you're one with the rocky lava beach and the crashing waves. As all of the other reviewers have noted, the home is impeccably furnished and designed down to the smallest details, and it's no exaggeration to say that every 20 or 30 minutes throughout the 6 days we were there, someone would sigh and say, "Omg this place is ridiculously beautiful". The flowers were exploding all around the property and literally every view of the house is a scenic one. We never got tired of it, and if anything, the only complaint is that it was so gorgeous we never wanted to go anywhere else. We went to see the volcano one day and all I wanted to do was to get back home. Ali and Kim were incredibly gracious, friendly and accommodating, making us feel more like friends than renters. Thank you for such a wonderful stay! Unforgettable."
    Guest: Lisa B. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Fabulous Anniversary Celebration

    "We rented this Champion Ridge residence in July and had a wonderful time. We took our children and seven grandchildren there for the week. The location was perfect for running and long walks. The house is beautiful with great views, well equipped and a comfortable layout. It was a perfect set up as all bedrooms, but the master, are situated on one side of the house and connected by an airy, covered passageway/lanai. It gives the feeling of privacy for each family and yet the pathway made it easy to keep shoes and toys outside of the room. The outdoor showers were fun and great to have after returning from the beach. The chldren loved the glass enclosed media room. We ate all our meals on the patio/lanai since it opened up from the living area and kitchen and became one large space. This was delightful and we could easily watch the kids in the pool. The house is furnished in a comfortable, informal manner which makes living there easy and relaxed. Media is everywhere and there is a terrific music system."
    Guest: Don Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 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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