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Recent Big Island reviews

  • DawnV

    "My family had the greatest time at the house and in Kona! The coffee is wonderful!!!!! We did the Atlantis Submarine and Snorkeling also the Royal Kona Luau is a must see! The house has so much room and just amazing views.Will be visiting again next yr! Thank you Lymans Bay for a wonderful place to stay!"
    Guest: dawn v. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 27, 2014
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  • Beautiful Oceanfront Home

    "We stayed for 9 nights. Even though the weather was not ideal, the pool and spa were great. While we were a little early for whales, we saw plenty of turtles. The sound of the surf and rain at night was very relaxing.The home has great kitchen amenities and the beds were very comfortable. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. Volcanoes National Park is a quick ride up the hill. Hilo is close as well. Traffic does back up in the afternoon commute, but there are lanes being added to the highway to remedy this."
    Guest: Karen M. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014
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  • Delightful Retreat

    "We had a lovely time at the Banyan House. The house is delightfully tucked away down a secluded driveway, and we couldn't have been happier with the setting and privacy. The house is clean and comfortable, with a magnificent kitchen, a killer outdoor shower, a stocked closet of beach toys, and endless Lanais. At first we were disappointed with the distance of the ocean view, but we came to enjoy the contrasts of land, water, trees, and sky we could see from the upstairs Lanai. We found the sunny backyard perfect for morning yoga, and spent the evenings eating and talking around the enormous kitchen table. Each morning at the Banyan house brings an absolute cacophony of bird song at dawn. We enjoyed it, but it might be disturbing for some people. The house was ideally located for exploring the wonders of North Kohala. We loved walking the cliffs at Koekea beach park, and the quick access to Pololu Valley and both Kapaau and Hawi town. The drive to the Kohala resort areas and beaches, and up to Waimea wasn't bad. But it was a bit far for trips to Kona, or Hilo/Volcano. We enjoyed being surrounded by the beauty and tropical lushness of North Kohala, but if your vacation plans include the rest of the island, be prepared to spend some time in the car."
    Guest: Jim F. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • Beautiful Home with view, would expect some 'extras'

    "We had 13 family and friends in the home over the Thanksgiving week. As with the other reviews, there is plenty of room for everyone to have their own space, comfortable beds and furnishings and really no reason to leave (except for beaches and experiencing the island). We ate dinner every night as the view from the pool/back deck is fabulous. As it's a home in the hills, the ants found their way into one bathroom and cockroach visitors were found in the kitchen cupboards and dishwasher. Yucky! We sprayed anything that moved and were very clean - no food left out anywhere. Two garbage cans were full when we checked in so we had 1 can for 6 days. We had issues with the spa heater/thermostat which took a 'village' to figure out. The ice maker in the fridge wasn't working and a toilet seat in one bathroom was completely broken off. I called and reported the issues. The Boundless Hawaii agency said we didn't have to be home and they would send maintenance out to fix things. Well things got fixed and a new GoPro was taken from the bedroom with the broken toilet seat. Boundless Hawaii has not offered to compensate or do anything for this loss. "We have reliable contractors", is what I as told. Well apparently not. The contract provisions indicate the renter is liable for theft, which I understand if we left the doors open.....but to have the theft come from the rental company.....after their assurances......not OK. We also had partying 20-somethings on the vacant street below the house. A couple of guys started scaling the garden walls to use the pool one night until we flashed some house/yard lights letting them know the home was occupied. 2 'scouts' on motorbikes came up the hill the next day (a couple times) checking to see if we were still there so they could use the backyard for their Thanksgiving party. "Sorry, rented." Overall, a great experience to be able to have everyone together, comfortable and have a good time. But for the heavy rental $$, I expected a near flawless service experience - which didn't happen."
    Guest: Vince R. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 11, 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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