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Recent Big Island reviews

  • Multigenerational family holiday

    "This house was perfect for us! We thoroughly enjoyed our very relaxing holiday. The house has everything one could want, including privacy. The sound of the sea just outside made for wonderful sleeping. The view which changes with the tides, including turtles, fish, and sunsets was a highlight. Beautifully appointed with an amazing granite kitchen. We lived on the huge covered veranda. Even my husband (who can be difficult to please) will enjoy returning!! Thank you so much!"
    Guest: Vicki Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
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  • The Pictures on VRBO don't do this house justice!

    "The manager was unable to meet us upon our arrival, but everything was just as she said in our contract as well as other correspondence. The house is very well stocked with all the kitchen amenities you would need for your time there. It is quite the distance to town for groceries so make sure you buy a few staples before you arrive. Once there you'll be presently surprised at what was left from the previous guests. So don't buy the big jar of mayo until you survey what's there. Then make your grocery list. INSIDE: Loved the openness of the kitchen and living room. Nice size bedrooms. Enjoyed how the breeze came in the windows and cooled the whole house off. Didn't need to have an air conditioned house while we were there. Very comfortable! Enjoyed having all the large windows in the main part of the house, couldn't stop looking out of them. We were glad for the washer and dryer, so we didn't have to bring as many clothes. OUTSIDE: Absolutely loved sitting on the deck. One day we sat outside all day and didn't leave. We really liked the reclining lawn chairs on the deck and thought they were comfortable. Hope to find some back here in CO. Got to enjoy seeing the whales. One day someone started ringing a bell from another house and we were wondering what that was all about and then realized it's the bell ring for the whales. I guess when that neighbor sees a whale he lets the surrounding area know there is one in the ocean. How thoughtful! Enjoyed taking the hike to the black sand beach, very beautiful and secluded. Didn't want our vacation to end. Hope to come back some day."
    Guest: Joel L. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
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  • Ocean view, huge lanai, cute tropical decor, right in the center of everything!

    "My husband and I stayed in this condo in Kona Plaza and found it to be delightfully decorated in tropical style, with a breathtaking ocean view from the living/dining room & the large lanai. Everything we needed was there: fully stocked kitchen & bathroom, all sorts of beach/water related stuff in the closets (snorkel gear, sand pails, boogie boards, beach chair, beach towels, sunscreen, etc.). There was even a stackable washer/dryer in the unit. We lacked for nothing... And the view! Astounding! We watched fabulous sunsets, spinner dolphins, athletes practicing for the swim part of Ironman, cruise ships, and much more right from the living/dining area or the spacious lanai. The condo complex is located right on Ali'i Drive, the main street in Kona town where there are countless shops & eateries, as well as historic churches and a palace. The Kona harbor (where there is a small beach suitable for young children - protected from waves & nasty currents) is 2 blocks away. A short drive (~1 mile) away are shopping complexes with Safeway, Long's, Walmart, Target, etc. The outside approach to the condo complex (the back side) is "all concrete" - very stark and dated appearance. Not sure about the age of the complex, but I would guess 1950s. Parking is in an underground garage that is very convenient and secure - and includes a walking entrance directly to the shops on Ali'i Drive (also very secure). There are elevators, so the complex would be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. I have rated the complex 4 stars, rather than 5 simply based upon the outside appearance. The owners of this condo - Mary and Tracy - were great: very helpful with suggestions of what to do, where to go, etc. Mary called me when I sent in the reservation request and we chatted for quite some time about The Big Island, the condo, and much more. If you are looking for "the lap of luxury", you might try somewhere else. But if a charming condo with direct ocean view, modestly priced and in a fabulous location suits you - this is the place. We loved it, and hope to be back again next year."
    Guest: Judy C. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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  • Open, airy "treehouse"

    "My husband and I enjoyed our stay here. This second-story, large, airy accommodation had a wonderful open feeling, looking out over flowered trees to a view of the ocean and beautiful sunsets. There are 2 sleeping spaces (main room and another room separated by curtain with loads of windows) and both beds are very comfortable (I have a bad back and really know and appreciate a good bed!). It was great having the full kitchen, which was well-stocked for cooking. My only complaint is that the kitchen could have been cleaner. The place is full of artwork, much done by Sandia, and adds so much to the delightful ambiance. There is also a great cd collection of world music, etc, which we sampled. It was a treat to eat meals or just chill on the large deck, where we watched and interacted with some cute and colorful geckos. One climbed up on the table where I was eating breakfast and licked a piece of papaya from my finger! We chose this property because of its proximity to good snorkeling and were not disappointed; many good spots close-by as well as a very reasonable drive to the Punalu'u black sand beach at the south of the island, where sea turtles are reliably present and we saw some. Also just a gorgeous place!"
    Guest: Jill Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 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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