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Recent Big Island reviews

  • Great stay at Fairways

    "We really enjoyed our recent stay at this unit. Everything was as described or better. We found this complex to be a good base for exploring the island and close to the best beaches. The complex is quiet and we made great use of the pool, which was always warm. Communication with owner Jessi was fantastic and she really went above and beyond in making sure our vacation was fantastic. I would highly recommend this unit and would stay here again should we have an opportunity to return."
    Guest: Gord & Family Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • A Five Star Getaway!

    "A spacious & tranquil unit in an incredibly beautiful resort. The owners have supplied everything you might need during your stay in this immaculate & well cared for condo. We will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Debbie C. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 2014
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  • A fantastic place to stay on the Big Island!

    "We love Bob and Barbara’s Big Island home. We have stayed twice in their unit at Alii Lani when holidaying in Kona and we’ll be back in the future. Bob and Barbara are very professional, helpful and very easy to deal with. Alii Lani is a lovely, well kept and managed complex on Alii Drive. It boasts two lovely pool areas with BBQ’s, and the grounds and gardens are immaculately kept. The 2 bed, 2 bathroom unit is on the second floor overlooking Alii Drive and has a spacious lanai - there is always an interesting parade to enjoy, lovely breezes to catch and beautiful sunsets to amaze! Love the rocking chair to relax in with a good book or to have an afternoon siesta. Bob has a great selection of books in the unit, and there is a library in the common room in the main pool area. Bob and Barbara have thought of everything.Their unit is a home away from home and the hawaiian decor creates a great holiday mood. It has a fully equipped kitchen, great TV’s and entertainment system, good WiFi, A/C, fans in all rooms, and super comfortable beds! Everything is there to enjoy the nearby beaches - snorkeling gear, body boards, beach towels, chairs and a cooler. The location is great! The unit is within walking distance to downtown Kona and close to beaches and shoreline access points. If you have a car and want to explore the Big Island and all its attractions, the major roadways of the island are easily accessible from Alii Lani. Bob and Barbara’s unit is comfortable, convenient, and well located, the perfect place to stay for a fabulous vacation on the Big Island!"
    Guest: Vicki M. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 23, 2014
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  • Best Value on the Island

    "WOW what a place!!!! And such a great value. My "neat-freak-relatives" were green with envy when they saw this place. Where are you going to sleep 6 adults, in very comfortable beds, in a large house, for the price of one, 450 square foot, mid range hotel room? Nowhere else on this Island. This is not a condo, this is a house, and a house with a great view and some privacy. It is decorated and furnished more like a house than the typical VRBO. The view is fantastic, and the house is so well equipped. The Appliances are top of the line. We watched sunsets on the deck every night. We stayed for 4 nights to extend our time on the Island at the end of a family vacation. Joe, the owner was a joy to work with. The onsite help greeted us and she was very helpful. This is only 15 minute drive from the best beaches on the Island and we saved a fortune by providing our own breakfast, lunch and some dinners. Car rental was very cheap for our full sized car (http://www.discounthawaiicarrental.com/). This is also much closer to the Volcano side of the Island where much of the tourist stuff is located. The entrance to the new saddle road, that goes over the center of the Island to Hilo, is less than 10 minutes from here. And it is now a smooth highway. We also got some great trade winds. This makes it much cooler at night than staying down in Kona, where there are no good beaches. I highly recommend this gem...you will not be disappointed. the pictures do not do it justice. Next time we are coming back with friends."
    Guest: DAC Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 9, 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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