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  • Beautiful Kona Vacation

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Awesome location in a well located older condo development. Very comfortable property but not upscale. Have been visiting here for over 30 years and love it!"
    Guest: Sheri K. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 7, 2015
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  • A much needed Spring Break

    "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: My family of 5 (children 7,9,11) stayed at Halii Kai, 12C for a week and were very happy with our stay. Although, the condo we a little smaller then I expected it was really perfect for my family. The beds are AMAZING! As a matter of fact, we took the info off the mattress so we can buy one for our home. There are coolers, chairs, beach mats, and umbrellas at the condo for taking to the beaches. They were so awesome to have available! We thought the condo needed a couple good boogie boards, so we purchased two and left them for future guests to enjoy :) The beaches near Waikoloa Beach Drive and the Halii Kai are wonderful for people of all ages to spend a day swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding, or just bouncing in the waves. The pools at Halii Kai are very clean and have a nice tropical look that makes watching the sunset a true magical experience... made even better by having a Lava Flow in hand to sip on while watching the sun fall below the horizon. You will not be disappointed by staying at Halii Kai! I know we'll be back!"
    Guest: A guest from Columbia Falls, Montana Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
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  • Always The Best

    "This was our second time staying here. We stayed 5 years ago and the condo just keeps getting better. The furnishings, kitchen equipment, and the facilities are first rate. Location is perfect and views make you want to come back time after time. Thank you again, Brian. Warm regards, Jay & Margaret"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • Sunny warm days and cool evening breezes!

    "Kelly’s vacation rental is a little piece of heaven, quiet and very comfortable and clean, with a well equipted kitchen so you can cook your own meals and eat when you want or take a stroll down the road to a nearby restaurant. The views are spectacular and you are surrounded by hilly green farmland and cool breezes, which are wonderful especially if you’ve been visiting any of the spectacular beaches during the day. There is so much to explore on the Big Island and after enjoying many day trips, coming home to this peaceful reatreat was the icinging on the cake. Thanks to Kelly and her family for their friendly and welcoming spirit! I would absolutely recommend this rental. You guys are awesome!"
    Guest: J.D. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 14, 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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