IMPORTANT NOTE: As of 3-July-2018, Hwy 130 has been reopened and Kalapana area businesses, including vacation rentals, are authorized to resume operations. The ongoing eruption has stabilized to the point that this area is in no immediate danger. However, guests who chose to stay here may experience some volcanic effects, including vog and Pele's hair. Vog is 'volcanic smog'- like the haze of many big cities but produced by the volcano instead of by cars and industry. Vog presence depends on wind conditions. When it is present here it's considered 'nuisance level' to healthy adults but should be avoided by small children, the elderly, and people with respiratory problems. Pele's hair is glass-like filaments of volcanic rock that can settle on the ground and can lodge skin if stepped on, so footwear should always be worn outside– even on the lanai – and removed before entering the house to avoid tracking in or damaging the floor. Guests who book in this area do so with the understanding that these conditions may be present and that refunds will not be offered because of them. Guests should also be aware that the situation could change at any time. If the authorities feel there is any threat of danger you may have to cut your stay short, in which case any unused nights would be refunded.
Enjoy a week in paradise in this modern private screen house floating in the embrace of three spectacular monkeypod trees ('ohai in Hawaiian).
Hale 'Ohai is an elegant sanctuary, a place to rest and reflect, a place to gather for special occasions, a place from which to explore and discover The Big Island of Hawaii.
Dwell Magazine has a feature on Hale Ohai at http://www.dwell.com/articles/lava-flow-4-the-big-island.html
Enjoy the nearby clothing optional beach where dolphins spin and frolic with hardy swimmers, hike to the lava by moonlight, snorkel at the tide pools, swim in the crater lake, indulge in a watsu massage. Dine out or come home to the fully equipped kitchen, and your choice of dining counter or Noguchi table. Take in the view of the monkeypod tree canopied garden as you relax in the screened living room or on the sun drenched 500 square foot deck just outside the porch doors.
As the sun sets, you'll be ready to spiral down the lava-red staircase to your choice of two king size master bedrooms where you can have your own island dreams. Sleep in comfort on memory foam mattresses. At sunrise, awaken to bird song in the kipuka, then start your day Puna style: a warm outdoor shower, yoga on the lanai, or a walk to the beach