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Recent Puako reviews

  • Puako Magic

    "A beautiful home awaits! We enjoyed our stay immensely--from morning coffee on the lanai to the gorgeous sunsets, each day held new discoveries. We watched each morning as a small flock of night herons flew out over the tide pools and landed on the lava, watching and waiting patiently for their prey. One morning, one of them caught a fish and swallowed it whole, right in front of the house (got some great photos)! There was a parade of wild turkeys that sauntered by, and there were myna birds clowning around with their raucous calls. Watching the honu (Hawai'ian green sea turtles)--so graceful in the water, so lethargic on land--and all manner of tropical fish made for hours of enjoyment. We saw a peacock flounder hiding in the sandy bottom, a snowflake eel, schools of Moorish idols, numerous butterfly fish, yellow tangs and many, many other species during our snorkeling and kayaking excursions. As if that's not enough, each evening brought another day-ending masterpiece over the Pacific. Truly magic!"
    Guest: Ruth H. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 4, 2016
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  • Please add a Sixth Star

    "This experience was first class in every way. Home & location : Spectacular. Furnishings: More beautiful/useful than anyone could expect. Support: Niki and staff is the best! Bottom Line: We wish it was our own!!! Bobby & Diane"
    Guest: robert o. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 10, 2016
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  • Well stocked for our trip. Wish we had known more.

    "I was born and raised on the Big Island and this location is perfect for getting around the island, close to many of my favorite beaches, and full of supplies for adventures in Hawaii. I really wish we knew a little more about what the place had available so we could have packed a little better. There is a washer and dryer on the premises, so we could have packed fewer clothes. There is tons of snorkel gear, 3 boogie boards, and assorted games throughout. These are all great things for the place to have, I just wish they were better advertised. Biggest complaint is the lack of air conditioning. Not much of a problem at night or in the morning, but a little brutal during the day."
    Guest: Felix C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 22, 2016
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  • Hui Pu is a fabulous vacation home on the best beach on the Big Island!!

    "I loved Hui Pu and would definitely stay there again. Five of us stayed there to celebrate my birthday. The property was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and we managed to keep it that way. The listing description does not really do it justice, as the ambience is difficult to capture in photographs. I really felt like I was in Hawaii, as the house is very authentic Hawaiian in its architecture and furnishings. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped and had everything we needed. We grilled fresh fish that we bought at the fish market nearby in Kawaihae Harbor. We ate dinner one night at the large round table under the gazebo, and another night we ate at the small table outside. When it was windy, we ate at the dining room table. We spent most of our time beachcombing on Wailea Beach and snorkeling and swimming in Wailea Bay. The snorkeling was fantastic, and we saw lots of colorful reef fish and green sea turtles every day. We also hiked on the Kahalui trail up to a point where we watched whales breach and enjoyed the spectacular scenery. In my opinion, there is no more perfect location anywhere on the island. I even invented a cocktail made with POG that we named the Hui Pui in honor of Hui Pu! The house is conveniently located near Kawaihae Harbor where we bought our fish and went on a snorkeling trip with Kohala Divers. it is also near the Mauna Kea Hotel, where we went for cocktails and to watch the sunset, and the Mauna Lani and Waikaloa Beach shopping centers, where we did our grocery shopping at Foodland and Island Gourmet Market. We did have plumbing problems in the downstairs bathroom in the main house, but the management company was extremely responsive and made arrangements to have repairs made as quickly as possible. It is an older home, so the plumbing could use some work, but that was the only negative thing about the house except for something loose that banged against the roof above the master bedroom when it was extremely windy. Once these two issues are addressed, I will be back again to Hui Pu!"
    Guest: Margaret L. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 17, 2016
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