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Recent Puako reviews

  • Great home base for a family vacation

    "This is a pleasant, functional, clean condo that is well equipped with everything needed for a family home base. It's not luxurious, and it's not big, but it's very pleasant with three bedrooms and a balcony so that there is plenty of room for everyone to have some time alone to read or relax with a drink if desired. We traveled with two adults and two teens, but it would have worked fine for the whole family with three kids when they were younger. The kitchen had everything necessary to cook and keep meals for several days, which is key for cost effective family travel. There's also the cool General Store right next door so you don't have to make more than one supermarket trip to stock up at the beginning of the trip. The location is great. Very close to Hapuna for body surfing and beach time, and Beach 69 for simple snorkeling. And there's a small calm beach right across the road perfect for smaller kids. Close to Kawaihae for amazing shaved ice and also Da Fish House, for fresh fish and poke. Get there early. We grilled mahi mahi as well as burgers on the BBQ, which is electric and small but worked fine. Also located close to the roads towards Hilo and the volcano, which was convenient since the drive is kind of long, and to Waimea and Hawi in north Kohala for zipline that was seriously fun. And there are some nice hotels very close for a cocktail and lunch by the pool if that's your thing. We did that once and it was great. And there was good some shopping for clothes and beach gear. We found a lot of really awesome snorkeling close by in Puako and just south by one of the hotels. It's pretty rocky along the coast, so it's not a bad idea to get some local help at least the first time, to find the best spots and then go back to them on your own later. There was a lot of snorkel gear at the condo in the closet, so we didn't have to rent much at all. And there's a lot of beach gear for smaller kids and some beach chairs etc. That was really helpful The condo was really easy to find coming north from the airport and there's a parking space. All the directions were easy to follow. Had one question for Kimberley who answered it straight away. And there's someone onsite to help if needed. We'd love to stay again in the future and would recommend this for family. We thought it was a good deal. Enjoy."
    Guest: Gavin L. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 27, 2016
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  • Idyllic location.

    "Great wraparound views, nice quiet street on the water with a nearly private beach area. The house is older but clean and well maintained. Responsive service from the nearby Two Papayas staff office. Highly recommended."
    Guest: aaron c. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 27, 2016
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  • Amazing

    "The house is perfect. The house was actually larger and more spacious than we had expected, especially with the huge en suites with every bedroom. The home is beautifully furnished and immaculately clean, and the interior stayed nice and cool even through the heat of the day. And the wooden floors are just spectacular. The location is perfect, tucked away from the main road and the big resorts, giving it more of a community feel. You are only a few minutes away from some of the best beaches on the island and a couple of nice resorts if you want to go out for a nice meal. The ocean is right at your doorstep, and we snorkeled out front - we saw turtles every single day. We also rented a couple of kayaks for a couple of days - and they deliver right to your door. Honestly, the owners/managers have thought of everything and anticipated your every need. We really appreciated being greeted by a friendly staff member who ensured we settled in OK and answered any questions. There was even a generous gift basket, which was a nice touch. If I could give 6 stars I would - it is that good!"
    Guest: Gavin Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 13, 2016
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  • Relaxing Stay

    "Blue Dragon was in great shape, clean, nicely outfitted and very comfortable for four adults and one child. 2Papayas was nice to work with, always responding quickly and letting us check in a little early & check out a little late. Very much enjoyed the lanai, the loungers closer to the water, the outdoor shower, and of course the tide pools. There were plenty of beach towels and chairs (might be time to replace the chairs, though), plus boogie boards and snorkel equipment. AC in bedrooms was welcome and worked perfectly. Highly recommend Blue Dragon restaurant, Kohala Sail & Sea (departs out of Kawaihae harbor), and the Mauna Kea Moonlight Manta snorkel trip (max. 6 people, an amazing experience). Puako is the best!"
    Guest: Jeanne Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 21, 2016
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