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- Large, Sunny 2 BR with Private Pool and Spa - Ocean View
- Large, Sunny 2 BR with Private Pool and Spa
We also wanted to be in an area relatively free of the 'vog' that can affect the higher elevations and coastal areas to the north. We enjoy having services and amenities close by to avoid the need for frequent trips in to Kona or Hilo. We love the home and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do! At 'Hale Maluhia' you can experience the peace and refreshment of 'getting away from it all' while still 'having it all'. Your vacation can be as active or relaxed as you wish. You can explore the richness of the Big Island or relax with a book on the lanai or by the pool.
Kids will enjoy the opportunity to swim and splash about and adults can enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa at the end of the day. It provides a great base for exploring the delights of the east side of the Island without the long drive back to Kona.
Make sure you take the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular, star filled night skies and look for shooting stars. The star-gazing is truly world-class!! This is not your typical Hawaiian setting. But, if you are up for a unique and interesting place to stay, this is for you. We were pleasantly surprised that this market had everything we needed for our 5-night stay.
We drove about 4 miles down towards the ocean through the rocky lava landscape and found our rental. This one-bedroom unit is on the ground level below the main house. Besides the bedroom, there is a small kitchen, bathroom and comfortable living area. It was nice to have a pool to ourselves. The people of Ocean View are friendly, and everyone we encountered warmly welcomed us to the area.
Our activities included: a hike down to the ocean hot, no shade, pack water , a bike ride out to the lave flow, a fun time at Uncle Roberts, an interesting visit to a local coffee farm, and a delightful experience at the free community Christmas celebration in the park. If you are looking for a different Hawaii experience, we suggest you give this a try. We had been on the big island a few times before, and were now looking for a place near the south side to explore that area. If you enjoy something special, in an area befitting one of the most active volcanic places in the world, this is the place to stay!
It is like an oasis in a moon-like landscape, with a completely open view of the ocean. The apartment is spacious, with all facilities, and the owners Bob and Sue who live upstairs are very quiet, stay out of the way, but are there for you if you need anything or have questions about the surroundings. The private pool is all to yourself. We would go back in a heartbeat! It is never hard to find large masses of people enjoying all of the amazing sights and sounds of Hawaii. What can be difficult is being able to find peace and quiet after a day of touristing about.
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This rental was perfect for doing just that. If your idea of a vacation is to relax and enjoy awesome views, possess a beautiful private pool, and have all of the modern conveniences still at hand then this home can't be beat. Being able to hike down to a beach that you can pretend is all your own whenever you wish is a huge bonus that I don't know you can find in too many other places in Hawaii. I feel a certain independence of spirit is required for staying here as the owner lives off-site and the caretaker is invisible if you don't need him. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, private lanais and an array of amenities including free morning yoga classes, resort bicycles and a weekly Managers Reception.
Oct 31, through Nov 12, More offers from Cosmos. Location s : Honolulu, Honolulu. Princeville Resort.
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Jul 10, through Dec 15, More offers from Journese. Location s : Princeville, Kauai. Guests of the Princeville Resort reside in a bastion of tropical sophistication, surrounded by interiors reflecting Kaua'i's rich abundance, cusine that celebrates local flavors and an array of activities as thrillingly diverse as the island itself. Nov 20, through Nov 30, More offers from Globus. Itinerary: Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu.
Kauai Marriott Resort. Location s : Lihue. Relax by the 25, square foot pool in specialty cabanas or enjoy the many activities and amenities available, including a variety of shops, restaurants, world-class golf, spa services, complimentary Hawaiian activities and a wide range of ocean activities for all ages. Sep 18, through Sep 28, Hawaii is a magnificent meld of lush rainforests, sky-high waves, ancient kingdoms, World War II history and beauty of volcanic proportions.
And now Norwegian Cruise Line lets you explore Oahu's top attractions in depth on a land-based tour before your 7-day cruise. Jan 09, through Jul 08, Oct 21, through Nov 01, In Hilo, marvel at dramatic lava formations in Volcanoes National Park. And dine on fresh fish before rafting on the Wailua River in Nawiliwili. Oct 03, through Oct 19, Aug 29, through Oct 03, Apr 11, through May 09, Ship: Island Princess.
May 05, through May 15, Ship: Radiance of the Seas. Wander the world over. Linger longer in the Last Frontier, wander the world down under or seize the South Sea breeze. Nov 11, through Nov 21, Itinerary: Honolulu, Honolulu. Mar 15, through Apr 15, More offers from Holland America Line. Ship: Maasdam. And dine at their choice of specialty restaurants. Apr 16, through May 02, Your adventure begins the moment you step aboard.
With nearly staterooms with balconies, you'll awaken each day to a new horizon. Experience the relaxed ambiance onboard and tantalizing cuisine in our elegant dining rooms. A beautiful tropical paradise where you can enjoy championship golf, gracious hospitality, and Hawaii's largest pool. All Rights Reserved. We could have spent a couple more days for sure. People forget that Waimea is just 12 miles down the road. My favorite was seeing all the native plants up at Kolapa State Park.
Really great. The covered camping platforms there looked so civilized, mostly because of how much rain they get there. I guess I'm thinking there is probably some merit in zeroing in on what you really want to do. Truly, both sides of the island are better. Hamakua is better. Hawi is better. It just depends on what you want to do. It's all relative. Three or four days on our island is not enough time to do it all.
Large, Sunny 2 BR with Private Pool and Spa - Ocean View
Is number one the volcano? Do you want resort life? Do you get excited by Hawaiian culture?
Figure that out and then choose? It's hard to imagine you'll be disappointed, no matter what you choose. Hee hee - I'd consider the weather to be way better on the Hilo side - Kona was waaaay too sunny and hot. But I'm a tried-and-true Seattleite, and I thrive on cool rainy weather. But I can't give you advice on a good place to stay - I'd echo the suggestion to stay in Volcano rather than Hilo, though.
And there is plenty of good food to be had in Hilo, as long as you eat exclusively at the Hilo Bay Cafe.
But that's no problem - what I wouldn't give to have dinner there tonight! Ahhh - sugarbeet margarita And I thought the Hilo farmers market was a blast - undoubtedly the largest market I've been to, and incredibly cheap prices on fruits and flowers. It even edges out my previous favorite, the Reading Terminal Market in Philly.
So I don't get around too much, but I loved the Hilo Market. I got some great handmade jewelry for crazy cheap. There is a lot of "made in China" junk as well, but strike up a conversation with the vendor and ask if they made the pieces themselves.
Large, Sunny 2 BR with Private Pool and Spa
I think all these comments are hilarious. But, in defense of Hilo , I have to say that personally I love Hilo and always look forward to going there. We stay at a very cheap local hotel in town called Hilo Seaside Hotel. It's like being transported back to Hilo in the 's when you stay there. I don't think I would recommend it to a mainland tourist who is here for a once in a lifetime trip though.
One fabulous thing you should look at while at the farmers market is very fine bowls and artistic dishes made of the local woods Koa. If you rent a car in Hilo and return it in Kona be sure to ask about a one way surcharge. Probably won't see anything at night regarding the volcano. The new flows are in an inaccessable area. But, you never know, ask the park ranger. Tip: All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.
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