The Orchid Tree was the best part of our trip to the Big Island, although we stayed there only a brief 2 nights. Our group of 6 (including 2 babies) took over the whole place and were made entirely welcome and comfortable by Steve our host. Both suites are spacious, comfy, elegantly appointed, and squeaky clean. The open patio area is a wonderful space to relax, have a light meal, read a book, take a dip in the pool, or soak up the ocean view. And Steve's breakfasts are spectacular! Giant waffles for everyone, plus elaborate fruit platter, granola, yogurt, juice, coffee, you name it. Our first morning we had an early commitment so that we weren't going to get the nice breakfast, but we still found hot coffee, juice, fruit, and a loaf of banana bread laid out extra early so we didn't go hungry. Really could not have asked for a better experience.
The only negative (and this is specific to guests with young children) is the close proximity of the pool to the suites and patio. Without any barrier around the pool, a little one could sneak out a door and be in the deep end in about 10 seconds flat.More
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