My wife and I have vacationed on the Big Island on several occasions during the past five years and have stayed at several different locations. This location was our favorite of those we have stayed at. This condo is clean and well-designed with nice appliances, including a new washer and dryer. We enjoyed the quietness and tranquility of this location. Selena also provided some great recommendations for local attractions and food. Thanks!
So the basics: The apartment itself is completely beautiful, just like the photographs! Clean and tidy with everything you need for your stay (even down to beach towels and a cooler!) The WiFi is reliable and having a phone to use for Big Island calls really helps when booking activities. Parking is free and plentiful. The pool and hot tub are fabulous - the view of the beach from them is amazing! There are BBQs for you to use by the pool area, just put your drinks in plastic glasses first. We cooked every day and the kitchen is really well equipped, just like home! The washer and dryer were huge and helped us out so much. Big comfy bed and plenty of towels. Fellow guests were super friendly and the whole place has a brilliant Aloha feel to it!
Now for the BEST bits: The balcony for breakfast has sea views and geckos who come say hello, there were nene geese on site while we were there (I got the impression they came to stay a lot), and two minutes away is a black sand beach which is home to a colony of green sea turtles! People travel there to photograph them, they were there every day we were. It really is incredible to have that on your doorstep! The drive to Volcanoes National Park is easy and at night you get great views of the crater glow on the way in. Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is also an easy drive away, well worth a visit (take your snorkel gear for the bay next door too - we swam with dolphins here!)
We were so sad to leave, the only bad part of your stay will be having to go home!
The condo was adorable, and had all of the amenities a traveler could possibly need. My favorite part of the unit was the lanai. I spent many hours on my trip enjoying the beautiful surroundings from the comfort of the deck. I don't know when we will be returning to Hawaii, but I would definitely stay there again. Thank you so much for everything. Aloha!
I really love this place. The condo had everything you could want as if you were living there. An amazing shower and the most comfortable bed. A full stocked kitchen and a balcony to sit on. Brand-new washing machine and dryer so you don't have to use the community machines. After a long day exploring we went to the pool and Jacuzzi to relax. It was a perfect home away from home and I highly recommend it.
For those seeking relaxation away from the touristy/resort areas, this condo is perfect. It is in a quiet area of the Island, not too far south of Volcano National Park (which is a must-see). There is also a golf course right next door to the condo complex and, although not perfectly maintained, was certainly priced-well. The condo was clean and well-appointed, and I recommend staying here without reservation.