Submitted: March 28, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
My family and I had a wonderful vacation! The condo was perfect for us, and had everything we needed. We cooked many of our meals at the condo, and loved having the grill. There is a wonderful fish market down HWY 19 to the left, and then left again--we got Ahi caught that morning and cooked it that evening for dinner. The condo had all we needed to cook great meals, and if we needed a quick ingredient we ran next door to the cute little beach store.
We loved the charming little town of Puako, and walked to the tide pools every day. That was our favorite part of the vacation. We saw enormous sea turtles every day. We also saw schools of fish (cute little stiped ones), sea cucumber, hundreds of hermit crabs, regular crabs, sea slugs, and two octopus. It was awesome. At night we kept our windows open so we could hear the tide.
We collected shells and coral from the tide pools. My daughter said, "you know you're at a good beach when the shells you collect stand up and walk away."
There are 2 beaches just up the road--69, and Hapuna. 69 has trees, and shade, and is very relaxing with little birds fluttering about. Hapuna is great to boogie board. We used the boards from the condo (thank you for having them available!) and we also took the snorkel equipment. It was awesome.
We drove into Kona a couple of time, and shopped, ate shave ice, and poked around. It was fun, but I really liked heading back to Puako where it was so quiet and peaceful.
We swam in the pool, and had it to ourselves each time. After a long day at the beach, my kids still wanted to swim, and so my hubby and I relaxed with a book while watching them splash about.
We also loved the fruit hanging right out the back door--mangoes and bananas. My kids searched for geckos all around the place, and took dozens of great photos of geckos and flowers right at the condo.
We will absolutely stay at the condo again. We had a wonderful vacation. The only thing I'll change about our next trip is we'll stay longer. It sure was hard to leave.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: We love all our Special Guests to have a great time, and fabulous vacation in Puako and on the Big Island of Hawaii. We try to provide all the ammendies that they will need to do just that, including everything they will need for a great day at our beautiful Beaches, so all they have to
do is enjoy their time there! It's also very nice to have the pools available
to swim if you don't want to go to the beach sometimes, like in the evening.
We love to hear from our guests all their positive feedback, and how much they enjoyed our condo, the great location across from the beach, and how peaceful, quiet, and relaxing their vacation time was for them.
They all want to stay longer, and so many return year after year, staying longer with each visit as well! We also give great discounted rates for those that make return visits, to show our great appreciation and Aloha Spirit. Mahalo for your great review.
With Warm Aloha,
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