Sit on the Lanai and enjoy well-kept garden, flowers and stately palms surround the lawns and frame a beautiful view of the sea with its crashing waves and black lava shoreline. Take a few steps from the lanai to the pool, hot tub and BBQ area with its Weber grills and ice machine. Punalu'u Black Sands Beach is only a 10 minute walk down the road, the bay is a haven for sea turtles who bask in the sun on the sand. Walk out on the lava on your way home and see how shore fishing is done Hawaiian style. The adjacent golf course provides spectacular sea views and fees are low.
Only 30 minutes away by car on Highway 11 is Volcano National Park with its facinating sights, Visitors Center, Film Theatre, Art Center and Jagger Research Lab and Museum. Just beyond is charming Volcano Village with its giant fern forests, artists and interesting restaurants. Drive another 30 minutes and you are in Hilo with its delightful shorefront shops from the past, the amazing Imiloa Astromomy Center, good restaurants, a candy company (with samples) and an interesting coastline. There is a mall in Hilo too in case you want to go shopping.
Punalu'u lies between two old Hawaiian sugar cane towns of Pahala and Naalehu. Both towns have rich histories as well as markets and U.S. Post Offices. There is a charming outdoor market place in Naalehu on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as the Hana Hou, Shaka family restaurants, and the Punalu'u Bakery.
Kailua-Kona is a 1 1/2 hour drive and is filled with activities for visitors too. If you like, continue north on Highway 11, turning inland toward Waimea/Parker Ranch and its good restaurants and shops. Drive further to the east and the Hamakua Coast, There are several parks and waterfalls to visit on the Hamakua Coast. The route circles you back to Hilo and Volacno National Park, ending up at your condo at nightfall.
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We looked all over the world for this paradise and found it in 1975. We shared it with family and friends, and now we want to share it with you.
My husband and I stayed at this condo for a week over Christmas 2013 and had a wonderful time...other than me coming down with the flu on Christmas Eve. We loved the black beach and turtles. My husband used the golf clubs and fishing gear left in the condo which worked well for us. The hot tub was steps from the condo and kept clean. The views were fantastic. Great care was taken to inform us of where to shop and what sights to see, and how to get where we wanted to go. This was our first trip to Hawaii and we will surely come back.
We stayed in this condo several times and were thoroughly satisfied every time. The unit was clean, well maintained and well furnished. it made for a wonderfully relaxing vacation in a beautiful location. Places to visit are within easy reach, hiking places are nearby, and of course the gorgeous black beaches are unique and beautiful. We would return again in a minute if circumstances allowed.
Beautiful condo with views of the ocean and pool and anything you could need. We had a wonderful stay and loved the location of this unit (#11) and everything it offered. It perfectly suited our needs and was so close to the water and turtle beach. It was nice and comfortable and all of our needs were taken care of. I can't wait till we can return to this tropical oasis for another holiday.
My girlfriend and I wanted (and needed) a get-away far from the stresses of the mainland and our demanding careers. This turned out to be the perfect antidote for us. We enjoyed daily poolside relaxation as well as walks on the black sand beach - which the sea turtles generously shared with us. We ventured into the local town for massages, yoga and meals and were completely refreshed and charmed by the mellow mood. The condo had a fabulous view of the water and the lanai was steps away from the pool. And, the few trips we took to the Volcano and Volcano House were easy to get to, interesting and worth stepping away from paradise for a few hours. Our visit was lovely in every way!
A little slice of paradise. The condo is perfectly located with a great view of the ocean and just steps from the smming pool and jacuzzi, we loved walking 5 min. to the nearby black sand beach to snorkle with the turtles, we saw 5 turtles in our first snorkled! The condo itself has everything you need, is very clean and bright. Management was responsive to all our needs. I recomend this place without hesitation, we'll be back for sure.
My husband and I were vacationing on a number of islands in Hawaii and stayed here because we wanted easy access to volcano national park. After waiting 45 minutes for the property owner to let us in (because she did not unlock the door earlier in the day as promised) we were met with a beehive in the window, a coil stove-top so badly corroded that the coils had actual holes all the way through, a fire hazard for sure. The side of the fridge not in the picture is all rusted. The pots and pans had clearly not been properly cleaned and were sticky with old food remnants. The bed is not a king bed as advertised but 2 twins pushed together that gave no support. Our stay at this awful condo could not have ended quickly enough and we were greeted by a cockroach in the bathroom before we left. Please note - this owner has multiple properties in the area so I would beware all of them at colony one.