A beautiful Big Island experience that will leave
Submitted: February 15, 2013
Stayed: November 2012
We are a family of four and stayed at this lovely rental property for 6 nights. The agent, Sunquest Vacations were extremely helpful. This is a well appointed property that is clean and spacious and has all the comforts of home, even a great coffee maker. All the beds were really comfortable and there were plenty of soft towels in the two bathrooms. The location of the house is so perfect. At night, with the windows open, you fall alseep to the gentle sound of lapping waves, how perfect is that! It was an absolute pleasure to wake each morning to the gorgeous view of the Kealakekua Bay and to sit on the verandah for breakfast while watching the early morning activites on the bay. Just a short stroll away is the beautiful Manini Beach, which has a community garden that the locals lovingly care for. The beach is a great place to access the cystal clear water and snorkel about to see the delights of the underwater world. The neighbours are friendly and you can rent a kayak from them to cross the bay to visit the Captain Cook memorial and snorkel at one of the best local spots.
This is a fantastic place to 'chillax', with all the comforts of home. Best of all, you get to enjoy country Hawaiian hospitality and should you wish to explore the area, the Volcanoes National park is a great day trip from here, as is the North part of the island, if you need some excitement, we can recommend the Ziplining with Big Island Eco adventures. Local cafes we enjoyed were Big Jakes Island BBQ for the best smoked ribs and chicken. Paparinis for the best Pizza and Up Country Bakery has great Bagels and other breads/cakes. Down near the Bay you can't go past Lomanas for the local Fish burger. I had the pleasure of swimming with the local swimming group. Best of all, I swam out to the bay to enjoy seeing the local Spinner dolphins, as they took a rest from the open waters, what a previlage. This is a great place to stay for the perfect Big Island holiday. I would definitely come again
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