Recently, I returned to the Big Island after several long years. In the past, I have stayed a variety of places. This time, I truly wanted to find a place near Kahalu'u Beach which is known for the best snorkeling on the Island. Finding this condo was a total gift from the universe.
First of all, it is located literally across the street from the kind of snorkeling with a protective reef which appeals to the young and old alike. Having snorkeled around the world, I am drawn back to this great place. Kahalu'u Bay invites the large, feeding sea turtles, schools of yellow tang and groupers, shy coronet fish, bright Moorish idols (that tend to look like large angel fish), rainbow colored parrotfish, many types of butterfly fish, some snowflake and morray eels, pufferfish, spotted boxfish, reef triggerfish, saddle wrasse, humuhumu le (triggerfish) and many more. Best time to see all of these characters for me has been around 8:30-9:00AM. However, they can be found on and off all day long as well.
The location of this condo is superb. Being on the second floor, it puts the lanai high enough to hear the morning birds singing in the palm trees and gives you the perfect overlook to see the whale spouts off in the distance. I appreciate the fact that it is 5+ miles from town because its quiet, peaceful ambiance allows you the opportunity to truly relax. Yet, shopping at the local outdoor market, exploring nearby beaches, and restaurant hopping with partylike atmopheres are readily available and just a short drive away.
Yet, my Paradise Found for 7 days included the complete package. I loved this condo. When at the last minute some teacher friends decided to join us for spring break, we realized this condo was great for the four of us. The spacious living room allowed us the opportunity to share our day's journey discussions and plan on next day's expedition. As a culinary teacher, I am happy to report the kitchen came stocked with everything I needed. The large lanai afforded us all the opportunity to welcome in sunrises with coffee or mimosas and bask in the sunsets with cocktails and snacks.
I haven't stopped telling my friends about this place and can't wait until next year to visit again my Paradise Found.
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