Hawaii (Big Island) Journals

Pele's Fury & Rainforest Cool

An August 2002 trip to Hawaii (Big Island) by aponyah

Quote: Hawaii will tempt you with it's diversity that's unique to this island alone. Between Pele's fury on south end and cool, richness of the rainforests on the north end, you will indeed only taste the fruits of the Hawaii. Journey into the diversity that is Hawaii, the Big Island.

Pele's Fury & Rainforest Cool

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Overview

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Pele's fury in the evening is the most memorable moment for our family. Pele was mad as heck and flowing her anger clear into the ocean while we were there. It was magical at night. There is such a uniqueness here that it is hard to say which is the best thing to do. We did so many things that one week was not enough. We flumin'da ditch (great family adventure), went on Atlantis submarine, and on a Fairwinds Catamaran afternoon ride. One thing you shouldn't miss is the Evening at Kahua Ranch. Great cowboy hospitality and great activities for the kids. There are black, white, and, yes, green sand beaches on this island. The Kohala coast is mostly old lava flows. Messages written out of white cor...Read More

Kilauea Lodge

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Hotel | "Kilauea Volcano Military Camp"

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The accommodations at KMC are more like suites than hotel rooms. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and cottages. Each unit has a fireplace and living room. Select units have kitchens & jacuzzis. There are also dormitories for groups (including non-profit & educational). THESE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE OPEN ONLY TO: ALL ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY, RESERVE & NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS, CURRENT & RETIRED DEPT OF DEFENSE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, DEPENDENTS, AND SPONSORED GUESTS. I did not stay here but I ate here and thought it was a great place. There is so much to do at this camp: recreation lodge, bowling, children's activities, and cyber room. It also has a general store and cafe which anyone can use. When en...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 31, 2002

Kilauea Lodge
Old Volcano Highway
Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii
808-967-7366

Paniolo Greens

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Hotel

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Best Things Nearby:Golf course is just outside the condos. The Parker ranch, the Kahua Ranch and Waimea was nearby. I really like the town of Waimea. There is also a little shopping center with a grocery store, movie rental, restaurants, and medical facilities.Best Things About the Resort:I found that is was centrally located to see the Island. It was about the same distance to all parts of the island. I also liked the second floor in the condos. Resort Experience:The resort is about 20 miles from the Kona airport. It is kind of in the middle of nowhere surrounded by old lava flows. It has a golf course there on the grounds. Also there is a very tiny rec cente...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 1, 2002

Paniolo Greens
68-1745 Waikoloa Road
Waikaloa, Hawaii
(808) 883-0600

Kahua Ranch

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Attraction | "Evening at Kahua Ranch"

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The Kahua Ranch is a 8,500-acre working ranch which is located 3,200' above sea level. This ranch experience begins at the Paniolo Greens in Waikoloa. This visiting opportunity is offered to the owners one day a week & IS LIMITED to 50 guests. The ranch arranges transportation to/from the resort. They pick you up and then give a narrated ride on the cattle industry that began in 1794 and the Paniolo(Hawaiian Cowboy). At the ranch, you are greeted by the owners. You are offered local Kona beer, wine, and soft drinks. The owners then tell you the history of Kahua Ranch. Great place for sunset and you have ample time to view it from the ranch. It was foggy the night we were there but still the best ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2002

Kahua Ranch
Hwy 250
Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii