Hawaii (Big Island) Journals

10 Memorable Days on the Big Island

An April 2005 trip to Hawaii (Big Island) by cframed

Casa Emdeko Photo, Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii More Photos
Quote: Our vacation to the Big Island was better than we could have ever imagined. The only complaint? 10 days is not enough!

Casa Emdeko

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel | "Casa de Emdeko"

Casa Emdeko Photo, Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii
Quote:
If you are looking for affordable oceanside accommodations in Kailua-Kona, Casa de Emdeko is the place for you. This condominium complex is located just south of downtown Kailua-Kona and is comprised of one- and two-bedroom units. Since the complex is not within walking distance of downtown or a beach that is suitable for swimming, renting a car is advised. That said, Casa de Emdeko is still a great place to stay and has many things to offer its guests.Vacation rental reservations are typically made via a property management firm or directly through the condo owner. One benefit of using the former method is that a company may represent several units within a complex, and if the unit t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2006

Casa Emdeko
75-6082 Alii Drive
Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii 96740
(808) 329-2160

Sheraton Keauhou Bay

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Photo, Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii
Quote:
If you are interested in seeing a Hawaiian luau show while staying in Kailua-Kona, there are several hotels in the area that hold luaus on a regular basis. During our visit to the Big Island, we decided to attend the “Origins” luau held at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. At the time of our visit, the “Origins” luau had not been up and running for very long so we really did not know what to expect. The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa is a large, oceanfront hotel that (as its name suggests) overlooks Keauhou Bay on the western coast of the Big Island. The manicured grounds of the hotel include a free form pool, a lava rock garden and a beautiful lawn where functions such ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 17, 2006

Sheraton Keauhou Bay
78-128 Ehukai Street
Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii 96740
(808) 930-4900

Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo Photo, Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii
Quote:
The Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo is a small zoo located just outside of Hilo on the Big Island. One of the main features of the zoo is the beautiful tropical backdrop in which it is set. As you walk through the grounds it is obvious that great care is taken in maintaining the wide variety of tropical plants that line the scenic pathways of the zoo. In addition to the attractive vegetation, the zoo is also host to a number of mammal, bird and reptile species. The Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo is primarily made up of small to mid-sized animals and includes species such as the red tegu lizard, pygmy hippo, ringed tail lemur and kinkajou. An exception to the rule is the zoo’s gorgeous white Bengal ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 30, 2006

Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo
South of Hilo on Mamaki Street
Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii
(808) 959-9233