VOLCANO ECO RETREAT
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“Tropical Nirvana awaits…”
Volcano Eco Retreat blends with 4 acres of secluded native Hawaiian ʻōhiʻa tree forest, a spectacular (adults only) tropical nirvana awaits you halfway between Hilo and Volcano National Park making it the perfect base for exploring the magical island of Hawai’i.
The island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined (hence, its nickname, “Big Island”). From the many geological features at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the lush valleys of the Hilo and Hamakua Coasts to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach, the island of Hawaii is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature.
Self drive or plan an escorted tour.
However you decide to experience the island, it is sure to leave you humbled!
KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Volcano Eco Retreat has been constructed of the highest quality LEED-certified materials with a Polynesian and bamboo infused style, making it one of the most unique properties on the island. All of our on-site infrastructure systems have been designed to minimize our impact on the fragile Hawai’i environment, while not compromising on your luxurious experience.
- LEED certified bamboo construction
- All water is pure Hawaiian rainwater recycled and filtered on-site
- Single use plastics have been eliminated from day one. No single use water bottles, straws, cups or other unnecessary plastic. Drinking water in glass bottles only. Volcano Eco Retreat care about our ocean
- Natural ventilation ensures energy efficiency and the right temperature inside guest bungalows without the environmental burden of AC
- Only use biodegradable cleaning products
- Hotel food redefined – hearty full breakfast is made using entirely plant based wholesome ingredients
- Produce comes from local growers and farmers markets and it’s organic when possible
- Coffee comes from local Big Island coffee growers and roasters ensuring top freshness and cutting down on transportation
- Own grow food – on-site greenhouse and permaculture garden construction in progress
- Compost, recycle, and strive to be a minimum to zero waste property
All the indulgence and minimum footprint. It’s the aloha way.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
The island of Hawaii offers a variety of places to explore, including some of Hawaii’s most incredible natural wonders and historic sites. No other island gives you a place to swim with manta rays, horseback ride and whale watch, all on the same visit. No other island lets you see a fiery volcano, a 420-foot waterfall and a black-sand beach. No other island offers so many cultural treasures in so many varying environments. With so much ground to cover, you’ll see why it is known as “Hawaii’s Island of Adventure.”
Enjoy a day of discovery, then return to the tranquil island paradise. Savor cocktails in our outdoor spa, let us schedule a relaxing massage, or just soak up the serenity of the jungle while napping in the hammock.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cherished cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to 13,677 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kīlauea and Mauna Loa – and is a designated International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
While you can easily spend a week or two exploring this vast park and still not see everything and not hike every trail, you can check out the highlights in a day or two.
The best place to start is the Steaming Vents or one of the two Kilauea overlooks. Better yet, walk the trail which connects all three for the most scenic view of the crater from different angles. You can also grab a coffee overlooking the crater at the Volcano House.
CHAIN OF CRATERS ROAD
Drive all the way down to the ocean and marvel at the stunning views. Take a short stroll to Holei Sea Arch. Stop for a picnic at the most scenic spot on the island: Kealakomo picnic tables. For where to get your food see tip number 4 below. If you have a time for a longer walk definitely take the walk to Hawaii’s largest petroglyph site Pu’u Loa.
THURSTON LAVA TUBE
Short and sweet, a walk through the lava tube is quite a thrilling experience. Wear shoes with a good sole and be sure to be there as early as possible. Ideally make it your first stop of the day. After 9am it gets very busy. It’s on everyone’s itinerary for a good reason.
KILAUEA LKI CRATER
The trailhead to this incredible hike is right across the street from the lava tube. It’s a moderately rated trail that takes you through a stunning rainforest and into an inactive volcano crater. It’s a really special and one of a kind walk. This is also on everyone’s agenda so go early – or for sunset!
Also check out: Devastation Trail, Volcano Art Gallery (near the car park at the Visitor Centre, so much local art in such a small space!), Ka’u Desert Trail (technically outside the park, our favorite local hiking trail!), Hilina Pali Overlook (another beautiful picnic spot), Kipukapuaulu Trail (beautiful quiet and quick loop trail north of the park), Lava Tree Molds (another quick stop north of the main park).
Discover the island of Hawaii, from vast volcanic landscapes, to some of the most beautiful animal life and not forgetting, the friendly, warm Hawaiian people.
Better Safaris can arrange personalised and professionally guided tours to a variety of attractions on the island of Hawaii, along with thrilling snorkelling and marine life viewing.
Kindly enquire for our team to create your dream vacation to Hawaii.
The island of Hawaii features some of the most picturesque and varied beach landscapes in the world. From white sand, to black sand beaches (and a few other colors in-between), visitors can see first-hand how volcanic activity has shaped and influenced the beauty of Hawaii.
Explore Hawaii’s beaches here
Visitors enjoy biking, and horseback riding amongst the island’s waterfalls, beaches and volcanic landscapes. With so many microclimates to experience, you can stargaze on the sometimes snow-covered slopes of Maunakea, explore the botanical gardens of the Hamakua Coast, or play on the world-class golf courses of the Kohala Coast.
View Hawaii’s land activities here
The island of Hawaii is a haven for marine life and perfect place to snorkel, scuba dive or go on a manta ray dive at night. Waters are full of marine life from honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles). Of course you’ll also find kohola (whales) that visit every winter, as well as the sperm whales, pygmies and false killer whales that are here year-round.
View Hawaii’s land activities here
MORNING (OR AFTERNOON) SAIL & SNORKEL TOUR
Your morning Big Island snorkeling tour begins with a sail down the beautiful Kona Coast on the Hoku Nui, our spacious 50 foot catamaran. We’ll stop in the pristine waters of world-famous Kealakekua Bay. This marine sanctuary is one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii, with clear blue waters and a vibrant reef to explore.
Price from: US$137 + Tax & Fees
MANTA RAY SNORKEL TOUR
After you board the Hoku Nui, Sea Paradise’s spacious 50 foot catamaran, you will travel to the World Famous Manta Ray Village off the Kona Coast. Going on a manta ray night snorkel in Hawaii is an amazing and unforgettable experience. The Travel Channel says, “It’s one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime.”
Price from: US$122 + Tax & Fees
GARDEN VIEW BUNGALOWS
Private octagonal bamboo-clad bungalow with private bath, king bed, 16-ft vaulted exposed-beam bamboo ceiling, lanai dining and lounge area, flat screen cable TV, fireplace, wifi, refrigerator, pillow-top foam mattress with crisp white 1800 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and faux down comforter.
FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS
Kona is the point of arrival for most visitors. Additionally, you may choose to fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu first, and then a short flight to Hawaii would take 35-40 minutes. There are daily direct flights to the island of Hawaii from Kona International Airport, making it easier than ever to visit the state.
Hawaii uses the United States Dollar as its currency.
Flights may vary, please check directly with available airlines.
Weather in The Hawaiian Islands is very consistent, with only minor changes in temperature throughout the year. There are really only two seasons in Hawaii: summer (kau) from May to October and winter (hooilo) from November to April.
The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 85° F (29.4° C), while the average daytime winter temperature is 78° (25.6° C). Temperatures at night are approximately 10° F lower than the daytime.
Please heed all weather warnings before hiking, swimming, sailing or participating in any outdoor activities.
Please contact us for a full quotation and itinerary.
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Full terms & conditions of booking will be confirmed at time of enquiry. A deposit of 25% of the total amount is payable to confirm your booking. The remaining 75% balance is due 6 months prior to travelling. If your booking falls within 6 months of travel, then the full balance is due to confirm your booking.
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