Kilauea Volcano Cottages
11-3980 Lanihuli Road, P.O. Box 108-309, Volcano, Hawaii, 96785, United States
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We stayed in Hanalei Bay at...
We stayed in Hanalei Bay at Tutu's a small cottage a block from the beach. and a block from most restaurants in Hanalei. Also on the big Island The Kilauea Lodge with it's own restaurant a great place.
$100.00 The Kilauea Lodge has it's own restaurant which is one of the islands best. It has a great island feel about it and the food is excellent. The chef is also the owner. The lodge is close to the Kilauea Volcano which is a unique experience.
Another fantastic sight to see while in the states (Hawaii is part of North America) is to visit the Kilauea Volcano on the big island of Hawaii. At time of writing, it is our only active volcano, but word has it that Mauna Loa is soon to erupt! Learn valuable facts about the volcano before you visit to make your visit more efffective. Be prepared for rain or drizzle when you visit, but don't let it stop you! Check the website for the various hiking trails ... the park fee ranges from $5 daily to $10 weekly.
Amazing Lava Flows
This 217,000 acre park is where you will find the active Kilauea Volcano and features an observatory, museum, fern jungles, and Steam Bluff. You can walk through a lava tube and there are also many hiking trails available. The park ranges from sea level to the summit of the worlds largest volcano, Mauna Loa which stands at 13,677 feet.
Volcano's National Park
We went with a tour company for three hours exploring the summit of Kilauea volcano via Crater Rim Drive. We drove on an 11-mile road that encircles the summit caldera, passing through desert, lush tropical rain forest, traverses the caldera floor, and provides access to well-marked scenic stops and short walks. We went into the Jaggar Museum and walked along the Chain of Craters Road junction due to volcanic activity in Halema‘uma‘u crater).
Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow
Whoa, this is just unbelievable! We opted the tour by boat rather than helicopter and that was a good choice. During our visit, the lava flow had been traveling in a lava tube. The aerial view you would only see steam seeping out of the black lava rocks, no actual streams of glowing lava could be seen. Captain Roy said, the day before, the tube was all the way to the ocean. But on the day of our visit, the lava tube had collapsed and more of the flow was visible.
As the lava pours into the ocean, you could see explosions as it hits the water. It's not loud but you can hear it popping and and even continuously feel the bubbles bursting underneath the boat. There were smoothed out areas of the lava that had hardened already at the edge of the ocean that appeared like freshly laid asphalt.
Previous lava tubes are visible and look like caves in the cliffs at the ocean edge.
For current updates on the volcano activity you can visit the USGS website and find lots of information.
Cabin by Kilauea volcano
Lava flow from Kilauea Volcano
On the way to the lava
no parking? no duh!
Meet for a hike, bike ride orso?
I am going to the Big Island to house sit for friends and will be there from Sept 7th thru Sept 14th. I've been to Maui before but not the Big Island. Since I 'll be traveling by myself, I thought it would be nice to find a good place to meet people or go on a hike orso with somebody that is familar there? Or tips about where I can catch a great sunset, beach or restaurant. I have a car to use but also need a tip on bike rental).
I'll be staying in Kailua-Kona......
Thank you so much,
Re: Meet for a hike, bike ride orso?
Aloha. You might be able to do a few of the things you mention all in one place, right in Kailua-Kona. The Hard Rock Cafe in the Coconut Marketplace is a good place for food and drinks, great place to meet people, and has one of the greatest places to watch a sunset in all of Hawaii. Most beaches are rocky, but up the coast in Wiakoloa is the beautiful Anaehoomalu Bay with plenty of sand, in front of the Marriott and Hilton hotels. A must visit also is a day trip to the Kilauea volcano and the caldera, the most active volcano in the world. Aloha Oe
A typical question. I will be in the Kona area for about 4 days attending a meeting. I want to get away from the hotel reasurants and eat at the places where the locals eat or that are somewhat special for their food or view. I will probably have one full day to drive around for some site seeing and see would appreciate any comments about that and also recommended places to eat outside of Kona.
Try the Big Island Steak House (Coconut Shrimp) or Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill (Blackened Ahi), both located at Kings Center in Waikoloa. Across the street,near the Marriott Waikoloa Beach Hotel, is the Anaehoomulu Bay (Hawaiian Petroglyphs nearby) with a great crescent shape shore line with palm trees and turtles in the water. Wiakoloa is about 25 miles north of Kailua-Kona. Further up the coast is cowboy country (Parker Ranch) and the town of Waimea. The temperature can change 15-20 degrees cooler in this area of the Big Island. In Kailua-Kona, a great ocean view is had at a favorite of mine, Jameson's by the Sea.
I like Huggo's but for local Hawaiian food, Sam Choy's...someone will direct you. You really cannot beat this chef.
As for driving around for sights...you should not miss the volcano, especially viewing the lava at night. Do a websearch for Kilauea Volcano & learn about it, it has been erupting continuously since 1983 & is one of the most fantastic things you can experience as well as see.
Have a super trip. Aloha, Linda
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