Restful Kailua Cottage
Travel Blogs from Kailua-Kona
Slept in until 6:00 am. When Harry got up we texted Tanya and she face timed us so we could wish Eric a happy 6th birthday. They were in Edmonton and he seemed pretty wired and he thanked us for our Lego gift. Puttered around the condo until 9:30 am and off we went with beach chairs and boogie boards (generously supplied by our condo owners). I didn't feel like driving the 30 minutes to Hapuna, the biggest and a popular beach. ...
... Boy! They were REALLY slow! And it was very hard labor for them to walk - they rely on their 2 little "arms" and tail to drag that BIG body of theirs! The would walk a few steps, then stop and close their eyes, as if exhausted ....
After the black sand beach, we headed towards the Kilauea volcano and got to the Volcano Inn around 4:30. I was so pleasantly surprised to see the inn was very very nice! Spotless clean and very large. Just lovely. We each had ...
... park and we were able to see the volcano crater, steam vents and lava tunnels. The scenery was beautiful and it gave us insight into the geology and the stages of eruptions of volcanos. Even though we were unable to see the lava itself as it was deep inside the crater. On the way back to Kona we decided to drive through Hilo allowing us to see the other side of the island. As we ...
... was very moving.
We also visited the submarine Bowfin, and we are happy to be landlubbers.
Flew to Big Island where the volcano's are. Hired a car, the smallest car but still a V6 engine!!
First night spent in Kona, next day drove around half the island, exploring nooks and crannies as we went. Much less traffic than O'Hau, easy driving. Amazing country side changing from completely covered volcanic rock to rainforest, rolling green ...
... to spew lava down the mountainside and into the sea. More about volcanoes in a later report. Our afternoon was spent recovering from the flight, relaxing and swimming in the resort pool. Much to Bailey's joy the pool is equipped with a 200ft water slide. He spent the afternoon 'breaking it in'. Tonight we are taking a tour to snorkel with Manta Rays. Unlike Stingrays the Manta has no stinging tail. They are related ...
Other places to stay in Kailua-Kona
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona | 3 star hotelfrom $150
- No no no no no!!!! Don't stay here!
- Not the value you hoped for...
- My Wife Remembers
75-5646 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $107
- Hidden Quality
- Stayed there for 13 days
- Excellent budget hotel
75-5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $119
- If you are on a budget......
- Never Again
- Pleasant Stay
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona | 3 star hotelfrom $135
75-6000 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $46
- NOT alot of Bang for your Buck
- Right on the water in Sea Village condo #3317
- Nice, quiet place
75-5968 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $56
- Not special
- The Pearl of Kona