Great Place A review of Paniolo Greens Resort
My wife and I first travelled to the big Island 14 years ago and found it to be the real gem of the island chain.
Two years ago we stayed at Pniolo Greens and fell in love. It is very central to getting around the entire island and located near the Parker Ranch about five miles from the ocean. It is a quick jaunt to hiking beaches, shopping all kinds of day trips which can be found in the book mentioned in one of the other reviews.
The resort was just planning their refurb when we were there--the unit being older was well maintained and the staff very accomadating.
We are an RCI member which has been very disapointing as we have been trying to excahnge a week to return for the last two years with no luck.
Try this resort and enjoy the fantastic view of the volcanos and th ocean--with field glasses you can actual watch whales, be them far away breeching off the coast.