KAPOHO PALMS is in the small, quiet, rural oceanside community of Wai Opea, Kapoho. The recently remodeled home is on two tropically landscaped lots surrounded by coconut palms.
IN YOUR STAY AT KAPOHO PALMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE:
* Snorkeling in a clear & calm, coral & fish-laden natural aquarium.
* Swimming and floating in tranquil pools.
* Modern accommodations in a recently remodeled home, including Wi-Fi.
* Tropical scenery of the rural Puna coast.
SNORKELING and SWIMMING: A short stroll (2 blocks) takes you to the ocean for exploring tide pools or watching the waves roll in. Walk three blocks to the Wai 'Opae State marine preserve (Kapoho Tide Pools) for some of the best snorkeling in the Islands. The preserve is a clear, calm, natural aquarium with over 100 species of fish, 11 species of coral, and the endangered green sea turtle. Its waters, protected by an outer reef, allow for safe swimming and snorkeling for all ages, throughout the year. Geothermally heated fresh water seeps into the pools near shore making them noticeably warmer. Some snorkel gear and boogie boards are provided for your use.
To quote the popular 'Big Island Hawaii Snorkeling Guide' (authored by two biologist that have snorkeled throughout the globe) Wai'Opae marine preserve '... is a unique and fantastic snorkeling spot. ... this is one of the best snorkeling areas in the world. ... The pools are gorgeous. The visibility is usually stellar. The corals are diverse, colorful and in incredible health. The fish are abundant and diverse as well. Everything is up close and personal. It really is a wonderful experience.
KAPOHO PALMS/HALE O NAIA: The home is a private upper unit of a two unit home. It includes approximately 1650 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The home has wireless internet, a laundry room, and additional outside shower.
Throughout the home are open beam ceilings. It sleeps up to six with its three bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, dining and living area. The master bedroom, with en-suite bath, has a king bed. The other bedrooms have queen & twin beds. In addition, the unit has dining for 10, with a large screened-in lanai, and a large, upstairs outdoor lanai/deck (585 sq. ft.) open to the ocean breezes and overlooking your 1/4 acre tropical landscaped garden (incl. flowering plants, stately coconut palms, bananas, pineapples and mangos).
The home has an owner's unit on the ground floor. Sally and Jeff will gladly welcome you to the home and, if you wish, provide advice on best snorkeling spots & other things to see and do in the area.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Wai 'Opea is a great base for discovering the east side of Hawaii. Tropical landscapes offer stunning scenic drives along the coast, including the world famous "red road". The home is 10 miles from Pahoa, a historic town with good restaurants and shopping. A short two mile drive brings you to a large geothermal hot pond (90+ degrees). Volcanoes National Park is a forty mile drive. Volcanic features may be experienced closer to Kapoho: the active lava flow at Kalapana (15 mi.),and Lava Tree State Park (7mi.). Kapoho is not a resort, but a wonderful, quiet slice of old Hawaii.Check out the "THINGS TO DO" Page for more things to experience. Prior to your arrival, you will receive information on things to see and do in the area. Check out the LINKS for more!
Call Sally at 808-965-5340 or 808-937-9537 for reservations or email we'd love to hear from you.
A FEW GUIDELINES FOR YOUR STAY:
SWIMMING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY.
NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE OCEAN.
BEWARE OF FALLING COCONUTS.
CHILDREN SHALL BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES.
SMOKING IS PERMITTED ON LANAIS AND OUTSIDE AREAS WHERE ASHTRAYS ARE PROVIDED.
NO PETS ALLOWED BUT YOU CAN BORROW OURS.
CHECK IN TIME IS 3PM TO 6PM UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE.
CHECK OUT TIME IS 10:30AM UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE.
PLEASE PUT ONLY TOILET PAPER IN TOILETS.
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE BATH TOWELS FROM HOUSE, BEACH TOWELS ARE AVAILABLE.
RECYCLE CONTAINERS ARE AVAILABLE.
PLEASE DO NOT REARRANGE FURNITURE.
PLEASE DO NOT RUN OR ROUGH HOUSE INSIDE. SAFETY FIRST.
YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR MISSING OR DAMAGED ITEMS IN THE HOUSE.
PLEASE BE GREEN AND TURN OFF LIGHTS AND FANS WHEN NOT IN USE.