An ideal blend between rural farm tranquility and tourist activities on beaches/excursions/volcanoes
The main farmhouse at Papalani Farms could not have been a better place for my spouse and I to spend the first week of our Big Island holiday tour with some close friends. Nikki was there to answer every question, put us in touch with local inexpensive tour guides, and direct us to the best beaches and hiking trails. When resting back on the farm, we were supplied daily with the best of avocados, mangos, passion fruit, bananas, lemons and squash one has ever tasted. Our days began in fresh morning mountain air with a cup of coffee or tea and quiet contemplation on the lanai, overlooking the marvellous Hawaiian landscape. After relaxing sightseeing activities during the day, we were supplied at night with magnificent star gazing around an outdoor fire, with some local music even thrown in to complete the atmosphere. I have never had a more relaxing holiday experience, and the fascinating locals and fellow farm guests were a big reason why. If generic tourist hotels far removed from meaningful interaction with locals are not your cup of tea, then this place is probably for you. We completed our vacation with a few days at Hilo and then the northern part of the island, providing a diversity of activities and climate regions that are simply not available on the other Hawaiian islands.
Peaceful, Spacious Organic Farmhouse a Nature Retreat Spa Services Available