Impressed in every way!
We spent one week at Makana Kai on our first ever visit to the Big Island, and staying here was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Gary and Karen were excellent hosts. The driving instructions from Hilo airport were very clear and we had no trouble finding the place. Makana Kai exceeded our expectations; the reality matched or surpassed the pictures and descriptions on the website. We appreciated the wifi and satellite tv. The apartment was spotless, very well maintained. It was the perfect size for a couple. The neighborhood was quiet, good for relaxing after our days spent exploring. Coming from the silence of winter, we found the nighttime chorus of frogs and birds refreshing. Staying in the south-east part of the island was a good choice for us, as Volcano National Park was about a half-hour away (we spent 3 days there), Hilo with all of its attractions about the same distance north, and the fascinating coastal road to Kalapana was right outside our door. We also enjoyed visiting Pahoa, with several good restauants and markets for take out to enjoy at home after a hard day's touring. We will definitely recommend Makana Kai to our friends and relatives, and we look forward to going back ourselves on our next trip to Hawaii. Mahalo Gary & Karen! Carol & Dave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

March 2012
See the sunrise from a tropic  the quiet side
See the sunrise from a tropic the quiet side
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