Big Island Retreat
Upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised at how open and spacious our room and the common areas were. I could see the sun rise over the ocean in the mornings, and relax in the ocean breeze while home-grown bananas for breakfast. The accommodations were excellent, and I was reluctant to leave at the end of my vacation. The room was comfortable. Everything was impeccably clean. The extent of my cooking on this trip only involved the coffee maker and the barbecue, but the full kitchen was put to use by other guests during my stay. It's a great option for those who want an alternative to going to a restaurant for every meal. The location was convenient as a home base on the Big Island. With a rental Jeep, everything on the island was easy to do as a day trip. It's a short drive to Hilo, but even the far reaches of the island - the green beaches at the southern tip, the Volcano National Park, Kona, the Hawaiian Vanilla plantation - were all convenient to get to from Mahana House's central location. I'll be back, and I'll be recommending Mahana House to all of the friends and colleagues saying they wish they could go to Hawaii.
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