Staying in this lovely cottage located on a natural geo-thermally heated pool, was the perfect start to our Hawaiian holiday. The cottage is one of only three with direct access to the pond, and is relaxing and decorated nicely, with large windows (especially in the kitchen) overlooking the pond. The kitchen is beautiful and has everything you need for preparing meals. (No full size oven, but has a toaster oven) We bought local fruit at the Natural food store in Pahoa town, and the farmer’s market and enjoyed them at the picnic table overlooking the pond. The cottage was clean, beds were comfortable, and we could hear the surf crashing at night.
Champagne Pond is highlighted as a gem in the essential guide book “Hawaii the Big Island Revealed “ by Andrew Doughty, and it is indeed, a special place. There are not many spots on the east side of the big island to swim safely, and here you have a sheltered natural swimming pool heated by a volcano, and it’s steps from your back... more