I was lucky to have spent five nights in Yoshi's house with a group of friends. I still have a glow from the memories of last weeks stay.
I am originally from California, but currently reside on the Islands east side in Hilo. It was a pure treat to experience the magic of Puakea Ranch. From visiting other resorts on the Kohala coast of the big island, I can honestly say that staying at the ranch is the best way to experiencing the magic of the big island. Some of the best beaches and vistas are all within a short drive away. The town of Hawi, has everything that you would want, simple dining, grocery stores and a perfect adorable coffee short to sit back and experience small town Hawaii.
Staying at Yoshi's house captures the feel of true Hawaii.
My best memories are enjoying sunset diner on the porch with Maui in the distance. Other magical memories include horseback riding around the property with the ocean in the horizon and picking fresh herbs from the garden for meals that evening.
The privacy of the house is there, and you feel complete relaxation from all aspects. The Japanese style bath and outdoor stone lap pool are spectacular! I could go on and on about why this is a perfect place to stay on this island. I will be returning back soon with locals and family visiting from the mainland as soon as possible. The Staff create a wonderful welcoming environment. It was hard to leave last week! And as I said, I will be back soon.
Mahalo Puakea Ranch!
- Also Known As:
- Puakea Ranch Hotel Hawi