I'm two months late with this review; my mom died just days after we returned home. It's only now that I have time to enjoy my memories of our Hawaiian vacation, and Kapoho Village Inn was an important part of that. We wanted to stay somewhere within an easy drive of the lava flow, and were lucky to find this place! It's sparkling clean, simple, lovely, and out of the way. We were so grateful to be out of the intense Labor Day heat, traffic, and vog of the dry side.
There are frogs, but since one of my cherished memories of childhood is the night sound of spring peepers from the pond down the road, I was delighted. The Kapoho tide pools were amazing, and we were happy the tide was coming in instead of going out. Sunrise at Ahalanui Park was magical. We spent deliciously cool evenings watching the lava flow explode into the ocean.
We had only intended to spend a night; it extended into four. The truth was, neither of us could bear to leave. For a couple of nights, we had the whole place to ourselves. It was our oasis of peace and comfort. I see that other travelers have included pictures of the Inn, so I'm just going to add a couple of Ahalanui Park, only minutes down the road; and a couple of the lava flow area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step back in time, when railroads and sugarcane dominated the Big Island of Hawaii. This former railroad station now caters to visitors in search of adventure. Sunshine, cooling trade winds and mountain glimpses all compliment its choice hilltop location. Our small hotel is nestled beside Green Mountain with its crater lake, where you're only a short 5 minute drive to incredible snorkeling in the Kapoho tide pools, soaking in the Ahalanui hot ponds, or catching a wave at Pohoiki. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kapoho Village Hotel Pahoa
- Kapoho Village Inn Hawaii/Pahoa