At first my wife was a little hesitant about this place, but she quickly fell in love with this place and has considered it one of her favorite places we stayed on our honeymoon. We stayed in the sanctuary, which is just cozy. The room is really big enough for a bed and a few amenities, but it has windows (with shades) on all sides and mostly just looks out on the rain forest. Interior decorations were really tasteful and the breakfast basket was perfect. They really do everything to try and cater to your interests and tastes.
I suppose the one drawback to the sanctuary is the outdoor shower, but it really didn't bother us that much. Especially since it seemed like all the cool places to stay in Volcano had something similar. The owners and the manager were really nice and really helpful with suggestions and trying to make us feel welcome. From a food standpoint, the Lava Rock cafe is a miss, but the Lodge and Thai place were quite good. Totally worth a visit.
It did get chilly at night, but there was a nice little fire place to use while you were in the Sanctuary that really warmed the place up nicely. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Volcano Rainforest Retreat lodging experience on the Big Island of Hawaii offers visitors a collection of distinct guest cottages, created with elegant simplicity in harmony and balance with the Hawaiian rain forest. Its sense of place imparts a seamless feeling of connection between inside and outside, the accommodations and nature. The rain forest lodgings are interconnected by intimate paths, which wind their way through the misty, mossy landscape. This Hawaii Volcano retreat offers a unique setting for romantics, artists, nature lovers and world travellers seeking refuge and intimate contact with the living volcanic earth. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hotel Volcano
- Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hawaii