Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet
We planned this trip just as we were wrapping up the SledStorm project
wanted to include as many people as possible - so make it as cheap as
but not camping. Given the budget, 6 people signed up and we
up needing 5 beds for as cheap as possible. With a weak Canadian
In paradise. Right.
Okay - not quite that bad. I did a lot of research on the net
at at least 40 places) and called the major vacation rental services
gave them my requirements. One vacation rental service got back
us with an amazing offer - 8 days, 5 beds (3 of them singles, 2
bathrooms, garden view for just over $1000 US including taxes!
works out to about $20 US a person day - comparable with some of the
I've stayed in!
You never really know what a place is like until you arrive, and
were a few surprises - no air conditioning, much larger than we were
and the kitchen was much better equipped. The no air conditioning
a bit of a let down, but in retrospect, it was probably a good
The apartment has good air flow, a large screened in area and I think
better acclimatized to deal with the outside.
The resort is on a black lava beach, but swimming would quickly kill
- waves crashing onto sharp lava. Thankfully, just down the
a 5 minute walk) is Kahalu'u Beach - a great place for snorkeling and
Every time I go somewhere tropical, I wind up taking a picture of a
and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
From what I understand, the fill a similar ecological niche as spiders
and they are much cuter to look at. Because the apartment had
vaulted ceilings I didn't get many good opportunities, but they were a
sight to see.
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From: John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > The Big Island of Hawaii > The Resort
I understand that the little green geckos are not native to Hawaii. The brown ones (not as cute nor as pretty, are native to Hawaii and much more helpful to our ecological ballance. One major difference, seems to be in the habits of these two very different geckos. Another aspect of these cute little geckos is that they leave their calling cards everywhere. So, though we do appreciate their help in decimating the insect population, they do leave a mess behind.
Thanks for this website.
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