Big Island Vacation Accommodations | Alternatives to Resorts | Vacation Rentals

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Aloha Bruce is just back from an extended vacation that included California, a Miami Dolphins NFL game in Las Vegas against the Raiders, and a wonderful Big Island vacation. He’s got some fresh insight into what the home of Kilauea Volcano has to offer and he gets into details about booking non-hotel/resort accommodations in Hawaii.

Bruce says that the Hawaii COVID situation is calming down with decreasing case numbers but travel restrictions remain in place. He notes that it’s been just about a year since the Hawaii Safe Travels program opened. Bruce says that Hawaii is seeing a lot of cancelled vacations lately, despite encouraging data and noting that this is the slower “shoulder season” for Hawaii tourism.

“I would never consider recommending coming to Hawaii if I didn’t think it was safe,” Bruce assures, discussing COVID vaccination as the easiest way to begin planning a Hawaii vacation. “It’s such an easy-breezy thing to do. It’s just a great time to come to Hawaii. Traveling is back on the table.”

Bruce and Yaling stayed at the property of a podcast listener (mahalo, Brent!) near the Kona Airport, and says it was very convenient. “It was like an estate, it was fantastic!” He discusses the benefits of vacation rentals and how they make more sense for large groups and families. Bruce also makes the important point that knowing what you’re getting and that it’s legal. VRBO and Air B&B come up, and Bruce discusses varying restrictions on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands for such vacation properties.

Aloha Bruce says that vacation rental properties provide more together-time for families and moves on to discuss the activities he and Yaling Fisher enjoyed while on the Big Island. He mentions a catamaran sail to “Pine Trees” and snorkeling adventure. “Sailing is the way to go!” Bruce says, marveling at the energy of the wind and the waves of the Big Island.

With the latest eruption at Kilauea Volcano, Bruce says that helicopter tours were booked solid.

He describes a marvelous visit to Greenwell Farms, a coffee farm in a remote rural area. Owner Tom Greenwell is also growing pepper plants and prepares homemade steak sauce that sells out as fast as he can make it.

Bruce mentions that Hawaii Aloha Travel can connect you with the ideal vacation rental in Hawaii, one that suits your particular needs and let you make the most of your Hawaii vacation. “Don’t cancel your vacation!”