Absolute Paradise Awaits...
         ...enjoy watersports, volcanoes, tropical gardens,waterfalls, and more


Akaka Falls
Beach views
Beach views
Coastal views

You won't have to travel far afield to find lots to enjoy. 
Below are some of the highlights of what you'll find near our Hawaii B&B.

    We offer the visitor a truly unique Hawaiian experience, as our property is nestled near Hawaii Island's largest forest preserve and lava fields.  












Fun in the Water:
     A short 5 minute walk away from Absolute Paradise  you will find the clothing-optional black sand beach at Kehena.  This is where you'll have a chance to swim with sea turtles, spinner dolphins , and the abundant tropical fish found on the reefs.  Visit us between December and March and you may spot migrating humpback whales from the beach.

Kehena Beach is the most friendly beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.











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      We are also near the Thermal Hot Springs and Ponds and the Kapoho Tide Pools where you'll experience some of the best snorkeling anywhere.  The "Champagne Pond" has hot springs in the ocean and are a favorite spot for snoozing turtles.

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Volcanic attractions:
    From our  home base you will have easy access to the rivers of molten lava that are flowing from the summit of the Kilauea volcano.  January 2015 marked the 32nd consecutive year of eruption for this volcano.  For the latest information on the volcano's activity, see the USGS Hawaii Volcano Website.

  This sight is particularly awesome at night, when the orange glow from  the molten lava can be seen from miles away and sometimes covers an entire hillside.  Or get a bird's-eye view by taking a helicopter tour.

Lava Flow   Lava at night
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     Lava Tree State Park, about 15 minutes away, has some of the most intriguing lava rock formations on the entire Hawaiian Island chain.  As lava flowed through old forests, it encased the larger trees -- burning them to ashes -- but not before making rock moulds of their shapes.  The formations have been compared to Easter Island carvings, though the artist in this case was mother nature herself.

    Volcanoes National Park, where you can see ancient petroglyphs, old and new lava flows, giant craters, lava tubes, Hawaiian art galleries, and much more, is about an hour away.  The national park has over a hundred miles of hiking trails... so bring good shoes!



         Star-gazers will not want to miss a visit to the Big Island's tallest volcano, Mauna Kea (meaning "white mountain" in Hawaiian), which is home to several world-class international optical and RF telescopes.   

Mauna Kea Obeservatories   Mauna Kea snow and sunset
Dress warmly for the ascent to 13,796 feet, Mauna Kea's summit.  [Place mouse over images for alternate view.]

Cinder Cones   Silver Sword

                                A cluster of cinder cones.                                           The rare Silver Sword plant.


There are countless hiking opportunities in the area: coastline trails, woodland trails, lava field trails, mountain trails...

Banyan woodland Rest on the rocks
Banyan tree and hiker in a forest trail.                                                   A rest stop during a coastal hike.

Volcanoes National Park has over 150 miles of trails for the outdoors enthusiast. The park entrance is about an hour's drive from the B&B (the park is much closer, as the crow flies, but the lava flow that began in 1983 cut off the road so you have to take the long way round).

Food and Relaxation:
    Historic Pahoa Town is a 15 minute drive from  our location (about 12 miles).  There you'll find a number of highly recommended ethnic restaurants (Italian, Thai, Mexican, Chinese, Pizza, Vegetarian/Vegan, and American-style diners) and shops.  Or book yourself a massage, watsu (water shiatsu), or wassertansen to unwind after your day of exploration. 


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