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KH869
San Francisco, CA101 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The firs thing you should know, is this property it's gorgeous but it has NO sandy beaches.

Now the big story....I requested a Kamaaina rate especially for locals, but sadly had an expired Hawaii identification card which caused such an uproar with management, the told me 'they were doing me a favor" by allowing me to stay there, that ONE time. How insulting.

I live mostly in Hawaii but also have property in California. during the pandemic I was in a position where I had to get one or the other form of REAL ID, you can not have both. I could not travel to Hawaii I was in California, I got the real id in CA. The Feds makes the rules now, you can not have both types of ID's in two states, it's just the way it is.

So, I plead my case to management, showed them all of my proof of living on island, my Hawaii electric bill, my bank statement, my cable bill, car insurance (yes I have a car too ) everything, my CA ID is still good for 4 years, and Hawaii is okay with me having it. Even the COPS are okay with it at the police station.

But the management at Four Seasons Hualailai can not see that I am in bind because of the laws, and won't offer me the rates that are due to me as a Kamaaina.

Eh...I even speak Pidgin.

I give my business to the REAL Kamaaina places, not the fake Aloha properties. No Beach, and no Aloha is what I tell everyone about Hualailai.
Written 22 July 2023
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charli1031
Franklin, TN45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
I traveled here to watch the Ironman World Championship, but stayed the week after to explore the entire island. There is such a great diversity of land, beach and seascapes on this island. From tropical rain forests to active volcanoes, it is filled with wonder and surprises. At current the lava flow on this Hawaiian Island is causing major concerns and has destroyed homes and caused evacuations and property damage. Volcano National Park is a definite must see, must experience. Incredible,incredible vacation.

Hualālai is an active volcano on the island of Hawaiʻi in the Hawaiian Islands. It is the westernmost, third-youngest and the third-most active of the five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaiʻi, following Kīlauea and the much larger Mauna Loa. Its peak stands 8,271 feet (2,521 m) above sea level. Hualālai is estimated to have risen above sea level about 300,000 years ago. Despite maintaining a very low level of activity since its last eruption in 1801, and being unusually inactive for the last 2,000 years, Hualālai is still considered active, and is expected to erupt again some time within the next century.
Written 15 June 2018
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jgluv2travel
Regina, Canada3,106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
The volcano to the east of Kailua-Kona is Hualalai. Many of the homes of the community are built on higher ground where it is cooler and there are coffee plantations on the slopes because of the rainfall. The volcano always seem to be covered in a mist and a layer of thin clouds. We drove from the coastal highway (Queen Kaahumanu Highway) to Highway #180 which is built along the slopes of Hualalai. It was a gradual uphill climb till we reached #180. In our photos of the volcano from different viewpoints along the coast it always looked like it was raining at the higher elevations. Note that the lava flows that are along the coast north of Kailua-Kona are from this volcano.
Written 14 April 2018
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tomtaylor2004
Valdez, AK93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
This is a good spot to overlook the park and see the vast volcanic landscape down in the valley. There are also several different locations where you can see steam vents spewing out steam from deep within the earth.
Written 13 December 2017
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Wilma B
Nampa, ID65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
This volcano is the third largest shield volcano and is quite productive. Viewing it after dark was sensational. Plenty of hikes and educational information available. Take your time to enjoy it.
Written 9 October 2017
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Greg G
Nashville, TN67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed the visit, the hikes and teh education. This was truly a highlight of our trip. You must go when you visit the Big Island.
Written 13 July 2017
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rayrest
Fenton, UK7,483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Hualalai is an active volcano in Hawaiian volcanoes national park. It is 8271 feet high and is the third largest and third most active shield volcano on the island, behind Kilauea and Mauna loa. Well worth visiting.
Written 5 July 2017
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Stephen E
Vancouver, Canada106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
One of the must see visits in the USA. A remarkable opportunity
to view an active volcano and hike one of America's Natural
Wonders.
Written 13 June 2017
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jackiec894
50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Volcanoes is a really interesting park to visit. Very informative rangers at the lip of the volcano give great presentations all day. The Lave Tube hike is great for kids!
Written 5 June 2017
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DRENCH
Russellville, AR76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Definitely a must-do type of thing when visiting the Big Island. We did not book a paid excursion so we did our own "thing" and a big part of our planning and preparing was visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to get a sense of things from the visitors center and the guides.

Great views and good tips from the guides can be found here. Saw the steam vents, the lava lake/flows, the crater (caldera), and walked through the lava tube.
Written 29 May 2017
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