|View of the Pacific Ocean from our private lanai|
Thought I should say a little something about our first day in Hawaii since I jumped into Day 2 last night. The first two nights of our trip we stayed in a private bungalow near Hilo. When we arrived it was late at night so we couldn't really see anything, but the sounds were amazing. We could hear faint sounds of waves nearby and beautiful singing from what sounded like some sort of tropical bird. The weather was perfect, a little misty and warm with a slightly cool breeze. We rented a one room bungalow and slept with the windows open....it was refreshing.
|Another angle of the view from our bungalow|
Here is the link to view the details of the vacation rental. I highly recommend staying here for a romantic getaway. The owner of the property was a huge help in letting us know about local cuisine and what attire was needed on the volcano hike and trek to Mauna Kea. The room was great! It was one big room with a modern bathroom, walk-in closet and small kitchenette (sink, mini- refrigerator & coffee pot only). There is a wet bar and grill to cook on outside. My only suggestion would be to bring your own coffee and filters if you are an avid coffee drinker like me! I would have loved brewing a pot of coffee and soaking in the calming sounds of the ocean each morning while sipping my coffee, but there weren't any filters or coffee available. That is one thing the owner did not think of, everything else was perfect!
Bungalow in Hilo, Hawaii
|View of the salt water pool and neighboring bungalow|