October 11, 2022
Colin is just just a salt of the earth kinda guy! Thanks for making us feel so welcome! We loved our stay on his lush farm - the driveway is just part of the experience. The views of the moon and stars are unreal! Follow his instructions and you’ll have a great time.
October 5, 2022
Great spot to camp!
Get earplugs if you like to sleep while it is silent, because there are a lot of frogs who make noise.
September 27, 2022
My friend and i loved camping on this farm! The nature was beautiful and there was only one other group on the farm with us.
September 23, 2022
Take the Farm Tour!
The property is in a rural agricultural area south of Kona town. At night the sound of the jungle is a full symphony of biodiversity floral aroma of the tropical blossoms and fruit trees. It was not hard to find, the directions were very clear. Sometimes at night, it was hard to find the road from the main highway, so be sure to signal in advance and slow down. The farm tour was a great thing to appreciate where you are, also you'll get great food recommendations nearby, I did not regret ordering based on the recommendation. Take the tour and ask where to get the best Loco Moco nearby.
September 17, 2022
Rustic campsite-Sky view amazing
The road to get there is very bumpy and a 4WD is a must. Not to drive in the darkness. No water view at all and only service is a dry toilet. It’s a rustic camp site with an amazing sky view.
September 7, 2022
We had a great time camping on the Avocado farm! Great view of the water with amazing sunset! Great location for exploring the Kona area including Captain Cook and Two Step! The Southern Point and Green sand beach was not far either! The hosts were very helpful and friendly! We had a blast and would highly recommend!
Paige S.doesn't recommend
September 3, 2022
Waste of time
I wish we'd picked somewhere else to stay. The road in was very long and rough. The site itself wasn't level and was very close to a large group who partied late into the night. Despite confirming our time of arrival and type of accommodation multiple times ahead of the stay, Colon seemed annoyed and surprised by our on-time arrival.
Beautiful site, up on a hill and very close to great snorkelling spots. Difficult drive up the hill to get there, limited amenities and i access to water only downsides. Colin had great communication and welcomed us upon arrival to the site, would stay again next time but be sure to take all the drinking water you need and be mindful of no showers.
August 23, 2022
This was a beautiful and peaceful spot- exactly as advertised!! Colin and Sarah were friendly, welcoming, and quick to communicate. Thank you for the oranges!
August 20, 2022
Quiet, beautiful spot with great hosts. Came to greet me with off the tree oranges and aloha and showed me where to park. Would stay again!
August 11, 2022
The hosts were lovely. We got in late and they were very accommodating and set us up in a great tenting spot. Highly recommend
August 11, 2022
Colin and there orchard campsite we’re awesome! Colin was quick to reply, it’s nice and cool at night with amazing sunsets and beautiful view. 10/10 would recommend.
August 1, 2022
A perfect, off-the-beaten-path, Hawaiian experience. Peaceful. Lush. Beautiful.
July 26, 2022
Colin's tent site was secluded and beautiful! Great place to pitch a tent for the night with privacy and peace. It's very close to the Pu'uhonua O Haunaunau National Historic site and beach. The road getting there is a bit rough (especially since we got "upgraded" to a mustang convertible) so I would recommend getting a car with some clearance.
July 23, 2022
Colin is a very welcoming and kind host. His farm is nestled on a slope of lush farmland. Driving up to the campsite is amazing, with incredible views of both plants and sea. He brought me a cup of coffee in the morning and provided great suggestions of must-see things in the area. Highly recommend!
July 18, 2022
Colin’s land was a great tucked away spot to camp at. He was super helpful and friendly. Great for both rent and car top camping. The nature sounds at night were so peaceful. The road up the the site is really bumpy but easy with 4WD
July 18, 2022
Colin was so welcoming. It was lovely camping in the orchard. There was some toilets (chock the door open if it’s quiet) and an awning if it rains. Colin is a cool guy.
July 16, 2022
July 11, 2022
Pretty, but bumpy ride.
Colin is great and the farm is a beautiful and pleasant place to set up camp. I camped in a hammock and had plenty of location choices. As other reviews note, the only problem is the road/driveway. I don't recommend driving it at night, and it's nearly impassible if you have a moped or a car with a low bottom. Expect to drive about 5mph for about 45 min and give your shocks a constant workout. On the plus side, the farms lining the road are gorgeous and most have signs (so you don't accidentally take the wrong one).
July 9, 2022
Camping with the stars.
The drive up is the adventure! What an amazing place. Be sure to pack up all your gear and stay up late for the starry night at this secluded location.
Patricia H.doesn't recommend
June 24, 2022
The camp was nothing more than a parking place for the night. When we arrived there was no indication of where we should go. Our campervan bottomed out multiple times on the way up the mile-long bumpy road and also when driving around to figure out where we should camp. Grass was high and it rained a ton, so very wet. As advertised, there was nothing but a porta-potty (they were clean!). We met Susan in the morning as we were leaving, and she was kind enough to suggest some breakfast spots. We followed her down the bumpy road and she had several tricks to avoid bottoming out! There are much more accommodating HipCamps on the island. The site was quiet and the bird sounds were wonderful. No water view at all.
Overall really nice experience !!
Overall had a great experience! We had booked the tour and had a nice morning walk around the property seeing different trees and other plants. Felt a little pricy considering limited amenities, but everything was as described when booking. Location was in a very private area, high up the mountain side giving a beautiful night sky! Hosts were super friendly and weren’t joking about the rain!
Very private and quiet
It was a beautiful farm. It’s in a very remote location. My vehicle did get stuck however the owner was very very understanding and even came and helped me and my kids.
My two kids had a blast even with the little hickup.
Please make sure you are in a vehicle higher than 10 inches above the ground. Not a lower van as I was in.
June 3, 2022
Camping in a jungle orchard
Tent camping here was great - the large awning covering the campsite was an unexpected bonus. It is hard to find; but, reports of the road being a challenge are overblown; we navigated it in a normal rental car without problems. Colin and his wife were super communicative, responsive, and helpful. They met us when we arrived and walked us to our site. They also gave some good tips on things to do and where to eat in the area. It was a delight staying at their remote orchard high on the slopes above Captain Cook. The cacophony of coqui frogs lulled us to sleep magically. As noted in other reviews, the site is rustic, ground isn't perfectly flat (slight slope), and the site is a bit rocky. Regardless, we slept comfortably. When camping in Hawaii it's a good idea to travel with grass mats or some other ground cover to protect tent floors from sharp lava rocks. Also, yes, there are portable toilets onsite.