July 11, 2023
Site 3 - Waipi’o Luxor
Best hip camp ever! Renee and Les are awesome hosts, and the camping accommodations are 4 star on their property, which is within walking distance of the Waipi'o Valley overlook. Just an awesome camp spot, highly recommended!
May 3, 2023
Best campsite I have ever camped
I really enjoyed Les and Renee's place. It's a complete space with a spacious grassy area, a private outdoor shower, indoor restrooms, a refrigerator, stovetop, cookware, and a very clean indoor living room. Most importantly, they have a love for the land. I especially appreciate how they share their culture with travellers, like the taro surrounding the campsite, which is a great example. Les was also eager to share many stories about this land and their way of life. Thanks to his recommendation, I participated in the Waipi'o tour held in this Valley, which was my favourite tour of the whole trip. The tour guide (sorry, I forgot your name) had an incredible knowledge of history, culture, and nature, from stories of their ancestors and the impact of several tsunamis to the ongoing struggles between the valley and the government. Every piece of knowledge is rooted in his love for this land and respect for his ancestors' way of life. I really, really enjoyed this tour ($69) and the land.
April 25, 2023
10/10 Spot and Hosts! Beautiful
Absolutely amazing place to hipcamp!! My girlfriend and I wanted to stay in the North part of the island and stumbled upon this gem and gave it a shot. It exceeded our expectations and more! Les and Renee were the sweetest hosts and welcomed us with open arms. If you are here on a Sunday, I highly recommend the farmers market nearby!!! Visit Les’s booth and you can try some amazing goodies (we tried the poi).
The shower was so nice after a long day of exploring the island. Arrive before sunset if you can, it will make finding your parking spot easier. 10/10 experience, we miss it already