Hipcamp host George P.,
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Pitch your tent or stay in one of our rooms or junglelows in the middle of our orchid nursery. We have outdoor kitchen, hot showers and flushing toilets. Located in the heart of Puna in the country but only 10 min walk to the village of Pahoa. This area has a lot to offer including tide pools, black sand beaches, warm spring and sauna caves.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
4 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send George a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.



Natural features you'll find at The Orchid in Hawaii.


The vibe at The Orchid

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Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie A.
recommends this listing.
February 2nd, 2018

This is such a unique property because of the orchids and the lava tube. This place was definitely one of my favorite camping spots on the Big Island and in Puna particularly. There were many spots to choose to camp, all were wonderful. It's so nice that George and his crew put up a rain shelter for when the weather gets bad. I had a blast exploring the orchid greenhouses and learning about George's farm. He is honestly one of the sweetest and kindest people I have met, and a wonderful host. The available kitchen is a huge plus, I wish I could have stayed the next night because George invited us to the wood fired pizza party they were having! I could really tell that George has fostered a warm and inviting living space for the workers there and I didn't want to leave! Thank you so much George and I can't wait to come back and stay.

I decided to set my tent up on the third terraceGeorge let us walk through the greenhouses to see the orchids growing, so beautiful!George has a lava tube running through his property, this is from the inside looking out. You can hike through the tube during your stayPicnic table to enjoy a meal
Hipcamper Kate
Kate B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 12th, 2018

Total oasis. We had a great campsite with picnic table and roof for shade/rain. Communal kitchen and other people at this spot are the best in the world. I’d stay again in a heartbeat.

Hipcamper Keith
Keith K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 2nd, 2018

This beautiful fairytale garden of Eden exceeded our already high expectations. We slept comfortably under a lilikoi vine, got to know the friendly and hospitable cohabitants, enjoyed the use of a fun communal kitchen area, and soaked in the surrounding gorgeous flowers and greenery.

Hipcamper Andreanne
Andreanne B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 3rd, 2018

George and his crew were great hosts, from tourist info, best eating spots around, local tips, farm home grown goodies, learning about orchids, etc. Our 6 & 8 year old kids also loved this place and were very sad to go, even after being there 6 days!! Nice kitchen area, lounge & ping pong table. Right now you get the chance to admire the orange glow from the lava reflecting on the sky all night long. I would check for availability to stay there again before traveling to Hilo area

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 10th, 2018

This place was amazing. Camping under hoop houses shared with orchids, a kitchen and showers steps away, friendly doggos and the farm workers to keep you company if you want. We were sad to leave!

Hipcamper Karen
Karen M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 10th, 2018

Friendly. Just super! Loved the orchids. I’d stay again!

Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 17th, 2018

We camped 2 nights here and it was the best Hipcamp of our trip on Big Island. George and the staff were very nice and kind people. Orchids are beautiful. The there is a lava tube on the property that is very interesting to see.

Hipcamper Brooks
Brooks D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 28th, 2018

Cool spot. Would stay here again.

Hipcamper Tom
Tom M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 2nd, 2018

Our experience was awesome and Mike is amazing. He is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the island. I highly recommended giving this place a try! I’ll bet like us, you’ll stay longer than expected!!


Best in 2021 Hawaii
Best of 2019 Hawaii
7th place
Best of 2018 Hawaii
2nd place
Papa’s Hawaiian Orchid Farm
United States
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