Michael R.

Hipcamper since September 2017

Past trips

Kualoli Cabins

in Tropical open jungle property, Hawaii
Michael R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 10th, 2017

This place was better than I could have expected, though not without its flaws. But those flaws truly are only minor ones. The cabins are really neat and I really love the design. They are pretty open air (with screens to keep bugs mostly out) which is great because it really makes you feel as if you're outside as well as make the room cool with the airflow. Which, though, is a kinda double edged sword there. There isn't any way to cover the open half of the walls for privacy when changing. The good thing though is there is a lot of greenery surrounding the cabins. The open air kitchen and socal area are really nice looking, cozy, and made me wish I had something like it at home. The showers aren't really well lit but otherwise nice, so either shower during the day or bring some light with you. ( The lights in there were either it off batteries, or really dim during our stay). All in all though, a fantastic place to stay. and in my opinion much better way to stay and soak in the atmosphere of the big island than any hotel could offer. If I ever found myself back, I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this place again.

Kikala Cloudforest Farms

in Mauna Kea Cloudforest Retreat, Hawaii
Michael R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 7th, 2017

What could be better than waking up and looking it out of your tent to see a picturesque waterfall and going for a quick dip? Not much. What makes it even better is that it didn't cost an arm and a leg to experience it. While it wasn't a problem for us, the camping area currently doesn't have a ton of room for super large tents... currently, (I'm talking about those big multi room ones) we were fine with a three man with some room to spare. There was mention of a small nature stroll potential, but I didn't get a chance to explore it. Axel is friendly and easy going and you can see work is already started on improving the site immensely and with better amenities to boot. It's a shame that I don't know when I'll be back to the big island because I would love to stay here again, especially after hearing what he has in store for this location.

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