Lodge is providing the following links in the belief that by facilitating
your Big Island stay we will create a more pleasant experience for
you. We believe there is enough Big Island and few enough small Hotel
operators that we can share our good fortune in attracting travelers
like you and enhancing your stay by making it easy for you to arrange
your trip. You can also save on car rentals and Inter
Island air coupons by reading other sections of this web site,
you do not have to stay with us, or visit this Island, for these
Please still consider Arnott's
Famous Hawaii Hiking Adventures for your activities in Hilo.
For Professional Photography while in Hawaii,
be it a business event, a wedding, or just to document a once in a
lifetime experience, take a look at
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contact her directly
Big Island Accommodation Associates:
| Hostel style accommodation and Camping on the Big Island.
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The Big Island has two sides, The Hilo side, where we are located and the Kona side over 120 miles(200km) away. Both Hilo and Kona now have direct mainland flights...Hilo through Continental/United out of SanFrancisco and LA, Kona from many mainland places on many Airlines. To get to Hilo and all the "Green" activities without a long drive or bus ride get these direct flights.
Hilo is the Eco Tour center for Volcanoes National Park and its active Lava flows, Mauna Kea Mountain with the worlds largest Telescopes and incredible views and hikes, all the Valleys and waterfalls, Punaluu Black sand Beach with its Turtles and Puna with its warm springs and great tropical scenery, are on the Hilo side, the things for which the Big Island is famous.
Arnotts is minutes from Hilo Airport, which has reliable taxi service. We have $2County bus service(Except on Sunday) at the corner and $8 a day bikes so you can get around to town, shopping or beaches. Kona Airport is 10 miles from town and Koa Wood Hale (formerly Patey's), and 20 miles from budget priced Manago Hotel. Koa Wood Hale Hostel is on the hill above McDonald's, its URL changes, so Google it up...there are a ton of references. For regular Hotel accommodation in Kona we recommend two older Hotels right in Kona Uncle Billy's and the King Kamehameha Hotel at Kona Pier. None have a shuttle.
Your best bet by far, if you are a backpacker on a budget, and are looking for camping or dormitory accommodation, is to fly in to Hilo from Oahu (Waikiki) or Maui , catch a taxi or walk less than a mile to first traffic light, turn right walk about 200 yards (to where bus can stop) and flag down hourly (last bus 4:00pm) "Keaukaha" bus to our Lodge and plan to do the Lava Hike and the Mauna Kea Summit and Star show. Use our bikes to check out the town, then network with other travelers or ask us questions and get set up sharing rental cars or the $2daily bus system. If your flight lands late in Kona, you need to get to Koa Wood Hale as the once a day bus (except Sunday) to Hilo leaves at 6:30am. There is a network of good campgrounds around the Island including our tenting area at the Lodge (there is no free or county camping anywhere near Hilo).
Come into Hilo get set up, get latest information and permits, and enjoy your stay on the Big Island...
you can't come now these fine Big Island Stores can send
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Glory Guerpo Photography
Whether you're in town for a wedding, honeymoon or just that once in a lifetime trip, why not hire the finest photographer on the island to record your special time.
This site includes lists of eating places, pics of historical
buildings and a wealth of information.
Specializes in books on Hawaiiana, History, Maps & info for
people moving here, a true resource. See Hilo Downtown on our
Upcoming/Ongoing events,cultural information
around Hilo and the Big Island.
Unique Island carving and art. Try the "Extreme Ginger" ice
Yum!! One of our favourites. Try chocolate dipped shortbread.
Doug Arnott, owner of Arnott's Lodge is a direct descendant of William
Arnott who founded Arnott's Biscuits.
The Kohala Center ...
is a newly formed, privately funded, and fully independent academic
center, located in Waimea on the Island of Hawai'i. The Kohala Center's
mission is to sustain the natural environment, strengthen the social
fabric, and develop the economy of Hawai'i Island through innovations
in research and education.
Kea Web Cameras
| • Links & Current
pictures of Mauna Kea Summit and weather conditions:::
W.M. Keck Observatory ...
Worlds largest and most advanced Telescope.
• Subaru Telescope ...
Base Facility Visitor Gallery.
• US Geological Survey Volcanos of Hawaii
| • Kilauea
Volcano update at:
Loa's weather station views of Mauna Kea from Mauna Loa
• Hawaii Center for
Volcanology ... Excellant research site for eveything about Hawaii's Volcanoes
For current volcano update & pictures go to:
The Web's Premier Source of Volcano Information
the Ice Age
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