Local Life

Epic Nearby Experiences

Tide Pools

Snorkeling paradise that stretches up to 200 yards wide for almost a mile along the coast.

Warm Ponds

Swim in lava heated warm springs while you watch the waves crash against the shore.

Mermaid Ponds

Amazing. Just amazing.

Champagne Ponds

Known for species not seen elsewhere.

Pohoiki Bay

Great for surfing and picnicking

McKenzie State Park

Breathtaking views of the ocean and a large lava tube cave can be seen near the park’s picnic pavilion.

Lava Tree State Park

A forest of lava trees and lava molds of tree trunks.

Kehena Beach

Only clothing-optional beach on the Big Island where huge drumming and dancing circles form every Sunday.

Kilauea Volcano

See lava flowing!

Nearby Shopping

Closest shopping is in Pāhoa Town which has a supermarket, small shops, and restaurants. Island Natural Foods is our favorite.

Nearby Farmers Markets

Daily

Kea’au Village Market // 7am – 5pm
16-6550 Old Volcano Road, Kea’au

Saturdays

Outer SPACE Ho’olaulea at Uncle Robert’s Awa Club // 8am – Noon
Kalapana

Sundays

Maku’u Farmers Market // 6am – 2pm
Kea’au-Pāhoa bypass road

Nearby Communities

Kalani

Offers classes, workshops, shows and weekly ecstatic dancing.

Hawaiian Sanctuary

An eco-rejuvenation center that offers permaculture classes and weekly events.

Belly Acres

Home of the Hiccup Circus for kids.

The Shire

An artistic commune.

Gaia Yoga Gardens

A permaculture learning commune.

Kumu Aina

A tropical fruit farm.

Josanna’s

Retreat and organic farm.

Polestar Gardens

Offers a weekly potluck dinner open to all.

Kua O Ka La Charter School

An intact ancient Hawaiian village complete with historical sites, fishponds, and native habitats.