Review: Volcano House, Hawaii

Come for the views and stay for the food! The Volcano House Restaurant at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park overlooks the Kilauea caldera and the billowing Halema’uma’u Crater. As you eat, the tall windows that stretch the length of the seating area up on the rim provide you with a view of the active volcano…

Fresh Island Cuisine at Bamboo in Hawi, Hawaii

This classic Hawaiian restaurant in a historic bright blue building sets a tone that is fun, comfortable and lighthearted. Browse the art gallery and the gift shop and then feast on something fresh and local. The charming little town of Hawi is just a few blocks long, 35 minutes north of the Waikoloa Beach resorts,…

Big Island Aloha Mix Food Truck, Naalehu

The Southernmost Food Truck in the USA, the Aloha Mix Food Truck, sits with six picnic tables in the owner’s grassy front yard right in the middle of the small town Naalehu on The Big Island of Hawaii. As we deboarded our flight to Kona, the man in front of us was telling his seatmates…

Manta’s Sunday Brunch at Mauna Kea on The Big Island of Hawaii

Intro: Magnificent views surround you from Manta’s outdoor patio perched on the hill above Kauna’oa Bay. Laurence Rockefeller’s historic Mauna Kea Beach Resort offers the perfect Hawaiian setting to enjoy a leisurely Sunday Brunch. ThE hotel, built in 1966, was the most expensive hotel in the world at that time. Today, the history, charm and…

Review: Merriman’s Flagship Restaurant in Waimea

Who would expect the Best Big Island Restaurant to be located in the hills of Waimea’s cowboy country, away from Kona and Hilo? Merriman’s Flagship Restuarant in Waimea has offered authentic Hawaiian cuisine for 30 years like none other. For the last 18 years, they have earned the Gold Hale ‘Aina Award for Best Big…

Beachy Breakfast at Poipu’s Anuenue Cafe, Kauai

Before embarking on any surf adventure, the experts will tell you keeping your energy level up is essential. And, if you’re adventuring near Poipu, make sure it includes a stop at Anuenue Cafe. Their delicious surf-themed meals provide all the energy you need for a sweet day of wave riding. Location: Tucked inside the Poipu Shopping…