ZEN RAINFOREST TREEHOUSE RETREAT & FARM STAY

Ana & Tom
ZEN RAINFOREST TREEHOUSE RETREAT & FARM STAY

Food scene

Fresh seafood specials; the Ono with coconut crust and berry sauce is ono!
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Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo
64 Keawe St
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Fresh seafood specials; the Ono with coconut crust and berry sauce is ono!
Fun, busy open-air atmosphere Good local and fresh food
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Pineapples Island Fresh Cusine
332 Keawe Street
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Fun, busy open-air atmosphere Good local and fresh food
Outdoor patio dining available with great views of Hilo Bay.
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Hilo Bay Cafe
123 Lihiwai Street
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Outdoor patio dining available with great views of Hilo Bay.
Fun atmosphere and some views of the ponds. Local specials
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Ponds Hilo
135 Kalanianaole Avenue
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Fun atmosphere and some views of the ponds. Local specials
Historic building close to Farmer's Market. Great atmosphere for lunch or dinner
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Cafe Pesto - Hilo
308 Kamehameha Avenue
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Historic building close to Farmer's Market. Great atmosphere for lunch or dinner
Authentic Indian food at a decent price. Not much atmosphere for in-house dining but the food makes up for it! Order the Riata and Garlic Naan!
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Kamana Kitchen
1235 Kilauea Avenue
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Authentic Indian food at a decent price. Not much atmosphere for in-house dining but the food makes up for it! Order the Riata and Garlic Naan!
Longtime local pancake house open 24/7 (except when they close for cleaning). Real local flavor, try a Loco Moco or Sumi
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Kens House of Pancakes
1730 Kamehameha Avenue
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Longtime local pancake house open 24/7 (except when they close for cleaning). Real local flavor, try a Loco Moco or Sumi
They kept much of the original Miyo's menu but changed the live music and atmosphere. Expect to be expected to order from QR menu and new staff who aren't familiar with ingredients. Once my top favorite, I'm downgrading it due to the change in quality consistency and atmosphere since changing ownership. Food is still decent and they still serve Bento Box and Udon that are good
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Miyo's
564 Hinano Street
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They kept much of the original Miyo's menu but changed the live music and atmosphere. Expect to be expected to order from QR menu and new staff who aren't familiar with ingredients. Once my top favorite, I'm downgrading it due to the change in quality consistency and atmosphere since changing ownership. Food is still decent and they still serve Bento Box and Udon that are good
Lots of local dishes, large servings, breakfast and full bar. Expect a wait for seating as they don't take reservations
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Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo
681 Manono Street
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Lots of local dishes, large servings, breakfast and full bar. Expect a wait for seating as they don't take reservations
Good burgers, music, full bar. Parking can be hard to find
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Hilo Burger Joint
776 Kilauea Ave
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Good burgers, music, full bar. Parking can be hard to find

Sightseeing

Beautiful Japanese gardens and bridge to Coconut Island on Hilo Bay. A must-do to get out and walk around. When tide is high, you can wade through seawater along the path. Some of the best views from Hilo Bay, easy parking and free
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Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens
189 Lihiwai St
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Beautiful Japanese gardens and bridge to Coconut Island on Hilo Bay. A must-do to get out and walk around. When tide is high, you can wade through seawater along the path. Some of the best views from Hilo Bay, easy parking and free
Tallest and most magnificent falls on the Big Island. Parking can be limited but you can park on the way in. Fee for non-Hawaii residents but easy trail (steps and handrail) and very picturesque.
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ʻAkaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls Road
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Tallest and most magnificent falls on the Big Island. Parking can be limited but you can park on the way in. Fee for non-Hawaii residents but easy trail (steps and handrail) and very picturesque.
Beautiful oceanfront park on Laupahoehoe Point. Drive down is on a twisting sometimes 1 lane road but worth it! Tidepools, boat ramp and Tsunami memorial
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Laupāhoehoe Beach Park
Hawaii 19
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Beautiful oceanfront park on Laupahoehoe Point. Drive down is on a twisting sometimes 1 lane road but worth it! Tidepools, boat ramp and Tsunami memorial
A must-do if you have an interest in geology or volcanoes. They have interpretive displays, hiking trails, comfort stations, rangers to answer questions, great hiking trails, lava tube, steam vents and of course, LOTS of LAVA! Take a flashlight (for the tube or to see on trails if going after dark to see the glow) and a jacket or raincoat because it can get chilly. Plan on it being 4-5 hrs or more. Nearby Volcano Village has good Thai food and other eateries.
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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
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A must-do if you have an interest in geology or volcanoes. They have interpretive displays, hiking trails, comfort stations, rangers to answer questions, great hiking trails, lava tube, steam vents and of course, LOTS of LAVA! Take a flashlight (for the tube or to see on trails if going after dark to see the glow) and a jacket or raincoat because it can get chilly. Plan on it being 4-5 hrs or more. Nearby Volcano Village has good Thai food and other eateries.
Drive up to the Visitors Center at Mauna Kea. Most rental cars will not allow you to go up beyond that point (4WD only). They have bus tours that take you up in late afternoon so you can see the sunset over Kona. Take some warm clothes, at that elevation it can get cold! There are rangers who offer stargazing at night.
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Maunakea Observatories Support Services
177 Makaala Street
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Drive up to the Visitors Center at Mauna Kea. Most rental cars will not allow you to go up beyond that point (4WD only). They have bus tours that take you up in late afternoon so you can see the sunset over Kona. Take some warm clothes, at that elevation it can get cold! There are rangers who offer stargazing at night.
This is a great astronomy center with lots of information on Big Island history, astronomy and much more. They have a cafe as well.
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Imiloa Astronomy Center
600 Imiloa Place
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This is a great astronomy center with lots of information on Big Island history, astronomy and much more. They have a cafe as well.
Hilo's famed Farmers Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, although there are some fruit & vegetable vendors open daily. It gets crowded, but they have a delicious and amazing array of local fruits, veggies, wares and food. Across the road are vendors selling a huge variety of goods.
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Hilo Farmers Market
Mamo St & Kamehameha Ave
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Hilo's famed Farmers Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, although there are some fruit & vegetable vendors open daily. It gets crowded, but they have a delicious and amazing array of local fruits, veggies, wares and food. Across the road are vendors selling a huge variety of goods.
Beautiful gardens to walk and linger through with a mind-blowing array of tropical flowers and fauna. Beautiful ocean views as well as some hiking trails. Located along the 5 mile Scenic Drive from Papaikou to Pepeekeo
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway
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Beautiful gardens to walk and linger through with a mind-blowing array of tropical flowers and fauna. Beautiful ocean views as well as some hiking trails. Located along the 5 mile Scenic Drive from Papaikou to Pepeekeo
See green sea turtles, swim and snorkel at an array of black sand beach parks on the drive past Hilo Harbor. There is ongoing road construction that may detour but it will bring you back to the road to the beaches
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Richardson Ocean Park
2349 Kalanianaole Avenue
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See green sea turtles, swim and snorkel at an array of black sand beach parks on the drive past Hilo Harbor. There is ongoing road construction that may detour but it will bring you back to the road to the beaches
A nice white sand beach with picnic areas, bathroom and parking
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Spencer Beach Park
62-3461 Kawaihae Road
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A nice white sand beach with picnic areas, bathroom and parking
When I go to the beach, I like to make a day of it and do the 2 hr. drive in search of white sand and clear water. Hapuna and Nearby 69 and Spencer Beaches are the closest (lots of tourists) with lifeguards and parking. There is a fee for non residents to park but unless the wind is whipping or there is dangerous surf (warnings will be posted), it feels like a mini getaway.
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Hāpuna Beach State Park
Old Puako Road
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When I go to the beach, I like to make a day of it and do the 2 hr. drive in search of white sand and clear water. Hapuna and Nearby 69 and Spencer Beaches are the closest (lots of tourists) with lifeguards and parking. There is a fee for non residents to park but unless the wind is whipping or there is dangerous surf (warnings will be posted), it feels like a mini getaway.
A beautiful, small Catholic church built overlooking the Pacific in Captain Cook. The ceilings are painted in wonderful murals. Please leave a small donation and be respectful and quiet as you allow the beauty of the surroundings to penetrate
Painted Church
84-5133 Painted Church Road
A beautiful, small Catholic church built overlooking the Pacific in Captain Cook. The ceilings are painted in wonderful murals. Please leave a small donation and be respectful and quiet as you allow the beauty of the surroundings to penetrate

City/town information

"Old Style Hawaiiana" best describes downtown Hilo and surrounding areas. Home to Hilo Bay, black sand beaches, eateries and county seat.
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Hilo
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"Old Style Hawaiiana" best describes downtown Hilo and surrounding areas. Home to Hilo Bay, black sand beaches, eateries and county seat.

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Rental car, Taxi, Uber, Hele On Bus

It's best to rent a car in order to easily explore the Hamakua Coast. There is limited Uber and Taxi service and a local bus (Hele On) that makes frequent stops (plan on a trip to Kona taking at least 3 hours)
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Show Respect for All

With the tidal wave of returning tourists, local residents can be annoyed by the aggressive behavior, lack of respect and entitlement shown by some (certainly not all) visitors. Understand that there is a long history here of outsiders coming to the islands and taking advantage of the Aloha Spirit. Please be respectful at all times, make eye contact, smile or otherwise acknowledge people you encounter, apply the "Golden Rule" of kindness and consideration if you find yourself waiting to be served. Mahalo means Thank You!
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Malama the 'Aina

Means to nurture and care for the earth, sea and sky. Please observe all rules concerning endangered wildlife, don't litter or take away natural resources, do not trespass or park off road. Honor the land, show you care!
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Stay on Trails and Observe No Trespassing Signs

Don't venture off trails or down a path where you don't know where it leads.
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Popular Hawaiian words and terms

https://ambassadorwaikiki.com/blog/22-hawaiian-phrases-learn-you-visit-hawaii Link to article that explains 22 of the most used hawaiian phrases