Located just a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, Volcano Village Lodge is for people who want more out of life than a whirlwind tour of the island. This is a private oasis that allows guests to wake up in luxurious surroundings to peace and beauty. Lush garden trails will take you through giant fern leaves, native ohia trees and wild and delicate orchids hanging from the trees.
Privacy in the rainforest is one of many perks at Volcano Village Lodge — Photo courtesy of Volcano Village Lodge
Volcano Village Lodge is composed of five distinctive and private lodges, each in its own separate location in the rainforest and all connected by Balinese walkways. It is vastly unique from many Big Island hotels. Unlike many vacation rentals on the Big Island, where the owners live on the property, the lodge offers complete privacy and luxurious comfort. Koi ponds and waterfalls in the garden add to the peace and tranquility of the environment.
Nearby Volcano Village is a “World Heritage Site” - a place of protected habitats for rare and endangered species as well as unique biological and geological evolutions having universal significance to all humanity. The lodge is designed as a retreat for the mind and body and a haven from the outside world for those who appreciate the finer details in life.
Each of the five rooms are equipped with a private bath or shower and the finest amenities: decadently luxurious linens, fluffy robes and slippers, in-room private dining, a kitchenette, covered lanais in the forest, complimentary full tropical breakfasts and more. Free wireless internet is available in all rooms, and an in-room refrigerator enables guests to cozy up with meals at home. The fireplace in every lodge is the perfect accent for the Volcano Village climate, which is substantially cooler than the rest of Big Island.
Elegant and cozy accomodations — Photo courtesy of Volcano Village Lodge
Upon arrival, you'll find a bottle of wine waiting for you, as well as supplies for a make-your-own breakfast with basics such as yogurt, cereal and some boiled eggs. A library stacked with DVDs can be found in the common area, where guests often choose to mingle for chatting and game nights. The staff at the lodge can arrange an in-room couple's massage, and rooms are decorated with large beds and sitting areas.
There is a minimum of a two-night stay, and rooms range from $280 to $320. Surrounding attractions include a skateboard park in the village and an abundance of hiking trails in Hawaii Volcano National Park. The visitors' center offers views of steaming Halema'uma'u Crater and information on volcanoes and geology.