HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (BIVN) - Pele returns to the Pacific Ocean, after suddenly crossing the emergency road on the coastal plain of Kilauea.

by Big Island Video News on July 26, 2016 at 7:26 am UPDATE (12:40 p.m.) VIDEO: First Look At Hawaii’s New Lava Ocean Entry HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii – The 61g lava flow has reached the Pacific Ocean on Hawaii Island. The lava flow began a new ocean entry at 1:30 a.m. this morning, lava tour guides report. Shane Turpin of Lava Ocean Tours, Inc. was one of the first on the scene – by sea – to provide images of the new entry. Yesterday, the lava crossed the coastal emergency road that connects the Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kalapana. From that point it was only a matter of hours before the lava reached the sea.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the last time the lava met the ocean was in August 2013. The ocean entry stopped when the eruptive activity at Puʻu ʻŌʻō changed, sending flows to towards the east rather than the south. The new direction held for nearly three years – and included the infamous June 27 lava flow that threatened the village of Pahoa – before a new change in the lava flow redirected the activity back towards the coastal plain on Kīlauea’s south flank.

Mahalo Jared Goodwin and Lava Ocean Tours for the great pictures.

Hawaiian Havens: The Top 10 Hotels on the Big Island

The Culture Trip By:Caroline Milne, Updated: 25 December 2015

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Hawaii’s Big Island is a textbook tropical paradise. Home to a host of natural wonders such as active volcanoes, black sand beaches, hidden waterfalls and seemingly endless jungle hikes, the island is a heavenly destination for active adventure-seekers, as well as those seeking a much-needed vacation to sprawl out on the beach and de-stress. Whatever your island fantasy involves, we’ve rounded up the top ten hotels for every type of traveler, so you can find the best accommodations for your style and budget.

Palms Cliff House Inn

Palms Cliff House Inn is a Victorian style bed and breakfast situated atop a lush Oceanside property. If you’re looking for accommodations on the Northeastern side of the island (near Hilo), Palms Cliff is the destination for you. This luxurious B&B has charm to spare, enchanting guests with its grand architecture and awe-inspiring views of the formidable Homonu Cliffs. Here you can let the rhythmic sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep at night, then wake at sunrise to a delicious breakfast. This oasis of old-world relaxation will leave you pampered and rested, though if you’re feeling bold you’ll find a range of nature activities at your doorstep, from snorkeling and swimming to hiking those striking cliffs.

Price: Luxury

Watch out for: the private jacuzzi and romantic views in Room 8

28-3514 Mamalahoa Hwy, Honomu, Island of Hawaii, HI, +808 963 6076

Living Earth-Friendly on an Island.

One aspect of living in paradise that many people don't think about is that everything, and I mean everything, is flown inn or shipped in by barge. Toilet paper, mail, food, building supplies, you name it. If it is not grown here, it is shipped in. Even if it something is made here, some part of it had to be shipped in, glue, nails, tools, tec. So when there is is mis-hap here at the inn, we try to repair items instead of running out to the stores and buying a replacement. After all, trash is not shipped off island, that is one thing that remains here. When you live on an island, you discover very quickly, just how precious space is. Recently we had such a mishap with some guests and a lamp was damaged beyond repair, life is full of accidents, no harm, no foul. Since the lamps needed to match it was a matter of what to do next. Thank goodness we live in a community (Island mentality) that embraces garage sales, Church sales, and temple sales. So bright and early Saturday morning we were off on the hunt. Right away I found a pair of lamps that would fit our needs.

   Here is one in it's "as found" condition. Yes, it is in rough shape, rusty harp, chipping paint, but good solid bones. I pulled out some paint from my craft supplies and got to work.

   A soft grey was just the thing to compliment the room it was headed into. I also brushed gold pigment on the upper edges of the lamp base for some highlight. I think the end result is fantastic! But most important, we added one less thing to our local landfill. Aloha!

     

Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice Winner, Again!

Excited to announce that for the third year in a row we have won the Reader's Choice Award for Best Bed & Breakfast. Congratulations to all the winners in this year's list. On the stands now, go grab your copy! 


Year after year we are honored to receive the publics acknowledgement of our great staff and wonderful B&B. We pour our hearts into this place are are just thrilled (even after 15 years) when others say "well done!" Mahalo to everyone, most especially our staff, without whom, we could not exceed our guests expectations. 

 

  

  

   

  

  

Orchid Greenhouse Tour Now Offered

Akatuka Orchid Gardens has always been a favorite place to send guests looking to purchase Orchid plants to take home. Their retail facilities are beautiful. We are thrilled to share their recent announcement that Akatsuka's will now be offering green house tours. The greenhouse tour will be a guided, behind-the-scenes tours of their orchid greenhouses. Their greenhouses hold orchid plants in various stages of development. Your tour will be guided by one of their expert orchid growers who will show you around the greenhouses, demonstrate how the orchids are cultivated and bred and you'll even be a participant in a grower's activity. A treat for orchid enthusiasts and novices!

For more information contact: http://www.akatsukaorchid.com

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Nona Beamer: A Legacy of Aloha

"Nona Beamer: A Legacy of Aloha" is a portrait in film painted with the words of some of the people profoundly affected by this remarkable Hawaiian woman. She was a musician, hula dancer, composer and teacher, at a time when Hawaiian culture was still being suppressed in. She was a major force behind the Cultural Renaissance of the 1970s that helped restore dignity and pride to Hawaiian children. Join filmmaker Linda Kane for a special screening of this remarkable film.

Nona Beamer has a special place in my heart, she was my teacher, my adviser, my confidant, and my friend. I am honored to have participated in the making of this film and urge everyone, if you knew Auntie Nona or not, to go see this film. You will leave the theater feeling as if you did know her and filled with a deeper understanding of Hawaii's past and a true sense of Aloha. Something she very much would have liked.

 

The Palms Cliff House Inn on the Big Island of Hawaii

Posted by on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - The Roamimg Boomers The Palms Cliff House Inn is perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean, on the tropical east side of the Big Island of Hawaii, just north of Hilo.

When we were considering our lodging options, on the Big Island of Hawaii, we set out to experience a variety of alternatives.

We have learned from past experience that a well run Bed & Breakfast can create a whole different perspective, and perhaps help you better saturate yourself in the local atmosphere.

We found The Palms Cliff House Inn to be in a stunning location, absolute tranquility, and clearly owned by Innkeepers who have paid attention to all the little details.

From the moment you drive down the palm tree lined drive, and turn the corner to gaze upon what appears to be a mansion tucked away on this majestic cliff, your spirit will long to sit on your own private lanai and melt away into the beauty that surrounds you.

For our stay, we chose the Orchid Suite which was beautifully appointed, provided a large two-person Jacuzzi which overlooked Pohakumanu Bay, and was clearly designed with romance, tranquility, and privacy in mind.

Sitting on our private lanai we listened to song birds we have never heard, the crashing of the waves below, watched a mother whale with her calf play in the bay, and could simply feel all our cares begin to wash away.

Another very pleasant surprise was our breakfast served on a large lanai serving up another perspective of the Pohakumanu Bay below.  But that wasn’t all, the food was incredible!  For breakfast The Palms Cliff House Inn serves up things like Apple Banana Pancakes, Taro Bread French Toast, and Mango Dutch Bake.  We also enjoyed freshly baked muffins, fresh fruit, and of course great Kona Coffee.  By the second morning, I was prancing around the room waiting for 7:30 to arrive so we could experience another wonderful breakfast.

If you plan to spend some time on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii, we can highly recommend John and Michele Gamble’s Palms Cliff House Inn.

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