Cedar House is the ideal Bed & Breakfast
to make as your home base to experience the Big Islands diversity in activities, climates, culture and history. The one thing we hear over and over from our guests is “we needed more time on the Big Island”. Just read below and you will see why.
From Cedar House you are just 20 minutes to world-class snorkeling
with the spinner dolphins at Kealakakua Bay and Two Steps. You can hike
to Captain Cooks Monument erected in 1874 by British sailors and then visit the historic site of Pu’uhonoau O Honaunau National Historic Park, better known as “The City of Refuge”, where you will get a real feel for what it was like in the restored 16th century village. It is a stunning place to have a picnic while watching the sunset.
25 minutes north is the quaint tourist town of Kailua-Kona where restaurants, shops and more historic sites abound. Visit the Hulihe’e Palace, vacation home of royalty and the Mokuaikaua Church built in the 1820’s. More snorkeling at Kahalu’u Beach Park is just down Alli Drive, a beautiful 2 mile stretch along the coast.
Now it’s time to see the active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We are just one hour and forty minutes to the gate entrance. Driving south you will pass South Point, the southern most tip in the USA and then you can make a stop at Punalu’u, an awesome black sand beach, where sea turtles bask in the sun.
A day to relax…
head north to the Kohala Coast for white sandy beaches, perfect for body surfing, boogey boarding
and enjoying our sunny weather. Don’t miss Hapuna Beach, half a mile long of fine golden white sand and voted one of the “10 best beaches in the world!” Maybe a body massage or spa treatment
is just what you need; which are offered at any resort along the Kohala Coast. Then treat yourself to a view of the Big Island that can only be seen by helicopter
. This is one of those “once in a lifetime” experiences.
Interested in waterfalls, beautiful hiking trails, farmers markets, botanical gardens? Just drive to the other side for Akaka Falls, Waipi’o Valley and Hilo, the wettest city in the USA. Be sure to stop and explore Waimea; home to the largest privately owned cattle ranch in the USA, Parker Ranch, Horseback riding
there is amazing.
Save time to visit the Mauna Kea Observatory, home to the world’s finest and most coveted telescopes. It’s COLD at 9200’ elevation, so remember to dress in layers. Arrive at sunset and then enjoy the stargazing.
Fishing – the Kona cost
is famous for big game fishing of marlin, ahi, ono and spearfish. Golfing
- golf till you drop, courses framing the ocean, in the mountains, even near the main crater of one of the most active volcanoes on earth. Biking, ballooning, ATV riding, parasailing, scuba diving
(don’t miss the manta ray night dive) and windsurfing
! We already mentioned snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking
but don't forgot sailing, tennis, outrigger canoeing, snow skiing
(yes, we said snow skiing) jet skiing, snuba, submarine dives, surfing
and whale watching
. Oh, and don’t pass up the experience of a Luau
with authentic Hawaiian food and entertainment.
There is more to experience but we saved the best for last – Kona Coffee tours
. Kona Coffee is widely considered the best coffee in the world. At Cedar House you will experience “living” on a coffee farm and enjoy our 100% Private Estate Kona Coffee each morning. We will gladly give you a tour of our farm, explaining the process from “cherry to cup” and with over 600 specialty coffee farms you can easily spend days tasting and learning.
The Big Island has it all, you can be active or relaxed, it’s up to you but we promise you two things:
Let us help you discover Hawaii, the real Hawaii, from Cedar House Bed & Breakfast and Coffee Farm.
1. You won’t be disappointed.
2. You won’t have enough time.