Author: Marie Abrams
Date of Trip: October 2006
We went to stay at a wonderful bed and breakfast called Macadamia Meadows on the Big Island of Hawaii south of the erupting volcano and black and green sand beaches, near the southern most point of the USA with our kids. We had a wonderful time there and saw the most fantastic things on day trips near there.
The owners lived there with their family whom we even took to dinner one night to a local nearby frequent popular spot with the locals called Shaqua (spelling?) hut , the name of a Hawaiian. The husband and wife of the bed and breakfast which is on several acres of a macadamian nut orchard,pick the nuts and cook the most delicious fresh cooked breakfasts daily and serve the guests and provided us with the most interesting local stories,history and ideas for activities to enrich our stay.They allowed us to pick the macadamian nuts and cracked them for us and gave us a tour of their orchard.
We went to the local fruit stand and Southern Most Point of the US bakery, and found the owner buying the next day’s breakfast including fresh pineapple,mango and papaya. We saw the eruptions from the active volcano, which was the name and the theme decor in our room. One of their daughters, studied volcanology at the University of Hawaii and had real life photos of her, her professor and the lava from the volcano and the scenery from the Volcanoes National Park, in our room. Our kids had the surf and beach motif room.
We saw the most beautiful waterfalls,swam with the turtles and snorkeled and sunbathed with them too in the natural hot springs and tidepools near this bed and breakfast.We have wonderful photos and memories including a family portrait at one of the most breathtaking waterfalls ever seen now hanging in a 26×30 frame in our home!
We also have unique photos from the Point Of Refuge ancient Tiki idol gods and our family amongst the ancients. The Japanese gardens and zoo was most inspiring. Most of all, the bed and breakfast and family that ran it, enhanced our whole trip. We became friends and converse on the phone and email now.