On the Eastern side of the Island of Hawaii, there is a crescent-shaped bay along the shore of which the old town of Hilo lies. Moulded by nature in the form of tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, Hilo is a world away from the crowds of Honolulu.
Hilo, the home of the Merry Monarch Hula Festival, the statewide ancient and modern Hula competition, feels like a step back in time. Back to when the lives of the native Hawaiians were controlled by the forces of nature, and turned to interpreting the unexplainable by creating myths and legends. Many of these stories, told for hundreds of years center on the physical landmarks that can still be found in the Hilo area.
Five minutes from Hilo, against such a backdrop you'll find Maureen's Bed and Breakfast. Your hostess, Maureen has lived on the Island for many years. At Maureens you will experience a very warm Aloha, sage advice and good food over the breakfast table.
Beaches, beaches, beaches! Maureen's Bed and Breakfast is just a short walk from Hilo's finest beaches. Swim, snorkel or sun, then freshen up for an evening at one of Hilo's restaurants, just minutes away by car or taxi.
The Big Island offers much more! Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with the world's most active volcano, Kilauea, is a 45 minute drive away. The park features beautiful tropical fern forests, barren desert and flowing lava. It's a "don't miss" for any trip to the Big Island! Click here for the latest Volcanic Eruption Update!
Take a 4-wheeler down into Waipio Valley, or drive to the summit of Mauna Kea. If orchids are your pleasure, tour many of the areas tropical nurseries. Like to see them in the wild? Hike almost any forest or visit any waterfall.
For a unique morning's outing, take a three minute drive to the Suisan fish auction, where fish do fly!
The Big Island provides wild adventure, little seen secrets of nature and serene tropical dalliances. You choose YOUR fun on the Big Island of Hawaii!!
Maureen's Bed and Breakfast
1896 Kalaniana'ole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Telephone: (808) 935-9018