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Hilo info needed from BI experts


TUG Review Crew
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Jun 9, 2005
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Huntington Beach CA
I will be staying with many family members, in Kona next March for my wedding. This will be my 3rd time to the BI, and I have narrowed down my schedule for Kona/Kohala Coast, for the first week. I have been to the Black Sand Beach, South Point, Volcano, Waimea, Kona and Kohala previously.

I was kicking around the idea of staying 3 additional nights to explore the Hilo area for a mini honeymoon. ;) I would rent a Jeep and a low budget place to sleep. What do previous Hilo goers think? Worth seeing? Any must see's?
Any ideas for a studio or place to stay. Kinda non-social so B&B is not desired.
Thanks for any ideas,


Jun 6, 2005
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WKORV, WKV, 2-SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim)
For lots of info. in the old posts, use the "Search this Forum" button and search for "Big Island."

If you have a military connection, consider reserving a cottage at the Military R&R camp right in the Volcano Park - Kilauea Military Camp. It won't break the bank and it's fun to stay in the park. There is a restaurant, buffet, store, bar, and other activities right there and it's right across the road from the crater and maybe a mile from the hotel.

BTW - you don't need a jeep and it can easily cost you twice as much as a standard car.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.