Hawaii Travel: Hilo Side (East)

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Great big island travel tips!

Hilo Airport
We have found that Virgin America provides flights from the west coast of the US to Hawaii for very good prices.Check it out. We have also heard that if you sign up for a Hawai'ian Airlines master card, you get 30,000 free miles if you spend $1000 in the first 90 days. That is a free trip from the continental US. This of course varies year to year--please research your trip carefully. 

Car Rental: Autoslash
We've found this site to be extremely helpful for getting the best rental rate.

Hilo Urgent Care
Should you need medical care, info below.

Website: hilourgentcare.com
Phone:    808-969-3051
Location:  670 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720 map

Directions to Leo Nani Farms

Here is information about getting to Leo Nani Farms, Rhiannon's retreat on the east side of Hawai'i, 20 minutes from Hilo.

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directions from Hilo

Leo Nani Farms
29-451b Chin Chuck Road
Hakalau / Pepeekeo, HI  96783
Farm landline: 808-963-5185 

Coming from Waimea or from Hilo on Mamalahoa Highway, Hwy 19:
Between mile marker 15 (from Hilo) and 16 (from Waimea), 
Look for highway sign; Wailea/Hakalau and the pedestrian overpass walkway.
Turn up mauka, (toward the mountain) and you will be on Chin Chuck Rd.
Go up 1 1/2 miles.  Pass the K-9 training sign on left. 1/4 mile past that you will see Kanna Rd., a paved rd to the left,  with house on the corner with hedge. Also street light and fire hydrant on the corner. 
Turn left there and we are the second house from the corner on right. Very close to the corner.
There is a closed gate. Park outside on the grass and come on in.

What to Bring

Climate and Clothing
Temperatures year round are in the 80s in the winter months and 90s in the summer months.Our average rainfall is about 30 inches. Recommended clothing is beach wear, casual clothing, comfortable for singing and moving.

  • Please bring tie shoes and socks
  • Light weight long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • insect repellent and sun block
  • Beach towel
  • One warmer layer of clothing, i.e. sweatshirt
  • Light rain gear or umbrella, for the volcanoes
  • Recommended: sun hats, sun block, sunglasses, beach wrap, bathing suits, slippers and sandals that are easy to remove
  • Headlamp or flashlight

Lodging

For Rhiannon's Hawaii retreats - All The Way In, It's All Music,and Mele A Hakuwale, singers will stay in beautiful rental homes near Rhannon's farm (Mahana House) or in Hilo near or on the water.

Groceries

Here are some groceries Rhiannon recommends in Hilo for your breakfast and dinner needs.  Daily lunch and 2 dinners are included in your retreat package.

KTA
Regular market) right near Farmer’s Market
Abundant Life
Natural foods store on Bay Front street just down from Farmers Market
Island Naturals
Natural foods store on Kilauea in small shopping mall about 12 blocks from Farmers Market

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