Heaven on a Hilltop

By Abby Jeffords

Close your eyes. What’s the first place that comes to mind when you think of coconuts, palm trees, warm sand, surf boards, glittering ocean water, and the smell of Coppertone? How about crashing waves, active volcanoes, flip flops, golden sunsets, emerald mountains, and eternal summer? If you’re thinking the Big Island, Hawaii, then you’re on the money!

The largest of the Hawaiian Islands by far, the Big Island has got it all. Surfing, hiking, snorkeling, parasailing, fishing, horseback riding, swimming, whale watching, rafting, zip lining—the list goes on. Sun-seekers flock to the beaches, and adventurers run for the rainforested hills, all clambering to delight in the many wonders the Big Island has to offer.

What's the secret to getting the maximum bliss out of your Hawaiian journey? We say it's knowing where to stay. Secluded and quiet, surrounded by nature, and just minutes from the beach, these yurts are an ideal destination from which to discover the largest of the Hawaiian Islands.

No stuffy rooms in over-crowded hi-rise hotels, no groups of tourists milling about, no tacky gift shops—just fresh air, spectacular views, and all the comforts of home.

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Both of the clean and cozy yurts at this glamping property have comfy beds with luxurious mattresses, a private bathroom, a dining area, a mini-kitchen, and an iPod dock. Outside, you’ll find a shared deck and barbecue, where you can chill out under the stars.

This is an utterly unique and seriously awesome way to go on vacation in Hawaii.