Located in Hilo, Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is near the bay and minutes from Naniloa Country Club and Liliuokalani Park and Gardens. This spa hotel is within close proximity of Port of Hilo and Panaewa Rainforest Zoo.
Make yourself at home in one of the 286 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private lanais where you can take in ocean and garden views. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include concierge services, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), business services, and currency exchange. Free parking is available onsite.
On the northernmost tip of Hawaii's Big Island, North Kohala boasts black sand beaches, dormant volcanoes, waterfalls, and cloud forests—tropical forests with an ever-present fog. A scenic drive southeast of the hotel takes visitors through Pololu Valley, where they can watch waves crash from atop strikingly green bluffs. Zipline tours and horseback rides are also offered nearby. After exploring North Kohala's landscape, nearby Keokea Beach and Mahukona Beach Park make for peaceful spots to gather seashells, head off on scuba trips, or recruit an army of hermit crabs. Although North Kohala possesses the exotic allure Hawaii is known for, its small towns are a welcome respite from crowded tourist hot spots. In the tiny town of Kapaau, you can observe 19th-century architecture and the gilded Kamehameha I statue, built in the late 1800s to honor Hawaii's first and most beloved king (who was born in Kohala). Nearby, in the former sugar town of Hawi, handmade jewelry stores, coffee shops, and art galleries have moved into the old plantation buildings.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Hawaii’s lush beauty is too abundant to be experienced solely on foot, which is why Botanical World offers up-close-and-personal views of the Big Island's meticulously kept botanical gardens with services including ziplines and Segway tours. Segway riders speed past swaths of exotic plants, trees, and scenic waterfalls as they explore the garden's meandering pathways during self-guided or guide-guided tours. Elevated zipline trips, meanwhile, send guests soaring over the Hanapueo Streams falls, showing off trees’ receding hairlines as well as stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the nearby Mauna Kea volcano.
Elsewhere in the garden, guests can explore the arboretum, which houses a sampling of Hawaii's vast array of trees, whereas the paved quarter-mile Rainbow Walk contains a cactus garden, perennial plants, and a wall of orchids. Adventurous young ones can attempt to navigate the world's second-largest permanently-planted maze, covering a space as large as a football field.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Zip Isle Zip Line and Segway Adventures
Pro Tip: Make sure to get your photo package. Our guides are expert at taking photos that capture your tour
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What inspired you or the owner (if that’s not you) to start or run this business?
The beauty and wonderous nature of being surrounded by Hawaiian culture, flora, fauna and wonderful people inspires us daily to share this mystical place with our guests.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Knowing that I get to introduce the local culture to our guests and share it in a way that few ever experience in their lifetime.
What makes your business stand out?
The experience of [zip-lining] in, under and through the rain forest canopy, and gliding on Segways through real Hawaiiana tasting fruits and spices [to learn] about the wonders of the gardens and her history is an experience never to forget.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
There is a feeling that comes over our guests. One that interweaves peace and harmony with nature with the excitement and fun that comes from the adventures we offer. It is an amazing combination.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Tears of joy from a woman that celebrated her 90th birthday by flying through the rainforest on the zip line. I am sure she will have a smile on her face on her last day from that memory.
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