Hotel stays allow guests to experience the bliss of quiet bedrooms, communal Jacuzzis, and all-you-can-eat moisturizing soap. Introduce yourself to a new lifestyle with today's Groupon: for $395, you get a four-night stay and a choice of tour for two (up to a $790 value) at Castle in Hawaii in Pahoa, Hawaii.
The modern citadel-like Castle in Hawaii shelters travelers worn out from a day’s exploration with comfortable ocean-view suites and close proximity to one of Hawaii’s famous black-sand beaches. A swimming-pool moat complete with functioning drawbridge safeguards the hotel against plundering stingrays, and a host of amenities, such as a hot tub and private sundeck, while away sun-drenched hours in between excursions to local sites including nearby forest preserves and village shops within walking distance of the hotel. The solar-paneled roof supplies an energy-efficient plateau above the flanking tower used for spotting conspiring humpback whales.
With a choice of two tours, both lasting four hours with customizable destinations, adventure seekers can explore the local town of Hilo or rub elbows with nature across multiple scenic parks. Guests on the Explore Hilo tour can peruse the wares of more than 200 local farmers, vendors, and crafters at the Hilo farmers' market, or avoid making eye contact with the more than 80 animal species at Panaewa Rainforest Botanical Zoo and Gardens. From there, sightseers choose between visits to Big Island Candies or Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm to sample and learn about delicious macadamia-nut dainties. Finish the day with a meal in Hilo (not included with this Groupon) at one of five local restaurants.
The Explore Puna tour showcases the aquatic awe of Warm Pond, Champagne Pond, or Green Lake, where bathing suits double as transportation vessels for vacationing water molecules. After swimming and snorkeling through crystalline water, trekkers ambulate past centuries-old lava flows, tall ironwood trees, or ocean-abutting shoreline trails with visits to either Lava Tree Park, MacKenzie Park, or Isaac Hale Park. Rumbling stomachs can reenergize at Uncle Robert's & the Village Café in the fishing village of Kalapana (meal not included with this Groupon).