Back open for business as of July 3, 2018!
Newly renovated, Bananarama Cottage features an ocean view, large, screened-in lanai with dining table and loveseat, King bed, Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, and a large, outdoor shower. Its design is inspired by its location on a boutique banana farm featuring 100 different varieties of bananas–great for Foodies. Perfect for 1-2 adults. Enjoy the entire house all to yourself. Cottage and property are not shared with other units. Close to current lava flow! View the lava plumes and at night the eruptions makes the sky glow red in the northeast. As of July, 2018, lava can only be seen by taking a helicopter or lava boat tour out of Hilo. Book well ahead of time to guarantee a seat!
Set in a small neighborhood 1/3 mile (5 minute walk) from the gorgeous ocean-front park and cliffs, and 1 mile from Kehena black sand beach.
Bananarama is located off the Red Road Scenic Byway in the Puna District, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Twenty minutes from Pahoa. Forty-five minutes from Hilo.
2018 Lava Update: The eruption that started in May has been destructive to some major sites in lower Puna (the district Bananarama is in). However, the closest lava flow was several miles away and recent flow is 7-10 miles away and the cottage is not downslope of the current eruption. While we were not allowed to operate the cottage in most of May and June, all customers received 100% refunds. We will continue to allow cancellations without penalty if eruption conditions change and make the area unsafe in any way. For now, even air quality at Bananarama is far better than Pahoa, Hilo, Kona, and most of Hawaii, as the wind blows eruption emissions away from our area. The upside of the eruption is that now the area is even more quiet and exclusive! The formerly crowded black sand beach is often empty, even on weekends. Kapoho tidepools, champagne ponds, Ahalanui warm ponds, Lava Trees & MacKenzie State Parks all remain closed, inaccessible, or covered by lava. Other rentals mentioning those areas have not been updated. Kehena beach remains the highlight of the area, along with Uncle Robert’s Wednesday night market.