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. Best views of recent 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) but ceased in early August. Several new black sand beaches were created and some are accessible by hiking in from MacKenzie Park, 10 minutes away. The closest recent lava flow was several miles away and the cottage is not downslope of the 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. 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! Kapoho tidepools, champagne ponds, and Ahalanui warm ponds were destroyed. Pohoiki beach park & Lava Trees State Park remain closed or inaccessible. Kehena beach remains the highlight of the area, along with Uncle Robert’s Wednesday night market.