Exploring VOLCANO VILLAGE is the perfect complement to a visit to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
If you prefer to stay over, check into any of the area bed-and- breakfasts. The grand dame of them all is Kīlauea Lodge. The inn and its cottages are surrounded by lush rainforest; guests may meander its paths or soak in the hot tub. Its famous restaurant is known for stellar cuisine and its Friendship Fireplace. Even if you’re not staying over, don’t miss a meal here.
Whether you stay over or not, there’s a lot to discover in Volcano Village. Trek through Akatsuka Orchid Gardens; it features more than 500 blooming orchids and the world’s fi rst orchid maze. Volcano Art Center is a fi ne arts gallery showcasing the work of area artists that also features cultural programs — visit volcanoartcenter.org. Choose your favorite bottle after taking in a wine tasting at Volcano Winery (volcanowinery.com).
Dining is also abundant in this green getaway. Find casual fi ne dining at Ohelo Café, island-style meals at Lava Rock Café and Eagle’s Lighthouse Café; organic and vegan fare is on the menus at Café Ono and Southeast Asian favorites at Thai Thai Bistro. VOLCANO WINERY 808-967-7772