Tropical Mountain Escapes

Did you know that Hawaii is home to 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones? If you are a one for tropical lush, chirping birds and an occasional rainy rainbow afternoon, the mountains are for you! Enjoy the warm air and cool breezes, perfect for a morning or afternoon hike, waterfall adventure, or finding the perfect picnic zone to watch the sunset.

You are nearby to the Waihou Spring Forest Reserve, this is one of the only perennial springs on the west slope of Kaleakala. The forest reserve borders a century-old tree plantation. Along this hiking trail you'll find irrigation tunnels carved into lava rock wall, see plenty of tree species, and the natural habitat.

The high elevation, cloud coverage and tropical environment make this place rick for harvesting the unique Kona coffee bean. While you're explore the tropical mountain landscape, take a tour of one of the many coffee farms in the Kona area. Holualoa is a great destination for this, tucked in the upland farms between Kailua-Kona and Keauhou. you'll be amazed by this gorgeous tropical mountain escape in the heart of Hawaii.