Smoking hot views at Volcano HouseHawaii Island, USA
Waking up to a golden sunrise at a beachside hotel? How pedestrian. At this Hawaiian address you might spy an amber glow on the horizon at any hour; only it’s not the sun’s rays in the distance. You, my friend, are watching lava spew from one of earth’s most active volcanoes. Situated on the rim of Ki-lauea Caldera, Volcano House is the only hotel in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The property first opened in 1846 as a simple, one-room shelter, but it’s since undergone a multimillion-dollar refurb and added 32 more substantial rooms. With natural wonders on your doorstep the hoteliers have opted to keep things simple. While there’s free wi-fi and an in-room coffee brewer, forget about TVs – there’s a nature documentary happening right outside your window.
- The smoking hot views amid historic surrounds
- The location is great for a morning run or walk
- Staying at the only hotel located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, perched on the rim of Kilauea’s Halemaumau crater
- The room amenities are basic and there is no TV, but the views and service make up for it
- Coffee maker
- Bicycle hire
Rooms from about US$130 a night.