A Typical Morning

Imagine that you wake up in the morning to the songs of tropical birds. The sunrise is filtering through the palms, jacaranda, and orchid trees, creating shadow patterns on the walls of your bedroom. The soft, gentle rain that fell through part of the night created a soothing cadence on the metal roof of your lovely quarters. You have slept well.

Sliding open the large glass door, you step out from your bedroom onto the lanai, take a deep breath of pure ocean air, do a few stretches and gaze out over the deep blues of the Pacific Ocean. The trade winds are light. It is a sparkling clear day. Across the channel, 40 miles away, Maui is shrouded in a slight mist.

Donning a sarong, you walk down the lanai steps into the orchard to collect your fruit salad.

A couple of ripe papayas, a lilikoi, a passion fruit or two, and a starfruit tumble into your harvest basket. A handful of tasty apple bananas await you on the kitchen counter. A huge, round butter avocado and a couple of Tahitian limes complete your breakfast.

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What to do after breakfast? Should you pack a picnic lunch and hike 40 minutes through the miles of natural preserve lands bordering the estate to the spectacular coastal views from the cliffs overlooking the ocean? Perhaps a beach trip to the legendary Waipio Valley, just four miles away? Or a 5-minute trip into town to browse the galleries and have a cup of tea. There are so many things to see and do on the Island, like visiting the volcano, driving up to the Mauna Kea observatories, exploring the lush drive to Hilo. Maybe you’ll just lie in the hammock for a while and think about it. Or lounge in the spa. After all, it’s a gorgeous day and you are here to relax and rejuvenate.

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