Its name means “hill of stars,” which accurately describes this 14,000-acre retreat on a cloudless night. You’ll stay in one of three 1930s-era cottages, thoughtfully decorated with Hawaiian and Balinese furnishings. Sitting well above the ocean, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom Grove Cottage is in a field closer to the ranch operations, while the two-bedroom, two-bathroom Sunrise Cottage has a more secluded feel and a panoramic view. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom Sugar Mill Cottage, named for the nearby remains of a mill, hides just above Kumimi Beach ★★. Only ranch guests have access to its numerous hiking trails, which pass ocean bluffs, an ancient grove, and a nursery for nene. Note: Groups (a minimum of 14 people) can also book the handsome 11-room lodge, which comes with a private pool, yoga deck, and fireplace as well as three meals a day featuring the ranch’s organic meat and produce ($185 per person, 4-night minimum).
Puu O Hoku Ranch
Kamehameha V Hwy (Hwy. 450)
Our Rating Neighborhood East End Phone 808/558-8109 Prices $200–$300 double, 7th night free. Extra person $30. $100–$150 refundable cleaning fee (charged at check-in) Amenities Store (9am–5pm Mon–Fri); Wi-Fi (free at select hotspots) Units 3 cottages Web site Puu O Hoku Ranch Other 2-night minimum
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