Perfectly located to explore the Big Island
My husband and I were lucky enough to spend a long weekend on the Big Island. It was our first time there, so we didn't really know what to expect, nor where to stay. Kona and Hilo seemed like the most popular spots. But, when we read the reviews of the BIR, we took a chance. I'm so glad we did! Chad, our host, was very communicative and friendly. He made sure we had everything we needed. The room was clean and comfortable. The best part--the property is located right across the street from a fabulous snorkeling beach! There was free snorkeling gear for us to use at the BIR and we went to our local beach every morning, sometimes twice a day. We also discovered Two Step beach, which was worth the drive. BIR is about 15 minutes south of Kona, which is a very nice resort tow; but we were happy to be a little further down the road. We also spent a day driving the Saddle Road and visiting Hilo, which we enjoyed. If we return to the Big Island, we will definitely stay at the Big Island Retreat again.