At nearly 4,000 feet, Volcano Village is much cooler and rainier than the coastal areas, so pack warmly.
Summer day temperatures average 75 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures hover around 65 degrees. Of
course, with all the rain, over 150 inches per year, the temperatures can drop, and often does, considerably lower at
times. Most people here treasure their fireplaces. Fog and mist roll in most afternoons and evenings; these are
quintessential Volcano scenarios. Volcano Village is kind of like a cross between an alpine village and Scotland.
An abundance of flowers, ferns, and rare birds make this paradise.
Like hydrangeas? This is hydrangea heaven during spring and summer. Never will you have seen such huge
This is also probably the safest village in the world; you can walk the unlit streets and lanes at night without a care.
Don’t even worry about Kilauea erupting; since we’re upslope of the crater, we’re safer than most other areas of the
Island. Five hundred years ago, this area was covered with extensive lava flows, but since then, the summit has
reshaped itself and flows occur on the southern flank of the Volcano, away from the Village.
Sound confident, don’t I?
|Volcano Village Hawaii!
|Ah! Lovely, storybook pretty Volcano Village! An old hamlet of winding, wooded lanes and
beguiling cottages right outside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, just two miles as the crow flies
from the steaming caldera of Kilauea Volcano and in the heart of the Kilauea rainforest, replete with
its rare songbirds and exotic plants. Famous for its internationally known artists and craftspeople! A
perfect place to live! At least, that’s what all of us who live here think!
And if you can't live here, the next best thing is a visit!
The Insider's Guide to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,
The Best Things to See and Do at Kilauea Volcano,
including Volcano Village
by local guide, writer, and artist Uldra Johnson.
A must have if you are planning to visit Volcano Village
and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park!
|You may order The Insider's Guide
as an easy digital download
directly from Amazon.com for only $4.99
or in paper back at $8.99.
Just click the links to take you there.
And to whet your appetite,
enjoy perusing the photos below of the Volcano
and Kilauea area.
A hui hou!
(Until we meet again!)
Volcano Village Hawaii
|For more information, or if you offer a
great service we have overlooked,
|Here you will find the most complete information on the web concerning your visit to Hawaii
Volcanoes National Park and nearby Volcano Village, only a half mile from the Park. All the
things to see and do, where to stay, who to meet, where and what to eat, where to shop, real
estate, people to meet and other services--it's all right here!
Nowhere else on Earth is there a place like Kilauea! Here is the fiery pit of Kilauea, the most
active volcano on the planet, home to goddess Pele, with her congealed lava wastelands,
roiling lava lake, eerie frozen lava tubes, fire and smoke--all set within the emerald jewel
rainforest of dreamy woodlands, lush tropical jungle and exotic birds and flowers.
An incredible juxtaposition of extremes!
|Hawaii Volcanoes National
|Volcano Village Information
|The Insider's Guide to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The Best Things to See and Do at Kilauea Volcano
Including Volcano Village
Find all the info you need about our
beloved Park, including fees, climate,
maps, attractions, flora, fauna, camping,
hiking, and guides and guidebook,
including the most recent
Kilauea Volcano update.
|Here you will find everything you need
to know about Volcano Village.
Lodging, eateries, shopping, real estate,
things to do, places to go,
people to meet and services offered.
|Volcano Village! A magical, delicate, jewel nestled in the heart of one of the most pristine rainforests on Earth,
yet, unbelievably, less than three miles from the stark, lava encrusted center of the most active volcano on
Regarded as the most sacred site in Hawaii by the ancient Hawaiians, the Kilauea area can now be said to be one
of the most sacred sites on our planet. No wonder! It is habitat for one of the largest numbers of rare song
birds and other endangered, exotic flora and fauna which exist no where else.
Only in Volcano can you experience in one day the evolutionary splendor of the forces of Nature, the dual
elements of destruction and creation.
Famed for its entrancing natural beauty and high energetic pulse, Volcano Village has attracted many of the
finest artists and craftspeople from all over the world. The Village may seem to be a sleepy little place, but
behind the scenes, things may be bustling. Some of the best artists in Hawaii live here, and they are always
getting reading for exciting new shows. Painters, sculptors, fabric artists, quilt makers, jewelers, woodworkers,
paper makers …you name the art, we have an expert. Many will welcome you to see their beautiful work in
their home studios, or, you can see the work of more than 300 artists who are inspired by this magical place in
the renowned Volcano Art Center Gallery in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Volcano Village is unusual too in the number of cottage industries which thrive here. You can buy the most
delicious candy, jelly, breads, wine and other goodies directly from their makers. You can also buy unique
sundry items such as soaps, orchids and other exotic flowers, koa treasures, home-made quilts, and books
written by Volcano authors.
Volcano Village is also home to many of the world's greatest scientists--vulcanologists, ecologists, botanists, etc.
Tucked away in cozy cabins in the forests, naturalists and writers do their thing in their much needed solitude
retreats. And the rest of the remainder of this population of only 2231 people are innkeepers, serving the more
than 2.5 million visitors who come to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park each year.
The presence of these thousands of visitors makes Volcano Village a unique blend of the quaint and
cosmopolitan. Besides our welcomed tourists, world-class musicians, dancers, Hawaiian elders and storytellers as
well as many other notables contribute to the very rich cultural experience that Volcano has to offer.
One thing is for sure, everyone who lives here loves Volcano Village and appreciates and protects this very
special and sacred environment. For you folks who would like to share in the flavor of the Village, if for a day
or longer, you will find here wonderful tidbits of information to make your visit forever memorable. Here you
will find everything you need to know to make your visit to Volcano Village the memory of a lifetime!
|And here's more about delightful Volcano Village!
The New Insider's Guide to the Best Beaches
of the Big Island Hawaii:
Newly Revised with Maps and Complete Directions!
|Planning to beach it while you're on the Big Island?
You'll want this great guide too!
|Here you'll find the top 22 beaches on the Big Island, ranked
by a beach lover, a beach connoisseur, who knows well the
beaches of this magical isle. From a secluded beach at the
bottom of the world's most active volcano, accessed only by
hiking a desolate frozen lava trail, to a white sand crescent
moon beach with a 5-star hotel, designated one of the five
most beautiful beaches in the world, you'll find the beach of
your dreams here.