By now, you’re probably aware that Bay View Farm is a well-known coffee plantation known for producing Lava Lei Coffee and located just south of Kona on the Big Island. You’re also probably aware that it’s situated on a gentle slope that offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and is one of a handful of working coffee plantations that grow and produce world-renowned Kona coffee. If you didn’t know, now you do.
Anyway, now that you’re up to speed, it’s time to talk about what else is here at the farm as well as other nearby attractions. The plantation has a gift shop and offers tours (conducted daily) that explore the plantation and detail its history. Oh, and there’s also the “Big House,” a gorgeous estate on the property that’s sometimes available for rent!
Aside from the plantation, its gift shop, the tours, and the Big House, what are some of the other places visitors can enjoy when they come to Bay View Farm?
The Painted Church
St. Benedict Catholic Church is a colorful and inspiring historical site of reverence overlooking the crystal clear waters of Kealakekua Bay. Known as the jewel of South Kona, it’s still an active and vibrant parish that features hand-painted murals within its walls.
Picturesque and serene, the scenic drive to some of the most exclusive snorkeling on the Big Island is breathtaking. Other popular activities here include hiking around the bay and kayaking its pristine waters.
Visitors are invited to rest, relax, and create their own memories in a beautiful garden setting. This sanctuary of peace features seven acres of tropical botanical paradise just minutes from Bay View Farm.
City of Refuge
Pu’uhonua O Honaunau is a National Park rich in history. This ancient city was a center where prisoners of war and other social outcasts were granted asylum. The park features sacred burial grounds and offers self-guided tours of reconstructed villages.