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Lani Kai Gardens

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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States · Member since July 2012
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My name is Mandi, and I am a part of the team that lives and works here at Lani Kai Farm and Gardens. Together with my husband, Chad, and my parents, Randy and Ruth. we started Lani Kai Gardens in an effort to simplify our lives, combining our talents and time to living closer to the land and enjoying and caring for this amazing piece of paradise.

When we found this property in 2010 we could see its beauty and potential but it needed help. The farm had not been worked in many years and the cottages had not been updated in some time. We have since cleaned up the orchards, returned the farm to a good working order and begun working toward adding to and diversifying our crop selection. We have also thoroughly renovated and updated three cottages which we now rent as vacation rentals.

Through all of our renovations both in the cottages and on the farm we have focused on using renewable, sustainable materials whenever possible. In 2012 we were fortunate to be able to add a very large solar installation that has enabled us to generate more than 70% of the electricity we use and are working on plans to supplement with small scale solar hot water projects.

Our location offers us and our guests a more authentic stay on a beautiful island rich with history and culture. We offer a lush tropical setting that is quiet and peaceful, encouraging a deeper connection to your surroundings and the ability to truly connect with the land. Our property overlooks Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Site and Kealakekua Bay--close to "Two-Step" and the Captain Cook Monument and the best snorkeling on the island. We have two gray sand beaches close by, one with a quiet cove and keiki pond perfect for little ones. We can see the whales in the winter and spring and have spinner dolphins in the bay that come to visit the snorkelers in the early morning hours.
We are also closer to Volcanoes National Park, Black Sand Beach at Punalu'u and Green Sand Beach. some of the "must-see" sites for visitors.
We are always here to help in planning and to answer any questions you may have. We were once travelers here ourselves and are ready to help you make the most of your Hawaiian getaway!