Physical setting- House location is convenient, easily driven to and located at an altitude of 1,000 feet up from the coast which allows for cooler temps and a lovely breeze; apartments are comfortable, well appointed with high quality bed and bath linens, kitchens well stocked and there is a lovely pool. The garden is like a walk through a botanical garden; lush, meticulously well kept, abundant with fruit which the hosts readily share.
Hosts- Ursula and Roland are gracious, generous and exemplify Swiss hospitality. In addition to the memorable evenings we spent sitting with them on their lanai, we were treated to the sounds of their exquisite music making almost nightly; Roland on the oboe and Ursula on the harpsichord. They are accomplished musicians, among many other talents.
Though our trip to Hawaii was a working trip, returning to Heliconia each afternoon was simply ideal.