Our next two stops on the Ricky’s Tour were commercial enterprises, but no less entertaining than what we’d seen so far. I’ll briefly discuss the second commercial stop in the next article in the series, which will also include a visit to one of the Big Island’s famous black sand beaches. For now, let’s take a look at the floral delights of the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens.
The Akatsuka Orchid Gardens are located a short distance outside the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, to the northeast on Volcano Road/State Road 11. They have an interesting gift shop, and an absolutely stunning array of orchids for you to capture with your camera. Here’s what I mean: