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About Us

Aloha friends, we are the new owners of the Lava Pond Lodge™. My name is Leo, and this is my wife Sarah and we are the Ochoa's. Sarah and I were mainland professionals with a dream to own and operate our own B&B.


Having visited the Big Island and the Lava Pond Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Volcano on our honeymoon we fell in love with Hawai'i and the property. It took us a couple years to sell our lovely home in New England and get all our ducks in a row to take the leap into fulfilling our dreams.

Why change a good thing?

We purchased the Lava Pond Lodge in early January 2021 and we are extremely excited for what this endeavor has instore for us. We are leaving the property for the most part unchanged and only making minor updates here and there. Why change a good thing if it is working, right?


During these uncertain times we are very COVID minded and echo the messaging on the Big Island. We are going to great lengths to keep our 'ohana safe and are Covid Compliant. As our guests you are a part of our ohana (family) and we want you to be comfortable and safe when you visit us.


Our goal:

Is to continue to build onto the great reputation that the Lava Pond Lodge is known and adored for. Warm and friendly hosts, breath taking surrounds and convenient location to nearby sites. We are also looking at becoming closer with community and culture as we establish and grow our ohana on the Big Island.  We support local businesses and will always give back where we can when we can. 

Please plan ahead and take all required steps to getting to Hawai'i so you can enjoy your stay at the Lava Pond Lodge.

Mahalo - Leo & Sarah Ochoa        

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