The Hale Kai Hawaii Bed & Breakfast offers oceanfront accommodations at a spectacular location overlooking the blue Pacific and Hilo Bay. We are above the popular Honolii surfing beach in a quiet, peaceful area just 2 miles from Historic Hilo Town. Watch surfers, dolphins, and seasonal humpback whales while you enjoy a delicious breakfast. Selected by Frommer’s as a “4 Star Bed & Breakfast, One of the Best of Hawaii,” and “One of the Top 100 Bed & Breakfasts in the United States and Canada.” Four comfortable rooms are available, each with ocean view, private bath, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and access to swimming pool, hot tub, and lanai. Breakfasts include Big Island coffee, island fruits, juices, and breads, and special dishes such as coconut macadamia pancakes, feta cheese frittata, Portuguese sausage, mango-apricot scones, and more. A Common Room is available with refrigerator, microwave, books, magazines, and dining and touring information.
Queen bed with sliding door to lanai, private bath, WiFi, and cable TV.
Large room with bamboo-lined walls, king bed, large picture windows, small table and chairs, desk, access to lanai, private bath, WiFi, and cable TV.
Large room with king bed, small table and chairs, desk, sliding door to lanai, picture window, private bath, WiFi, and cable TV.
Bedroom with king bed, living room with small couch, dining table and chairs, kitchenette (microwave, refrigerator, sink, two-burner hot plate, coffee maker, dishes, pots and pans), sliding door to lanai, private bath, WiFi, and cable TV.
5 on September 09, 2012
We love that our room looked right out on the water. Listening to the surf while enjoying a glass of wine on the lanai was just what we needed to relax during our three day stay in Hilo. We stayed in the Bamboo room and just loved it. Very spacious, super clean, decorated with a fun "bamboo theme", with what looked like a new walk-in shower with sort of a natural rock theme. The room opens to a "common room", which has a refrigerator, microwave (I think...), wine glasses and the like. The king bed is very comfortable. You can open vents that face the water and listen to the surf as you fall asleep. Ric served us three excellent breakfasts on the spacious upstairs deck, which has a great view straight out to the ocean, to Hilo bay off the the right, and of the local surf spot which looks to be only a couple of hundred yards away. Ric also shared a lot of great information about what to see and do in the Hilo area--he has excellent local knowledge and has written up a very useful information sheet with some key things to see and do--all of his recommendations were spot-on. In summary: great location; gracious hosts; spacious, clean, comfortable room, great breakfast with a dynamite view--for the price it's hard to imagine how you could do better. Great job Ric and Maria! We'll be back whenever we travel to Hilo. Mike and Nancy
5 on January 31, 2011
This quiet B and B serves a very nice breakfast complete with whalewatching and advice for how to fill your day suited to your tastes. The This was our second stay in just under a year and we plan on returning again someday. Close to the town of Hilo, but off the beaten path it was a tranquil respite from the tourist bustle!
5 on January 01, 2011
After an unpleasant experience at another place forced us to leave a night early, we were lucky enough to get a last-minute booking for the Bamboo Room at Hale Kai for one night. From the minute we pulled into the property, we knew we'd made a good choice- the grounds and house are gorgeous. There are so many different kinds of flowers in the yard, and when you go down the little steps to the rooms, the view of the water is breathtaking (this is also the view from the rooms)! I would highly recommend the Bamboo Room specifically because it is at the far end of the house and your "private" section of patio is truly private (i.e. you won't have anyone walking past it). The house is full of beautiful details as Rick is a photographer & geologist and Maria does amazing stained glass work. Breakfast was more than we could have asked for, with crazy good macadamia pancakes and lots of different fruits. Maria even thoughtfully asked us the night before whether we are vegetarians (we both are), so she could plan breakfast accordingly. I would definitely stay at this place again and recommend it without hesitation.
4.8 on February 14, 2010
The hosts, Rick and Maria made us very welcome. The breakfasts were superb, served on the lanai overlooking the bay, where we could enjoy the magnificent view and watch the whales as we ate. Rick had some very helpful suggestions as we planned our sightseeing trips. The room was beautifully clean and well equipped and we were able to relax and do our own thing. We would love to return to this piece of paradise!
5 on February 06, 2010
The Hale Kai Hawaii has it all! A nice location on a quiet cul-de-sac about three miles from the center of Hilo, directly on the bay, with a great view. The rooms are spacious (especially the Moana room), and well-maintained. Each room has a lanai, the perfect spot for whale-watching. The TV cable is good, and the WiFi is free and fast. The pool is small, but refreshing, and the hot tub is always fired up. But the real high point occurs every morning at breakfast - fresh fruit, various kinds of frittatas (the feta cheese frittata was my personal favorite), coconut and macadamia nut pancakes, several varieties of sausage, home-made muffins, mango apricot scones, etc. Make sure you stay at least several days, so that you get to sample all of the goodies! I spent eleven nights there, and was ready to move in, permanently.
Island, Oceanside, Tropical
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 5 miles
From Hilo Airport - Turn right onto Highway 11, turn left at next light (Highway 19, Kamehameha Avenue), follow Highway 19 through Downtown Hilo. Watch for mile markers on ocean side of highway. Shortly after Mile Marker 4 go over long highway bridge. Immediately after bridge turn right onto Paukaa Drive, then quickly right onto Honolii Place. Hale Kai Hawaii is oceanside at 111 Honolii Place. (See our website for detailed map to Hale Kai Hawaii)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Waterfalls, Waipio Valley,, Mauna Kea Observatories, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Tide pools, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Lyman Museum, Tsunami Museum, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Surfing, Surfing lessons (with advance notice), Snow boarding and downhill skiiing on Mauna Kea, Boogy boarding, Snorkeling, Scuba, Massage, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast
Fax Machine, Library, Telephone , Fridge and Microwave in Common Room, Dining and Touring Information, Wi-Fi, High-Speed Internet Access, Swimming Pool
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Surfing, Surfing lessons (with advance notice), Snow boarding and downhill skiiing on Mauna Kea, Boogy boarding, Snorkeling, Scuba, Massage, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Maria Macias and Ricardo Zepeda
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Your hosts at Hale Kai Hawaii are Maria and Ricardo, both casual and informative, who will direct you to the local sights, points of interest, restaurants, and more. Maria is a gourmet cook and landscape designer. Ricardo is a photographer and geologist.
very tasty indeed.