TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner: Warm Island Hospitality and Aloha Spirit of old Hawai'i surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast offers two suites with kitchenettes, dining/living rooms and one studio - all with private bathrooms and separate entrances. Close to active red hot lava plunging into the ocean, natural hot ponds, beautiful coastal parks, Kapoho tidepools, Lava Tree Park. 30 minutes to Hilo and Volcanoes National Park, 5 minutes to Pahoa, in Leilani Estates. German/English spoken. Families welcome, free WiFi, laundry facilities, and many other amenities. Gourmet island breakfast included in the rates.
4.0 on January 20, 2010
Booking on very short notice, I did get a room at the Hale Makamae and also leaving early morning for a boat trip, I was welcome nonetheless. And even after a very late return from my boat trip, breakfast was still waiting for me. Thank you very much I felt like at home and enjoyed staying with you. I will certainly recommend your B&B to everyone that travels in your direction! Mahalo, Nicole
4.8 on December 31, 2009
My husband and I finally took our honeymoon after 11 years of marriage. When searching for hotels in Hilo, HI we were very disappointed. All the hotels offered looked dirty, and not exciting. I searched for a bed and breakfast and Hale Makamae was the first to show up. So I checked it out. I was VERY impressed with the pictures, and the prices and reserved our room right away. When we arrived it was very late (after 10pm) and we were still greeted by Petra, a wonderful hostess!, and showed our room, wished aloha and off to bed! Our room was exactly as promised, and even better than I had hoped! It was very clean and even though I wasn't very excited about not having a tv...it was exactly what we needed to unwind and relax! We awoke to the smell of banana pancakes and fruit I have only heard of! After an amazing breakfast, Petra sat down and had coffee with us and took out the maps and showed us some amazing places! I would highly recommend this place to anyone! It was the perfect vacation!
5 on October 22, 2009
We stayed at this place for 3 nights and we very happy to stay here. It is a good base for the whole east coast but even better if you want to make the lavaboat tour as the meting point is only 2 minutes away (if you are on the island do that tour, it is worth the money. You will never get so close to the lava). Petra and John really made it a more the wonderful stay for us. They told us where to go and what to do, and as we ran short of fresh clothing they even let us use the washer and dryer. The breakfast was stunning. Every day something new: French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs. But every day fresh papayas, Kiwis, bananas, bread, jam, cereals. The perfect start for the day. We had the Lanai suite with a full equipped kitchen, 2 Bedrooms and a living room. Everything was spotless clean and very nice decorated. We also had an outside look at the other rooms and they also seemed very nice. We didn't use the garden at all, because we were around the island the whole day, but it is really huge and very nice arranged. If we come back we will definitely stay again at the Hale Makamae.
5 on August 02, 2009
I just finished staying at Hale Makamae for 9 days. I have stayed here several times, and I absolutely love it there. John & Petra and very gracious hosts, so knowledgeable about the area, and wonderful people. I love to stay at B&B's and this is my favorite, the rooms are always perfect, clean and have everything I need. The grounds are a special place where I can meditate, sit and read a book, sip some tea, and completely relax. The amazing variety of plants, flowers and trees on the huge property enhance the experience. The breakfast is fantastic, given Petra's European background it is not surprising to see that influence in the breakfast. Fresh fruits, breads, preserves, cheese, cereal, eggs, juice, coffee, and tea. Breakfast is a feast that prepares you for a fun filled day out enjoying the island sights. It is located in perfect proximity to all the beautiful places that I love to explore. I will surely stay again in the future, and highly recommend this B&B! Ron Hughes (Photographic Artist)
5 on July 14, 2009
We stayed at Hale Makamae Bed & Breakfast for three nights in the large Lanai Suite. It is a full apartment with kitchen and two bedrooms. The kitchen is well equipped and provides all you need. The rooms and in fact the whole house is decorated with beautiful orchids. The breakfasts were wonderful and we so much enjoyed the tropical botanical gardens. This B&B is the perfect location to explore the Puna coast line, the Volcanoes National Park, the Lava flow, hot ponds, Kapoho Snorkeling Tidepools and to take a boat trip out to the lava flow. We loved it and will be back.
Ahalanui Park - Natural Hot Ponds, Kapoho Tide Pools, Lava Tree Park, Kehena Black Sand Beach, Lava Viewing, McKenzie Beach Park, Kalapana, Volcanoes National Park, Countryside, Island, Small town, Tropical
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 25 miles
Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Snorkeling Area (Kapoho Tide Pools), Lava Viewing (10 min.), Surfing Breaks (Isaac Hale Beach Park), McKenzie Park, Natural Hot Ponds (Ahalanui Park), Kalapana, Black Sand Beaches, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Surfing, Lava Viewing, Massage, Hiking, including Lava Hikes, Boat tours (lava viewing, fishing), Snorkeling, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, In-room internet, Telephone, Washer/dryer
Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Snorkeling Equipment, Maps and Flashlights available, Itinerary Planning
Gardening, Sailing, Outdoors, Family, Traveling, Meeting people from different areas of the world,
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Special Request req.