Ala Kai, a bed and breakfast by the sea, is located between Kea'au and Pahoa, 17 miles south of the Big Island's Hilo airport. Enjoy a full breakfast including island fruits and Hawaiian coffee. The main house features two guestrooms with private baths and a wraparound lanai with a spectacular view of the ocean, sunrise and seasonal whale watching. The Ohana is a two-bedroom cottage with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, cable TV, DVD, wi-fi and its own lanai. Enjoy bicycling, hiking through the rainforest, snorkeling, and swimming at a black sands beach. Volcanoes National Park is only an hour away.
This room has a bamboo motif with queen size bed and a private bath with a large walk in shower. The room has its own entrance. The room comes equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, TV and DVD player. WiFi access is available. The reception area has a DVD library, board games, and puzzles. Coolers, beach chairs, snorkeling equipment and beach towels are available upon request.
The suite starting at $115includes 2 rooms for those traveling alone or as family or friends. Aloha Room has king size bed and Turtle Room has queen size bed plus single size futon. Each room has private door access to lanai, which allows you to star gaze, greet the sunrise over the ocean, whale watch or take it easy with a book. The room comes equipped with cable TV and DVD player and wi-fi. The shared sitting room includes a reading library, board games, and puzzles. Coolers, beach chairs, beach towels and snorkeling equipment are available upon request.
If you desire more seclusion, the Ohana. starting at $130 is a 2-bedroom fully equipped cottage including full kitchen and its own lanai with an ocean view. 1 bedroom has king size bed and other has queen size with a queen size pull out couch in the living room. Other amenities include, internet access, Cable TV, DVD, wi-fi, washer and dryer, microwave and barbecue grill. Children of all ages are welcome.
5 on October 07, 2012
We have had the most wonderful stay at Ala Kai. With my wife, two kids and my dad we booked the cottage for 6 days in the end of August. With the queens in two bedrooms and a queen hide-a-bed sofa in the living room it really was the only choice we could find for the price where we could all sleep comfortably. The place has a beautiful and tasteful decor. Full kitchen, not only with pots but also with salt and spices. Some books including a very good guide to the island that came in very handy. TV and DVD that we really did not have time for :). A washer and dryer in the garage with all the liquid soaps and what not. There is no air conditioning but we did not suffer from it at all. We were out all day and at nights the temperature was very pleasant so that we slept with open windows. We did not even used the provided fans. At night there is some loud singing outside that we thought was coming from some birds. To our big surprise these appeared to be frogs :). We actually enjoyed falling asleep listening to this singing but for sensitive sleepers the owners thoughtfully placed ear plugs at the night stands. The breakfasts we had there were simply the best! My wife and I had the same thought: "OMG, we are in Heaven!" The breakfast was served at the elevated porch (lanai) at the main house facing the ocean with waves crushing on the cliff, coconut trees and a nice swimming pool. The table was set beautifully, even with napkins in little shell holders. The food was hot and delicious. A set of fresh tropical fruit from the backyard was simply spectacular. And if I had a little bit too much, I could take a nap in the hammock right there and then have some more :). Pat and Tracy were the most friendly and accommodating hosts, interesting to talk to and very helpful recommending places on the island to visit. We will absolutely come back and stay there next time we have a chance.
5 on August 19, 2012
We recently spent ten days on the Big Island at the Ala Kai Bed and Breakfast for a family celebration. The Ala Kai is at the end of a quiet road overlooking the ocean. We were in the vacation cottage, which is like a mini vacation home. It was well furnished, thoughtfully stocked and very comfortable. The owners, Pat and Mary were very accommodating and friendly. They were responsive to our needs. We never went wrong following their advice on sightseeing, from tidepools, restaurants, farmers' markets, gardens, etc. Beach and snorkeling equipment and a great guide book to plan our days were provided. Breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. It was always a pleasure to come "home" after a day of traveling around the Island and take a dip in the pool or sit on the lanai listening to the waves and feeling the ocean breezes. We highly recommend the Ala Kai B&B.
5 on July 23, 2012
The Ala Kai B&B was wonderful. We wanted to split our time on the Big Island between the Hilo side and the Kona side, but we were also apprehensive about many of the options closer to Hilo. After scouring TripAdvisor, we decided to give the Ala Kai a try, and we could not have been happier with our choice. We stayed in the cabin behind the main house, and it was like having the best features of a B&B and a vacation rental at the same time. Pat and Mary were great hosts --- the breakfasts were very good, and featured incredibly delicious fresh fruit --- and we availed ourselves to the snorkel equipment and excellent advice for where to go swimming. We also loved the location right by the water, which along this part of the island features dramatic lava formations rather than beaches. By the time we left, we were already planning who we could get to come with us for our next visit!
5 on April 29, 2012
We stayed at Ala Kai B&B for 3 nights. Mary was our lovely hostess! Her breakfasts were amazing! She would always have a beautiful tray of locally and home grown fruit! Soo good. Our room was quaint and comforable. The setting is beautiful, and peaceful! We enjoyed the nightly concert by the coqui frogs too! We would recommend a stay here to anyone visiting The Big Island! Thank you Mary and Pat!!! Karyn and David from Colorado!
5 on March 26, 2012
We had a wonderful stay at the Ala Kai. Everything was clean, breakfasts were varied and included lots of fresh fruit! The value was outstanding. It is located somewhat "rural" and is away from town, but that adds to its beauty. Would recommend it highly!
Volcanoes, Airport, Countryside, Island, Mountains, Oceanside, Small town, Tropical
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 17 miles
From the airport road, go left on H-11S (Hawaii Belt Road) for about five miles. Turn left onto the Pahoa Bypass Road H-130 S for about 5miles. Turn left on Kaloli Drive. After 5 miles at stop sign, turn right on Beach Road. Take 1st left onto Pilikai and then 5 blocks to E Street. Turn right. Go to stop sign turn left. The Ala Kai is first house on left after pavement ends.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Snorkeling, Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Observatory, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Whale Watching, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Coolers, Beach Towels, Swimming Pool, Beach Chairs, Snorkeling Equipment
Mary Roblee and Pat Fay
Books, movies, walking, swimming, snorkeling, traveling, cooking and gardening.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Banana stuffed french toast
Hawaiian sweet bread stuffed with bananas and macadamia nuts served with home-made guava or maple syrup.