Rainbow Plantation B&B

81-6327 B Mamalahoa Hwy PO Box 2221, Kealakekua, HI 96750 USA (Show map)


Welcome to paradise ! The Rainbow Plantation B&B is located on 3.5 acres of tropical delight. Here you are surrounded by birds and tropical trees in a relaxing peaceful setting with ocean view. Yet, we are close to all the major attractions in the area. Rooms and the whole property have just been totally renovated, without loosing it original charm from being a successful B&B for 20 years now. All our units are comfortable with private baths and separate entrances, TVs and refrigerators. Some have ocean view. Included is a healthy tropical breakfast and there is also a full kitchen for your use. Free WiFi, parking, fruits and macadamia nuts ! We are minutes away from Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook Monument where you can kayak, snorkel or swim with dolphins and sea turtles. A nearby beautiful hiking trail also leads down to the monument and marine park. We are located in the heart of the Kona Coffee country only 20 minutes from Kona town with good shopping and dining, and 40 minutes from the Kona airport. The Volcano National Park is about 80 miles away. We also offer cheaper car rentals through Budget, often lower than most other websites. We also gladly help with booking attractions such as the famous evening Manta ray snorkeling and boat cruises, often sold out. See you here soon !



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Wonderful stay

4.4 on May 26, 2015

I very much enjoyed my stay here. Wonderful hosts, other guests were interesting, loved having a kitchen to prepare a home cooked dinner after more than a week away from home. Plotting my next visit.

Good location, tranquil setting, hospitable hosts

4.6 on February 11, 2015

We stayed at the Crow's nest with our adult children and the setup provided us with two separate bedrooms at a reasonable rate. The outdoor guest kitchen was great when we wanted a cup of tea or a glass of wine in the evenings. The communal kitchen was well stocked with dishes and amazingly clean.

Loved the calm and serenity

4.4 on February 08, 2015

Loved the Rainbow B&B - after a few days at Wikiki it was the perfect antidote to the rush and bustle - being a haven of quite and calm amongst the rainforest. And super friendly host and the opportunity to mix with other guests and hear their stories. Made for a great stay. Highly recommended!

would surely go again

4.4 on February 12, 2014

easy, very friendly and helpful, very nice room and clean, snorkling gear free, has everything, very happy and satisfied, can recommend it, would surely go again. Thank you Christian

Excellent B&B :-)

4.4 on January 11, 2014

Very nice B&B with access to an outdoor kitchen - perfect to sit outside in the Hawaiian nature and prepare/eat dinner. Very nice rooms and bathrooms (we stayed in two different rooms during the week).

inside the rainbow

3.6 on August 17, 2013

delightful stay. especially enjoyed the rapport with other guests at breakfast.

BnB in a well-kept paradise

4.4 on May 14, 2009

This BnB is surrounded by nature, flowers, trees and animals - which is great! Rooms are only upper average (clean and equipped with fridge), but who cares if the surrounding is so nice. Very nice and friendly owners who prepare great and healthy breakfasts. We definately can recommend this place.

wonderful place to stay

4.2 on October 04, 2007

We stayed at the Rainbow Plantation for the first part of our honeymoon in the Crow's Nest. While the early morning wake-up call from the roosters was at first less than perfect, once we made our way up to breakfast all was forgiven. The most delicious pancakes, fruits, granola, coffee, juice...absolutely wonderful! Our room (really more of a cottage) was spacious, comfortable and clean. Watching the birds wander by as we sat on our front porch or watching the peacocks take refuge from the rain right in front of our glass door was just so cool! Definitely not for those who prefer a fancy resort experience. But for the rest of us, absolutely a great place to stay!

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Rooms & Rates

Fern room

Located on the ground floor of the main house, next to the Peacock Room. It is newer with a King size bed plus a futon bed couch. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Private bath, LCD TV and video, a small refrigerator. Garden and ocean views. Lower weekly, monthly and cash rate available !

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $109 - $119

Peacock Room

Located on the ground floor of the main house, next to the Peacock Room. It is newer with a King size bed plus a futon bed couch. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 2 children. Private bath, LCD TV and video, a small refrigerator. Garden and ocean views. Lower weekly, monthly and cash rate available !

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $109 - $119

Crow's Nest

The Crow's Nest is our largest unit with 2 floors. A large living room with a queen bed, sleeper sofa, LCD TV, fridge and private bath and deck. 2nd bedroom on top floor with panoramic ocean views. Sleeps 5 adults or 4 2 children. Perfect for longer stays or a romantic getaway ! Lower weekly, monthly and cash rate available !

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $129 - $139

Hale Huna

Hale Huna (Hidden House) is the ground floor unit in the Crows Nest cottage. It has a private entrance and deck, a bedroom with a queen size bed, a living room with a single bed couch, TV and fridge. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 2 children. The private bath has a double shower. Garden view. Lower weekly, monthly and cash rate available !

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $99 - $109

Jungle Queen

The Jungle Queen, a 34 foot former Alaskan fishing boat, now rests overlooking the ocean, and serves as a cozy unique cottage. Totally renovated with a beautiful wooden interior, tile floors and queen size bed. A bath with shower, a small livingroom with a sofa, LCD-TV and fridge. The covered deck with great ocean views is perfect for an afternoon rest or evening drink. Our most popular room now, often sold out. Book early ! Lower weekly, monthly and cash rate available !

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $99

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Location Type

above Kealakekua Bay, near the Place of Refuge, Countryside, Island, Vista oceano, Rural, Tropical


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (KOA-Keahole) 18 miles

Directions to property:

We are about 15 miles south of Kona town. Located between Kealakekua and Captain Cook villages, between mile marker 111 and 110, opposite the Chevron station on Hwy 11. The Rainbow Plantation and sign is on the right ocean side. Drive down the narrow driveway, turn left on second driveway by the sign.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Farm, Boutique Hotel, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Full kitchen

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Pool and tennis 2 minutes away. Ocean 5-10 minutes away. Hiking to the ocean trail 5 minutes away., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: after 12:00 PM
  • Check Out:: by 10:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside away from any building, by parking area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes They will love it here !
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full amount if staying within 6 months. A $300 deposit if arriving within 6 months, with full payment due 2 months before arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy: If reservation is canceled at least 30 days prior to arrival date, a FULL refund is given. Within 30 days and 1 week, one nigh is charged. Within 1 week, 2 nights are charged. Same day, no refund. If room can be rented to others, a full refund will be given.



Christian & Amanda

Languages spoken

Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, German

Resident Pets

Cats , fish

About the innkeepers

Love outdoors sports like hiking, kayaking, swimming... or just going to one of our beautiful beaches and snorkel and relax ! All within 5 minutes reach here !

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  • Time Served: 8 - 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area