I travel a lot and have been all over the world. This is hands down the most spot-on place I've ever stayed. The staff doesn't miss a beat and the accommodations are beautiful. If I would've designed the place, I wouldn't have done one thing differently. The restaurant has great food and drinks, and I would definitely stay again if I go back to the lovely Hawaii. Thanks for a great stay, Melanie Casey & Aaron Weldon
Hans, the owner, is a bit grouchy but I found this amusing - as I expect he intended. The room was nice and I loved the private shower/bath. The road to reach the BnB is a bit challenging, especially for a non four wheel drive vehicle, but its pretty much normal for the big island do there's no fault there. The breakfast was delicious and prepared promptly on schedule. Being from an earlier time zone I would've like the breakfast even earlier so I could star other activities. Hans is very knowledgeable but be careful not to ask him something he hasn't documented already. That will definitely bring out his grouch (or go ahead if you're amused by his grouchiness like me).
Location is outstanding. Bed and sheets very comfy. Outdoor shower so great! 5:00 appetizers and drinks everyday a nice plus! However, housekeeping services were not up to par on our visit. For the price, I expect 4 star service. On site restaurant and staff were absolutely fantastic.
The cottages are so cute and comfortable and you can enjoy live music from the restaurant in the afternoons and evenings. The view is unsurpassed! This was our second stay at Lava Lava and once again we didn't want to leave.
Mango Sunset is a great place to stay for a few days while on the island of Hawaii. The rooms were very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious with a nice variety and always great company. The access road was a challenge to find the first time but after that there were no concerns. The sunset view over the ocean was priceless.
This BnB was perfect for us, because we wanted to spend our time out sight seeing and didn't want or need a bunch of extra amenities. The price was great, the views from the upstairs deck where breakfast was served were beautiful, breakfast was tastey, and the hosts were warm and thoughtful.
We stayed at Hale Hoola for 2 nights. The room was very clean and confortable. We particularly appreciated the patio with a beautiful viiew on the ocean. Carl and Elma have been good hosts and the breakfast was excellent. Unfortunatly the weather was not good ....
Loved the service, cleanliness and location. The food and entertainment at the beach club was great - really would have loved breakfast options so leaving the cottage was not required - be sure to pack some to go with the Kona coffee supplied! Really enjoyed staying here, price was a little difficult to swallow and restricted how long we could stay and it is fairly public with people peeping in your windows and taking pictures of the beach cottages - but not a huge deal and i certainly did not leave feeling disappointed by either concern. Tina's support getting us there and in and the fab support team cleaning and delivering food and drinks made it all very smooth and relaxing. I really hope to be able to come back.
Our hosts, Hans and Marsha were gracious, enjoyable to chat with, and Hans makes an excellent breakfast! Mostly fresh ingredients picked right from their farm. Our room was cheerful and the back patio looked down to the seashore. Fresh breeze blew in the patio door and made for wonderful sleeping.
We enjoyed an extraordinary stay in our cottage. The view was breathtaking and the accommodations were understatedly elegant. This, coupled with the delicious cuisine, made for a truly unforgettable stay, one I hope to be fortunate enough to do again! Mahalo piha!
My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at the Lava Lava Beach Club! We were fortunate enough to stay for 3 nights but would have easily been able to stay for weeks!!! It did not take us long to "embrace the pace" and just "chill". The cottage was very comfortable, the outdoor shower was a fun experience and we absolutely enjoyed listening to the live music every night from our front porch! WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN ONE DAY!
We recently spent three nights in the Honaunau Room...it was so hard to leave. Everything about Ka'awa Loa ia amazing...the location, the view from the veranda, the food, and especially Hannah, Michael, and Greg (they were also the biggest drawbacks because we hated to go do anything else). If you're looking for a special place on the Kona side of the Big Island, we highly recommend Ka'awa Loa.
I was just married at Lava Lava and we stayed for a week after. Everything was amazing, from Tina, who helped get the wedding set up, to the rest of the staff, who were all friendly and did a great job. We stayed in the cottage that is closest to the restaurant. They note on their website that it is the least private and can be noisy due to the proximity to the live music. We felt like it was the best though. It was never too loud and we loved sitting on the porch and watching the music and waves each night. As much as I don't want word to get out (we want to go back whenever we can!), the entire place (people, cottages, food, etc.) are all so great, we don't have the heart to greedily keep them to ourselves. Go, enjoy! You won't regret it!
We had a nice stay for a couple of days at Mango sunset B&B. The farm is located on the slope of the volcano, and there is a really nice view over the tops of the coffee trees, with the ocean down below and beyond which is visible from sliding doors on three of the four rooms, and from the outdoor breakfast seating.. We had one cloudy evening, but saw one very nice "mango sunset" as advertised! We were aware of some reviews from some people who didn't like the demeanor of our host, Hans. We found Hans to be charming and genuine- and believe he is a really good organic coffee farmer! It is an interesting and very convenient location.
A small B&B on a coffee farm. Quiet and restful with an accommodating staff. Beautiful view of Kona and the Pacific. A great place to base your day trips to the many amazing places on the big island.
We had a great holiday-skipping Christmas-at LavaLava Beach Club. The cottages were well stocked with all essentials. We thought the live music might be a problem-but it was NOT. It was very soothing to fall asleep with the ocean and music every night. The only sort of complaint is that housekeeping did not clean the floors everyday.
4 Meilen oberhalb des Zentrums von Kailua liegt die Farm auf etwa 550m über dem Meeresspiegel und bietet von der Terrasse des Gästehauses aus einen weiten Ausblick über die Kaffeepflanzungen hinweg zur Küste hinunter. Das saubere Zimmer ist gemütlich eingerichtet, die Nachmittagssonne lässt sich angenehm auf der überdachten Terrasse genießen. Beim morgendlichen Frühstück gemeinsam mit den Besitzern stammt nicht nur der Kaffee vom eigenen Anbau, sondern auch die von Hans oder Marsha kreativ zubereiteten Leckereien wie Eierpfannkuchen mit Cottage-cheese und Konfitüre, oder Omlett mit Lauchzwiebeln zum Toast, aus der eigenen Küche. Die Kaffee-Plantage kann bei Interesse besichtigt und mit Hans (sofern er die Zeit dafür hat) über die verschiedenen Kaffee-Qualitäten der weltweit unterschiedlichen Anbauregionen diskutiert werden. Sehr sympathisches Bed and Breakfast.
We stayed here for one night at the end of our Big Island vacation. We chose this one over others due to the reasonable cost and relative straight shot to the airport. This B&B is a splendid house on an expansive property, elegantly appointed, and immaculately clean. Truly a bargain for a great night's sleep. The beds were fantastic and the personal fridge came in handy for leftovers. Breakfast was on the veranda/lanai with panoramic views of the bay and coastline. A great end to our vacation and didn't break the bank. North to Kona for the day and then to the airport. Only word of warning: careful on the driveway (read: steep). Definitely worth braving for the views and hospitality. TL;DR Book it now, I wish I didn't waste any more time browsing
My wife and I stayed there during the week of the Iron Man championship this past October. We had a very nice time there. The rooms aren't super luxurious, but very nice, and clean. The farm is located just into the coffee growing region above the airport and is about a ten minute drive into town. Hans is very interesting to talk to and gets my vote for the world's most interesting man in the world! I also appreciate him answering the dozens of questions I had about the area, the local history and coffee farming. We would definitely stay there again. Also, according to Hans, this is one of only two truly organic coffee farms on the Big Island.
Kona Palace is a beautiful home. I didn't realize I had walked into a private home at first. We didn't have a directions to find it and there are actually 3 homes at this address. The bathroom is separate from the bedroom though there is a privacy curtain in hallway. We were not invited to sit in the living room or on patio in evening, so we just had the bedroom with no TV. Breakfast was good which we had on the patio overlooking ocean view. They allowed us to come back after snorkeling in the morning to take a shower before leaving for airport, which we really appreciated.