Second trip and we still love being right on the beach. Great views, especially the sunsets. Good snorkeling and paddle boarding. Love the pupus on the lanai and the restaurant a short walk down the beach. The outdoor shower is a real treat. Hope to return soon.
Miriam and I absolutely love this place. The beauty of the property and the promise of an omelette bar got me here, but Ken and his staff completely endeared me. Truly it is a House of Peace. Dave Cariveau
We were very satisfied with our stay at Mango Sunset BnB. The room was comfortable, well equipped, and very clean. The wifi worked well. Big pluses with Mango Sunset BnB are (i) its location close to the airport and a short drive to Kailua-Kona, (ii) the nice breakfast and the efforts of Marsha and Hans to make it a great time for social exchange and sharing of information, and (iii) the willingness of Marsha and Hans to do whatever may help their guests take full advantage of their time in Kona. (note: I rated the breakfast in the "onsite dining" line for ratings)
We had an amazing stay at the cottages. Great snorkeling just 20' from your cottage in addition to seeing turtles pop up every morning. The excellent staff that took care of us each day, from the yummy fresh fruit in the morning to the delicious appetizer and the fantastic mai tais in the evening! The restaurant staff was just as fantastic. Lava Lava Beach Club is a very friendly and great place to watch the sunsets with great food & live entertainment. This was my paradise to stay while at the Big Island Hawaii.
What a beautiful place to chill out and relax. Especially the outside shower is great. Perhaps you need to provide snorkel sets, because just in front of your cottages you really have an amazing bay with a lot of fish and sea turtles to swim with!
When you dream of a vacation in paradise, it will fall short of what you experience at Lava Lava Beach Club. The room is exceptionally designed and decorated and the private outdoor showers almost make you forget the incredible ocean only feet from your front door. A gorgeous bay with sea turtles, sunsets and clear blue water over soft sand will have you never wanting to leave. The restaurant only steps away offers delicious food and drinks with some of the best artists Big Island has to offer to entertain you while you dine. Did I mention its all open air with seats in the sand and a lounge area provided with drink service for a night cap? You want something special...this is it!
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.