Dave and Wendy are naturally gracious hosts. You feel like they are sharing their home with you, and their love of Hawaii, as if you had dropped in for a visit after a long absence. Honu Kai is a very comfortable place to stay.
Their information package delivered by email upon booking is very informative and helpful.
Our room, the Nigori Room, was very nicely appointed with interesting art and artifacts. The bathroom was luxurious. The bed was very comfortable and we had some private space on the terrace to enjoy the sun in the morning.
Breakfasts are just excellent, and varied every day.
Between the eccentric cats, the java swallows, and the jelly-loving little green lizards, you won't lack for entertainment on the deck.
Ask them about the Seahorse Farm, it's a truly unique experience.
Honu Kai is "best of class" on the Big Island, and certainly one of the nicest, most comfortable and welcoming experiences we have ever had in our extensive travels.
Don't take my word for it. Go check it out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tropical paradise with Aloha and Concierge Class Service ... Beyond Compare! Honu Kai, set on a lush tropical 1.3 acre estate, offers a serene, Zen like feel amidst an old growth garden environment ... so relax, rejuvenate your senses and feel at one with nature — whether it’s lounging on the expansive lanai deck, listening to the water flowing into the koi pond, enjoying the garden jacuzzi under the Kona stars, or letting the occasional rain falling on the roof lull you to sleep. Honu Kai is extremely conscious of our environment and is 100% solar powered. We have been recognized as a Platinum Level Green Leader by TripAdvisor, their highest level of recognition. We use biodegradable toiletries, water efficient fixtures, Energy Star appliances, recycle waste, encourage towel and linen reuse, and serve locally sourced or on-site grown organic produce. Concierge services and trip planning by hosts with many years of experience in executive hospitality and travel services. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Honu Kai Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Honu Kai Bed And Breakfast
- Honu Kai B&B Hawaii/Kailua-Kona