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Honu Kai B&B
Ranked #1 of 13 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 2nd time to Honu Kai! I wouldn’t go anywhere else! Wendi and Dave are amazing! The accommodations are beautifully romantic! The breakfasts are a culinary masterpiece! I took pictures of them every morning! Wendi and Dave offer a “Sunset and Stars” evening that is exquisite! An evening so magical and enchanting, you have to book it to see for yourself! They booked all our extra excursions and are a wealth of information about their beloved Hawaii! If we didn’t follow their directions in the binder they gave us, we would have never found the botanical gardens! We will be back next year!! ❤️

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mahalo Daphne and David for your review and for returning to stay with us for your second trip to the Big Island. Very happy that you love our accommodations and our 3 course breakfast experience. We like to say that we are a bed and breakfast and not a shack and a snack.
We're also very happy that you got to experience our magical and enchanting beach side dinner, "Sunset and Stars". We are very proud to be the only B&B on island to offer anything like this to our guests which has been received unbelievably well. For guests who are looking for a once in a life time romantic and private beach side dinning experience, this might be exactly what you are looking for. I'm glad you took the time to explore our whole website where you found the Sunset and Stars dinner under our "Special Offers and Packages" page.
We look forward to you're return next year to your Honu Kai home.
Mahalo Nui Loa our friends,
Wendi & Kona Dave

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Everything provided--just bring yourselves. Not the typical B&B at all--food is top notch and varied. You will find Wendi and Dave will see to all your traveling/tourist needs--they are prepared and generous with their time and property. Be sure to consider seriously the Sunset Dinner option. Pricey but very well worth every penny! We recommend Honu Kai B&B without reservation!!!

Room Tip: Bungalow offers great privacy--like a one bedroom apartment.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Mahalo Mary and Arnie for your review and for choosing to stay with us for 2 weeks giving us the time and opportunity to share with you all the things that Honu Kai has to offer. We are very proud of our 'Sunset and Stars' 4 course, candle lit, romantic beach side gourmet dinner that only we offer on the island. This and access to our Homeowners private beach and beach club associated with our rental condo at the exclusive Mauna Lani Resort is again something that no other B&B on island offers. These are just a couple of the things that we enjoy sharing with guests when they choose to stay with us a little bit longer. Like are catch phrase says on the home page of our website with the 'Sunset and Stars' picture, we are 'Beyond Compare'.
Thanks for sharing your lives with us,
Wendi & David

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Wendi and Dave made our dreams come true, everything was so cosy and perfect. We enjoyed the charming property and our comfortable room, our terrace, the absolute delicious breakfast which was fresh cooked every day and the warm welcome from our fabulous hosts! Every morning they asked us about our plans and helped us to make our day perfect, all things like a cooler with snacks and cold drinks, beach towels, water shoes, snorkel equipment, boards, beachchairs and many more are provided. We left as friends and hope we will come back and stay there again!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Many of our visitors arrive at Honu Kai as valued guests, and many guests leave us as our new friends. Mahalo Kerstin for traveling such a great distance to Hawaii and for choosing Honu Kai to spend your vacation at. We so much appreciate you spending a extended amount of time with us and allowing us the opportunity to share and truly experience our island.
Your new island friends
Kona Dave and Wendi

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This place OMG from the moment you walk onto the property you can feel the "ZEN".
Wendi and Kona Dave are awesome hosts. It is no wonder before we left to return to Ohio my daughter who is 18 was calling Wendi "Aunt Wendi" and Kona Dave "Uncle Dave. This place was just what the doctor ordered. I am a Cancer survivor just one year at this point but I have not felt this relaxed in years. Each night Wendi would ask what the plans were for the next day, in the morning in true fashion there would be a folder laid out with all the up to date info on where we were going that date.
Each morning we were treated to a meal that would be set for a King or Queen.
I cant tell you enough times how awesome this place is and how you will be treated by Wendi & Dave.

Thanks so much for the awesome vacation.

Room Tip: All are very nice our whole family took over the the entire home
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Mahalo Kevin for your review of our home and for choosing Honu Kai to bring your family to for your vacation. We enjoyed being Auntie and Uncle during your stay and the feeling of being a part of your family. Most of all, we are happy that the "ZEN" and peacefulness of the Honu Kai property made you feel relaxed and helped with the recovery of your illness.
We look forward to your next visit and wish for you and your family good health and great New Year.
A Big Island Aloha from
Auntie Wendi & Uncle David

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

My husband and I spent 11 days in several locations and islands in Hawaii....Honu Kai was our favorite!! Wendi was an absolutely fabulous host and also fixed the most amazing breakfast. She went above and beyond to make sure you had anything and everything you could ask for or need. The rooms are clean, beds are comfortable and the gardens are beautiful!. Before we even left we had decided that we would be returning to visit the "big island" and for us, the only option when booking accommodations will be to stay at Honu Kai !! We made wonderful memories in Hawaii, but Wendi made us feel like we also made a friend! We only hope that on our next visit we get the pleasure of meeting Kona Dave as he was out of town for a family matter while we were there. If you are looking for a place to stay while in Kona- look no further....this is where you want to stay!!
Wendi- we can't wait to come back!! Thank you for everything!
Rachel & Wayne- From Missouri

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Mahalo Wayne and Rachel for your review and we're looking forward to your return to our Honu Ki B&B. Guests like you make what we do so rewarding and fun. We're glad you felt at home here and happy you enjoyed our island as much as you enjoyed allowing us to share it with you.
I'll be sure to have my Kona Dave here for your next visit.

A Big Island Aloha from your new friend Wendi.

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Additional Information about Honu Kai B&B

Address: 74-1529 Hao Kuni St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-9663
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kailua-Kona
Price Range: RM817 - RM960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Honu Kai B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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Honu Kai Hotel Kailua-Kona
Honu Kai Bed And Breakfast
Honu Kai B&B Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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