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Honu Kai B&B

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3.5 of 5
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74-1529 Hao Kuni St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Framingham, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Honu Kai B&B creates an indelible memory that you’ll be able to evoke whenever you need to bring a smile to your face. Wendi and Dave have created an idyllic environment to maximize the enjoyment of your visit to the Big Island. After booking we received helpful emails that enabled us to prepare for the trip and reduce... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to know where to start with superlatives for this outstanding B&B. The grounds are a private garden filled with the chatter of birds, and the sound of flowing water. The public spaces, including the extensive lanai are very comfortable and tastefully decorated in a mix of island and Asian motif. The rooms three rooms and bungalow are... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo Jay for your review of our home. We try to make everything at Honu Kai a great experience for all of our guests. From the zen Asian motif, to our 3 course 14 different breakfast dishes, to the pay-it-forward of extras we provide to our new guests from our old guests. It is our kuleana, or responsibility, to make... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with Wendi and Dave at Honu Kai for 3 nights in August and they could not have made our visit to the Big Island more perfect. First of all, the place is beautiful, clean and quiet. Secondly, the breakfasts are outstanding. Best of all, Wendi and Dave are extremely gracious hosts, very friendly and always ready with useful... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had a safe trip home and you're recovering from your neck surgery. We're sorry you missed the Capt Zodiac boat trip to Kealakekua Bay because of your neck, but are very happy you enjoyed our Private Beach and Beach Club at our condo in Mauna Lani as a alternative. The snorkeling there is out standing... More 

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wendi and Dave do an incredible job of making you feel welcome and anticipate every possible thing you could desire. One example is the binder they have ready for each of your day trips. It has by mile marker what to see, where the clean bathrooms are, recommendations where to eat, etc. We stayed in the Lani room with a... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo Dave, or Kawika, your name in Hawaiian. We love our island and have spent a lot of time exploring it so we can better share it with our guests like you. We also felt that your 3 days with us went by very fast, but know when you return you'll stay on island longer. We call it the 'B... More 

Shenandoah Valley VA
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Honu Kai B&B has it all: tropical setting, peace, comfort, intimacy, great breakfasts and the most thoughtful knowledgeable hosts we have ever encountered. Inveterate wanders though my wife and I are, we have chosen to just sit and relax and enjoy Honu Kai and not go out and fight for space with tourists

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

We like to think we have it all here as well, but there was one thing you forgot to mention. We have the very best in guests staying with us which makes the interaction with each other a special added bonus. Mahalo for your review of our island home. Wendi & David More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stayed at Honu Kai for the entire week of our honeymoon and it completely transformed our trip into the perfect vacation. Its atmosphere is relaxing, inviting, and calm, with beautiful scenery, animal life, and rooms, but the real gems are Wendi and Kona Dave. Everyday they greeted us with amazing breakfasts, gave us a print out of instructions on... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Honeymoons are a special time and we try to make them more special by sprinkling them with Aloha. We knew how much you were looking forward to the horseback riding and felt terrible when we heard about your flat tire that made you miss the horseback ride. I'm very happy that I was able to find you an equally enjoyable... More 

Lenox, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Honu Kai is a wonderful bed & breakfast that gives the feeling of both a luxury resort and a home away from home. The rooms are as beautiful as the paradise setting and are complete with so many nice amenities. Pictures cannot convey the tranquillity of the grounds. Wendi and Dave add so many nice, personal touches to your stay... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo for your touching review of our island home. To truly experience Hawaii you have to first find, understand and experience Aloha. You did that very well and hopefully it made your stay on our island and at Honu Kai that much more enjoyable. For us we find joy in hearing our guests from all over the world sitting at... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

In addition to the beautiful lush surroundings, the delicious breakfasts, and the fantastic beds in Hawaii'an themed rooms, you couldn't ask for friendlier and more welcoming hosts than Wendi and Dave. Happy to share their extensive knowledge of the island and the best places to visit, we were not only able to borrow beach gear (snorkels, fins, towels) but on... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We so enjoyed the ambiance, the lush landscape, the delicious breakfasts and especially the warm Aloha spirit of hosts Dave and Wendi the first time 3 years ago we came back. Our first trip was only 2 days, this trip was 6. You will enjoy the rooms and the character and decor of Honu Kai, but you'll love the hosts.... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo Dan & Carol for your review and most of all for coming back to stay with us. TripAdvisor has rated us the #1 B&B in the state of Hawaii because of our great reviews. We would like to think we're #1 because of our great guests. It's always nice to have repeat guests stay with us to share the... More 

Denville, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We couldn't have asked for better hosts and guides to the Big Island. Our room at Honu Kai was beautiful, very tastefully decorated on lush grounds. The breakfasts were outstanding. They began with delicious fruits, followed by a different meal each day. When it is time to explore, Wendi and Dave have everything ready for you, beach chairs, snorkel equipment,... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo Elizabeth for your review of our island home. We do enjoy making breakfast more than just a breakfast by making it an early day dinning experience. We're up to 15 different main course breakfast dishes, so unless you stay with us for more than 2 weeks, you won't get the same thing twice. We've also expanded our day trip... More 

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