Hale Kai came very highly recommended to me by a close friend. We stayed here last November and I would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Hilo. The view from the Lanai is picturesque with surfers swimming in the gorgeous water in front of you. The vegetation is lush, and tropical. The breakfasts are delicious - a little different each morning - wonderful scones, Portuguese sausage, mac nut pancakes, stuffed papayas, fresh local fruit, etc...You will not be disappointed by your stay here. Ric also will provide you with great suggestions how to best organize your trip. For example the observatories on Mauna Kea are free on Sundays until 1pm. So get up to the Visitor's Center (9,000ft) by 1pm, have a free informational video and caravan to the top and have a free tour of one of the observatories. Fair warning, you must have 4WD to go to the summit - pack your winter clothes! Seriously, I'm from Chicago and you need gloves, hat, pants, coat, etc...
Hale Kai think of all the details - a fridge is available in the common area and take out menus for all the local spots. There is a three night minimum, and the room we wanted wasn't available all three nights, so I emailed them and they let us divide the nights between 2 rooms.
Didn't even have time to test out the pool!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront accommodations with a spectacular, panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and Hilo Bay. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while watching surfers, dolphins, and seasonal humpback whales. Relax in the evening to the sound of the surf. Four oceanfront rooms available, each with private bath, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, fresh flowers, lanai, and access to pool and hot tub. Quiet, peaceful location 2 miles north of Hilo Town, just 10 minutes to the airport. Smoke-free property. Free parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Kai Hawaii b&b
- Hale Kai Hawaii Hotel Hilo
- Hale Kai Hawaii Bed & Breakfast Hilo