We stayed at Hale Kai Hawaii our first 4 days on the Hilo side of the Island and were very impressed! The bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in besides our own, The suite was sweet with the sleeping quarters being dark and the sitting room being bright and light facing the east to watch the sunrise. We watched the whales while eating a scrumptious break-feast. Location was perfect, as we could get to the north end or the south end of the island in a short amount of time. Hale Kai was beautifully landscaped with beautiful bushes and plants. Ric and Maria were very gracious in serving, and yet allowed their guests to eat in private, offering advise when asked. The view from the lanai was breathtaking - with the ocean so close, one could hear it and the whales could be seen playing every morning. VERY nice place. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Hale Kai Hawaii to anyone looking for a romantic, cozy, beautiful B&B.