In our planning and communications months before our trip we felt that Holualoa Inn had to be special and we couldn't wait to see if our feelings and research were on track. We were celebrating our anniversary and both of our birthdays, so we searched high and low to find the "right" place and did we ever!!!
From the moment we turned off into the driveway and meandered our way through the gorgeous grounds of this coffee estate we thought we had arrived at our "home away from home". That was indeed confirmed when we were greeted some warmly and cheerfully through the kitchen window by Cat. We once again knew that Holualoa Inn was beyond special and amazing.
The grounds and home are unbelieveable--every detail, every decision has been thought of and you do truly feel that you are staying with special friends in their home.
We hesitate to use the term "staff" because everyone who works at Holualoa Inn must have been chosen so carefully not only for their fabulous skills and personalities, but it's so very evident that this amazing group of people have created a culture of cooperation and family within their environment and with each other. They are so special that I called the week of our return home to share with Cat how much they all made our trip and to let them know that we missed them all.
Thank you so much Cat, Steve, Crystal, and so many more who made our stay at Holualoa Inn one of the highlights of our 3 week trip to the Hawaiian islands.
Crystal's gourmet breakfasts were not only outstanding, but beautiful as well. It's difficult to say which was the best since we loved all of them.
When you go (not if) know that you will be taken care of in every single way--directions, recommendations, reservations, wonderful snacks and beverages, a fridge and washer/dryer for guests to name a few.
Holualoa Inn is located in the small arts village of Holualoa with fabulous views of the Kona coast below--a great location out of the huba buba of Kona, but a reasonable ride to shops and restaurants. We will say that probably the best place we ate during our 5 night stay was within walking distance of the inn--so island casual and such good food with fresh local ingredients that we ate there 3 times.
As you can tell we loved Holualoa and the wonderful "staff" and it will be a very special memory for us and hope we will return "home" in the future.