There is the hustle and bustle of Kona with the rows of hotels, condos, restaurants , souvenir shops and traffic and then there is Hale Makame, the picture of Hawaii that you always dreamed of. John and Petra have successfully established a B & B so that everyone can experience the Hawaii that we dream of. The accommodations are incredible. Your room will look out into a beautifully manicured landscape filled with fruit trees, ferns, coconut trees and beautiful blooming flowers. Their landscaping rivals fee based attractions.
John and Petra are wonderful hosts. One of the advantages of staying in a B & B is that you are able to glean the information regarding the best places to eat, swim and visit. John and Petra have years of experience in the area and are familiar with all the best restaurants, beaches and attractions. It is obvious that they love what they do and wish to share their home and experiences with all their guests.
The breakfast is delicious. Its an opportunity to try out all the local fruits and foods. Many of which i had never heard of. Some of the fruits are grown in their backyard. There is a wide variety of eggs, meats, breads, cereal and fruits. It was fabulous.
We stayed in the Lanai suite which is a two bedroom unit. The unit is meticulously clean. It has all the comforts of home including a full kitchen , dining and living area. The view to the gardens is picture perfect.
From their B & B its a short drive to the Kopoho Pools. The Kopoho pools is a wonderful snorkeling area with perhaps the best coral on the island. We snorkeled with my parents and saw beautiful fish, coral and even a large turtle. The pools are well protected so its very calm. Driving in the area is beautiful. The area is green and lush and its like visiting a tropical island without all the tourist. The B & B is also located near to where the lava can be seen if it were active/running. Unfortunately, during our visit the lava was not flowing. However, there are wonderful pictures in the room. It looks like we'll have to return when the volcano is a bit more active.
If you are looking for the lush Hawaii that is depicted in all the movies.. this is the place to come...
- Also Known As:
- Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast Hawaii/Pahoa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located between the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo - Warm Island Hospitality and Aloha Spirit of old Hawaii – Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable, spacious suites surrounded by beautiful tropical serene gardens. Three suites with living room and kitchenette, one studio, all with separate entrances and private bathrooms. 10 min. to lava viewing area, where active red hot lava plunges into the ocean, 30 min. to Volcanoes National Park & Hilo/International Airport, 5 min. to Pahoa, in Leilani Estates. Close to hot ponds, black sand beaches, coastal parks, snorkeling, steam vents. German/English spoken, gourmet Island breakfast included in rates, families with children welcome, many other amenities available. ... more less
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