We stayed here during a bizarrely rainy time. I say bizarrely because our host, Petra, says she had only experienced rain like we had once before.
Hale Moana is located in a residential area near Pahoa. Petra has a large garden (which we didn't really use because of the rain), but it's very green and colourful.
The suite was very nice. Big room, nice bathroom, big living room and kitchen area. She serves a good breakfast in a breezeway between where the suites are and her house. They were good breakfasts, which she serves at 8:30. Some of B&B served from 7-10, but 8:30 is her time, which is fine. You just need to schedule your early morning around that.
Petra will inform you of the goings on in the area. She knows about markets, lava flows, she'll let you know which local restaurants give her clients discounts, etc.
The area is fantastic for a number of things. It's a fairly hippy area, so you can go to a farmer's market and see some interesting characters. There are beaches nearby that are good for surfing. Volcanos National Park is about 45 minutes away. If the weather isn't good, you can try about 45 minutes and go to a different climate zone.
I would certainly recommend Hale Moana B&B. Petra is a great host and she'll treat you very well, in a very professional manner.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast Hawaii/Pahoa