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Ka'awa Loa Plantation

82-5990 Napoopoo Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-1280
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#1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Captain Cook
A sophisticated, plantation-style B&B ideally located directly above Kealakekua Bay. Offers luxury amenities such as an outdoor hot tub, a traditional Hawaiian cedar steam, outdoor lava rock showers, a wrap-around lanai with a Hawaiian daybed, a fireplace, and an unobstructed view of the South Kona coastline! The perfect place to base your Big Island adventures!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Ocean view
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APM13 wrote a review Sep 22
Washington DC, District of Columbia25 contributions11 helpful votes
We loved our stay and Greg and Hannah were so lovely!! This B and B feels like home, but with a better view, better breakfast, and a better porch (lanai)! Don’t stay less than one night, you will feel sad that your stay was too short. We stayed in the Honaunau room—fair warning for others, your bathroom across the hall includes a shower that is available to everyone else staying upstairs (those rooms only have half baths). It didn’t matter much except when we wanted to use our toilet and someone was in the shower. However, we LOVED the outdoor lava rock showers and used them our entire visit. The plantation itself is up a bit of a harrowing driveway and parking is tricky if you’re the last to arrive, but the reward is no noticeable nearby neighbors or road noise and the most epic view of the jungle and ocean. And the breakfasts we had each morning were some of the best I’ve had at any b&b, ever. Fresh fruit, smoothies, yummy waffles, etc. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
scott m wrote a review Aug 2021
11 contributions2 helpful votes
On August 11th my wife and I landed on the big island to spend the last 3 days of our Anniversary trip. I had booked 3 nights at the plantantion 2 nights at the Cottage and one night our last night in the main house. My wife and I checked in met Michael and thought that everything was going to be great. We then ventured out to Kona did a little shopping and came back around 8:00PM. We decided to go up to the main house and it started to pour. We sat out on the deck for about a hour and around 9, we decided to go back to our cottage. When we walked in my wife went to the bathroom and noticed some water running down the ceiling. When she came out of the bathroom we noticed water intrusion coming through the ratan roof as well as it stream down the walls in the other rooms. There was excessive water damage and bubbling along the baseboards and ceiling over the bedroom (pictures below). At this point I decided to call Michael and they said they would be right down. Greg knocked on the door the other owner with a head lamp on. He came in and said that it has never been this bad and he was going to go up stairs and put towels down we should just go back to bed he will deal with it in the morning. When Greg walked up stairs to put towels down he made impressions in the ceiling with his feet(see pictures). He tried to play it off like everything was ok as it rained harder and the water kept coming in faster. At this point Michael came down. Michael said that at this point if you want to go we will refund you. Michael or Greg never offered to put us up anywhere. At this point we could only find a hotel for one night and had to cut our trip short two days. That is not how you treat guests. At 9:45PM to be told we will deal with this in the morning is not cool at all. No matter how great the reviews are just be careful if something goes wrong.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jennifer L wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York24 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed at Ka’awa Loa for 3 nights for my 30th birthday, and it was just incredible! The hosts were so friendly and accommodating, and fresh flowers in my room were a thoughtful touch. The view was stunning, and I never got tired of watching the waves rolling in and the sky changing color from the hot tub. A shame the steam room wasn’t open. Breakfast was delicious and filling every morning, and was accompanied by the entertainment of watching the mischievous geckos. The area is romantically secluded; but still close to great restaurants and sightseeing spots. And the lava shower is gorgeous. If I could give 10/5 stars, I would! Would love to come back soon. The only slight drawback is abundant mosquitos and loud frogs. Ensure you cover yourself in repellant.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2again wrote a review Jul 2021
Chatham, Illinois739 contributions162 helpful votes
This was a very special treat! Our rooms were beautiful, our hosts were friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the outdoor shower, sitting outside on the lawn and in the hot tub with an amazing view, and a delicious breakfast prepared for us every morning. I hope we repeat visit this little slice of paradise.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: I really liked my room which had its own bathroom.
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Marty wrote a review Jun 2021
Cleveland, Ohio30 contributions12 helpful votes
We loved our stay and couldn’t have had a better introduction to the Big Island. The home is glorious—a delightful mix of antique and modern touches—all overlooking the most beautiful bay. Each morning we sipped divine coffee and indulged in scrumptious breakfasts, full of local flavors—delicious fruits, nuts, smoothies, breads, and other treats accompanied each meal. Hannah was the absolute best part of our stay—she gave outstanding recommendations and was the most accommodating and generous innkeeper. I’m so grateful for all her early morning efforts and commitment to keeping me caffeinated after a long flight. This is a great base to explore so many parts of the Kona coast; I would absolutely stay again. I am only hesitant to recommend because I don’t want it to overbook the next time we visit!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$160 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ka'awa Loa Plantation
Which popular attractions are close to Ka'awa Loa Plantation?
Nearby attractions include Kona Coffee Living History Farm (0.7 miles), Kealakekua Bay (0.3 miles), and Ka'Awaloa Trail (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ka'awa Loa Plantation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Ka'awa Loa Plantation?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ka'awa Loa Plantation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ka'awa Loa Plantation?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manago Hotel & Restaurant, Shaka Tacoz, and Big Rob's Bakery.
Are there any historical sites close to Ka'awa Loa Plantation?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kealakekua Bay (0.3 miles), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (4.2 miles), and The Painted Church (3.5 miles).
Does Ka'awa Loa Plantation have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.