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Honu Kai B&B

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#2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Island of Hawaii
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
A tropical paradise with Aloha and Concierge Class Service ... Beyond Compare! Honu Kai, set on a lush tropical 1.3 acre estate, offers a serene, Zen like feel amidst an old growth garden environment ... so relax, rejuvenate your senses and feel at one with nature — whether it’s lounging on the expansive lanai deck, listening to the water flowing into the koi pond, enjoying the garden jacuzzi under the Kona stars, or letting the occasional rain falling on the roof lull you to sleep. Honu Kai is extremely conscious of our environment and is 100% solar powered. We have been recognized as a Platinum Level Green Leader by TripAdvisor, their highest level of recognition. We use biodegradable toiletries, water efficient fixtures, Energy Star appliances, recycle waste, encourage towel and linen reuse, and serve locally sourced or on-site grown organic produce. Concierge services and trip planning by hosts with many years of experience in executive hospitality and travel services.
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Couldn't ask for better hosts! Dave and Wendi are helpful and knowledgable about Island activities, places to eat and those hidden secrets that you just can't find without them. This was out second visit to the Honu Kai B&B, once to get engaged and the second time to get married. Dave and Wendi were instrumental helping us find the right person to perform the ceremony, photographer, and witnesses that were willing to hike down the Pololu Valley trail and marry on the beach! They are and will always be Ohana!
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Response from WendiW46, Owner at Honu Kai B&B
Responded 4 days ago
Mahalo Team J&J for choosing to stay with us the first time for your engagement, and the second time for your wedding. It truly was special to be a part of both special days. Now that you are married and part of our "Repeat Guest" club, we hope your next visit will be to just relax in the beauty of Honu Kai and our island. With much Aloha and congratulations, Wendi & Kona Dave
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Property's Favorite Review
Exceeded our expectations!. Pictures do not do it justice. Need to be there to experience the beautiful ambiance. Very peaceful and soothing. The food is great and plentiful. And it is served beautifully. The true beauty of this B and B are its owners Wendi and Dave. Greeted us with a glass of wine and wonderful hospitality. They do an excellent job of pampering their guests. Their attention to detail was amazing. Wonderful extras everywhere. They provided everything, from beach equipment to suggesting places to visit. Only wish we would have stayed longer!
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Response from Wendi W, Owner at Honu Kai B&B
Responded Aug 25, 2018
Mahalo for your review of our island home. Even though we have a great website with great pictures, we do agree with you when you said "pictures do not do it justice". The sounds of the birds and water features, the smells of the many island flowers and the 360 degree views of the lush property can not truly capture the Zen and tranquil feeling in pictures of Honu Kai. We hope when you decide to return to the islands, your wish of staying with us longer will come true. With Island Aloha, Wendi & Kona Dave
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From the minute I drove into Honu Kai I sensed peace, beauty and such welcome. Before my arrival and throughout my stay Wendi and Dave provided invaluable guidance towards activities that really suited me. They enabled me to craft my own experience -- snorkeling, sunset and stargazing on Mauna Kea with vendors they recommended, the City of Refuge and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, and being at Honu Kai were highlights for me. I loved my room and the dining and fire pit common areas. I thrilled to the sound of rain, frogs at dusk and colorful birds in the morning.
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Response from WendiW46, Owner at Honu Kai B&B
Responded 4 days ago
We as well sensed the "Peace and Beauty" of the Honu Kai property the first time we drove through the gates over 13 years ago, and never left. Now we get to share that, as well as our island with guests like you. If you're planning a trip to the Big Island and want to experience "Peace and Beauty" the old Hawaiian way, then come to Honu Kai and let us share the Aloha with you. Mahalo for choosing to stay, Wendi and Kona Dave
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We stayed at Wendy and David’s place for 2 nights. The place was easy to find and as soon as we arrived (even if we arrived a bit late) David was there to meet us! He was so friendly and he took a lot of time to explain us what to do on the island, how to use the barbecue, he showed us the room and the facilities. The b&b was very charming, it has a wonderful full garden with lots of birds in it and a fish pond. There is a big common area where the guests from the 3 rooms can share. We met some wonderful people too and we enjoyed having breakfast in their company. We had a little accident with a couple of ants in the room but David solved the problem in less than 5 minutes. It’s a rainy island and mosquitos and other bugs might accidentally enter in the room but it must have been a rare situation since all the windows are protected with mosquito nets. We loved everything about this place, especially the breakfast and the amazing hosts. Wendy was like a mum to us, spoiling us before going to the beach and getting all the equipment ready so we could have a pleasant day at the beach! I recommend Honu Kai with all my hearth! I hope one day we’ll be able to come back!!
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Response from WendiW46, Owner at Honu Kai B&B
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo for your review and for choosing to stay with us. We wish you could have stayed at Honu Kai longer allowing us more time to share the many wonders of our island with you. We hope as well you'll return one day back to Honu Kai and our beautiful island of Hawaii. Mahalo Nui, Wendi & David
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It is hard for a review to do justice to Honu Kai and its owners, Wendi and Dave. We feel lucky to have found them, having made wonderful memories during our stays there. It is more than just a beautiful place to stay – Wendi and Dave share their genuine aloha spirit and enthusiasm for the island, and you feel like you are visiting friends and family. When arriving, we drove through the gate onto the property and were surrounded by lush greenery, greeted by the sounds of birds and koi ponds. Wendi welcomed us like old friends, offering a drink and finding out what she could do to help maximize enjoyment of our trip. Throughout the week, she printed out "cheat sheets" for us with local tips for excursions - as well as equipped us with beach gear, warm clothing and hot cocoa for Mauna Kea, and cooler bags. This is part of Honu Kai's great value and what has made it a perfect "home base" in Kailua-Kona for us from where we can embark on any day trip across the island (including Volcanoes National Park). We always returned to a sparkling clean room (a top priority for us when traveling) and looked forward to healthy, hearty, homemade breakfasts every morning. These included awesome Kona coffee and fruit and avocados fresh from their garden! To top it all off, we were able to use the outdoor grill and kitchen for peaceful dinners under the stars. It is evident that Wendi and Dave have put their hearts into Honu Kai. They took such good care of us from the moment we arrived until seeing us off on our last day. We highly recommend staying with them, and wish them the best until next time! Mahalo!
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Response from HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B
Responded Jun 3, 2019
Mahalo Sergio & Colleen for making our island home, your island home in our "Tropical Paradise". We do all aspects of your stay with us with "Aloha". From our beautiful Honu Kai landscaping, to our gourmet breakfast and your own home cooked dinner prepared from our full out door kitchen on our spacious lani. At Honu Kai, it is our 'Kuleana', or responsibility, to make sure all of our guests who travel such a great distance to our island, have the best experience possible. Mahalo for choosing to stay at Honu Kai long enough for us to be able to do that for you. Wendi and David
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