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74-1529 Hao Kuni St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-9663
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kailua-Kona
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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 hot tub 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, provide reusable water bottles 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Couples massage
Adults only
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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sesingh wrote a review Dec 2020
key west15 contributions
Dave and Wendi welcomed us for 6 days and from day 1 their hospitality exceeded every expectation. We were greeted every morning with Wendi’s exquisite breakfast creations (see photos below)and relished everyone of them. The rooms were very comfortable and up to date. We had two rooms. Each room had its private entrance and sitting area. We wanted to experience all the beauty of Kona and Wendi very kindly guided us to each attraction whether it was the volcano, black and green sand beach or makalawena beach where thoughtful hints were given to us to make our journey more special. They provided us with beach chairs and a cooler for water. We even had a clicker to enter and exit their property. We lived the Aloha Spirit at Hindu Kai B &B . I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Lis d wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions7 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
Our stay with Wendi and Dave was absolutely amazing and way to short. We felt so welcome. Everything is so thought through: the softest towels, the amazing breakfast, the descriptions of how to drive, restaurant guide and very fast email response. It was all amazing. The property is so relaxing and beautiful and the bed was really good! This is everything and more you want to feel on your vacation. We definitely recommend this to everyone looking for a place to stay on the Big Island!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Wendi Wasson, General Manager at Honu Kai B&B
Responded Jul 7, 2020
Mahalo Nui Loa Lis and Ben for choosing to stay with us and for being our first guests after being closed for nearly 4 months. We normally don't do one night stays, but we were so happy to finally have guests we made an exception for the two of you. We are so glad we did as you turned out to be the kind of guests we enjoy having. Honu Kai B&B is as much as a destination as our island of Hawaii is, as confirmed by the many repeat guests we have staying with us. We provide much more to our guests thru our concierge service than just a really comfortable bed and a delicious breakfast. Staying at Honu Kai for anything less than 3 days will not give you or us the time to truly share and experience our island or the Aloha of our home. Please come back so we can have the time to spoil you. A Big Island Aloha from Wendi and Kona Dave
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Linda G wrote a review May 2020
Hilton Head, South Carolina19 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Honu Kai B&B in February 2020. Wendi and Dave, the hosts, are great.. The rooms are spacious and cleaned every day. A different breakfast every day, and each was delicious. They provide maps and recommendations for sightseeing and dining. If planning on going to the beach, they provide chairs, umbrellas, and snacks. Every aspect of our stay was wonderful. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from WendiW46, Owner at Honu Kai B&B
Responded May 5, 2020
Mahalo Linda for choosing to stay with us and giving us the joy of having such a great couple to be our last guests before our State Government forced us to shut down due to this COVID-19 virus. Nobody knows for sure when travel to our Island will resume, but when it does, our island and Honu Kai B&B will be ready to welcome you with Aloha. We've taken this down time to do some major improvements to the property that were impossible to do when we were operating at full capacity. Some of the aspects of Honu Kai will not change when we begin to welcome guests again, such as our 3 course breakfast experiences and our concierge service. Our island of Hawaii and Honu Kai are taking steps to make your next visit to the island a safer and more concern free experience. Honu Kai is taking a more in depth cleaning and good hygiene procedures, as is our island of Hawaii. To date, May 5, there are only 70 cases reported on our island with 51 recovered and released back into our so called normal society and the remaining 19 cases quarantined at home and monitored by the health Department. There has been nobody hospitalized or who have died from this virus on our island, making the possibility of your survival rate at 100% if exposed. Hawaii and Honu Kai are working together to make the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 at 0%. We hope that when our world is finally released from mandatory lock down, and the world is given back their right to travel freely, we will still be here to welcome all of you to our magical island. Stay healthy, safe and wise, Wendi & Kona Dave
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Marc W wrote a review Apr 2020
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Dear Wendi, Dave und Popo❤, Thank you for the best honeymoon trip a couple could ever wish for! Your "Honu Kai" is the loveliest place to be, protected by ancient Spirits and "Aumakua" that welcome you to open your heart and mind to the Aloha and focus on what is really important in Life... Love! Thank you for your delicious breakfasts, the funny moments, the old and new stories we shared and for your friendship! We wish you so much "Honu"... Good Luck, Endurance and Long Life and everything else you desire! We Love You and look forward to seeing you again very soon! Agapi & Marc
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from WendiW46, Owner at Honu Kai B&B
Responded May 5, 2020
Mahalo Nui Loa Marc and Agapi for choosing to stay with us, your friendship, your good wishes in these difficult times, and most of all your Aloha. It was a true pleasure to be a part of your Honeymoon, and although we know you were anxious to get a flight back home to Germany, we were happy that the delays allowed us more time at Honu Kai to become better friends. We will be seeing you again soon! A Big Island Love right back at you, Wendi and Kona Dave
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Mary B wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
Owners are very friendly and gracious. We loved the seclusion yet close to activities in Kona. The food was excellent but also the presentation was outstanding. Everyday the napkins were folded a unique way with flowers. Our room was very comfortable with our own little Koi pond. Fun to watch all the birds and wildlife close at hand. We prefer B and Bs when traveling and this one met our expectations
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from WendiW46, Owner at Honu Kai B&B
Responded May 5, 2020
Honu Kai Bed & Breakfast is a "Slice of Paradise", situated up the mountain at the 1000ft level just 10 minutes from Kona town and the beach. We pride ourselves on our breakfasts, making it more of a morning dinning experience with the surprise each morning of a new table setting and the surprise of what is being served from one of our 15 different entree menu. At Honu Kai Bed & Breakfast excellence is not our goal, it is our standard. Mahalo Nui Loa, David & Wendi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Honu Kai B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Honu Kai B&B?
Nearby attractions include Kona Cloud Forest (2.8 miles), The Vanillerie (4.5 miles), and Kanaloa Octopus Farm (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Honu Kai B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Honu Kai B&B?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, extra long beds, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Honu Kai B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Honu Kai B&B?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Honu Kai B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include One Aloha Shave Ice Co, Gypsea Gelato, and Kona Coffee Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Honu Kai B&B?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Honu Kai B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kamakahonu (3.0 miles) and Ahuena Heiau (3.1 miles).
Is Honu Kai B&B accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.