So sorry that I put this in the Maui section - this is my first post ever. This is a question for the experts, KK, typically tropical and Hawaiidan(whose candor I really appreciated). After hours in guide books and the internet sites.. I'm so CONFOOOSED!!! We are touring the Big Island for 10 days starting on March 1. In researching the bed and breakfasts in the Kona area, having a really having a hard time deciding where to stay in that area. I have already reserved 3 nights at the Volcano Rainforest retreat which looks cool - but that's for me-kind of new agey. My husband is French and has traveled and lived all over the world - he typically wants to try to learn about and integrate into the culture. We're going to do most of the things tourists do there (I'm from Boston and yeah, I go to Lexington and Concord once a year to remember the shot heard round the world) but we are really trying to also discover things you guys know about..like thermal springs...and I'm having trouble find a b and b that is nice, not too snobby and affordable but that might have some amenities - would love a nice ocean view and some privacy. What do you know about the end of the world B and B or Aloha Guest House? How about one of those plantations..look great but the accomodations look cheesy...HELP!