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Ka'awa Loa Plantation
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Reviewed August 13, 2008

What a great B&B!

Great location, the plantation is splendid, the view is just spectacular and the rooms are beautifuly decorated and very clean...!

We loved the outdoor lava showers, hot tub and the AWESOME steam sauna. Don't leave without trying it.!!

Your hosts will make you feel extremely welcome from the first minute of your stay. Their attention to all details is amazing... they are true professionals in tourism and will make sure your stay is very pleasant and confortable. They know all the good spots on the island, so don't be shy to ask them...

The breakfast is the best you will get on the island.

Mahalo Greg and Mike!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2008

This is a truly wonderful place and perfect for relaxing any cares away. The hosts, Greg and Michael, have lavished care and attention on their property and it shows, whether you are looking out over the bay from the large lanai or relaxing in the evening next to the open fire in the lounge. They also provide the same attention to detail to their guests, being welcoming, friendly and informative whilst still allowing for your privacy. The breakfasts are brilliant and varied and always include fresh fruit from the plantation itself.

This B&B is superbly located. The kayaking and snorkelling in the Kealakekua Bay is awesome and you may be lucky enough (like us) to be approached by pods of spinner dolphins. Because the property is uphill from the coast it remains pleasantly cooler with sea breezes during the day and mountain winds at night.

All in all, this was the perfect start to our vacation on the Big Island and if I could rate it higher than excellent I would.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2008

We stayed at Ka'awa Loa for the first portion of our honeymoon in June 2008, and it was fantastic. We stayed in a private cottage on the property, which was beautifully decorated and outfitted with its own private kitchen. The view from the main house is terrific, and we enjoyed lounging on the huge porch, which has lots of comfy chairs. The hosts, Michael and Greg are very welcoming and friendly and have great advice about local restaurants, things to do, and about Hawaii more generally. We really enjoyed their company, and the breakfasts were great.

The location of the B&B is ideal, very close to a few beaches, to the great snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay, and not too far from either the volcanoes or the beautiful beaches up in Kohala. We found it a great site from which to explore the Big Island.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2008

I booked this bed and breakfast directly off of Trip Advisor review recommendations. I was pressed to find a place and called to ask and book my reservation. The minute I called I knew I would be heading to the right place. They were warm and friendly and I felt reassured sight unseen. The photos and the reviews do not do this place justice. It has to be experienced! It is a magical place! The hardwood, floors, the superb decor, the rooms(comfortable beds!) and overall feeling is one of care and comfort. Our room had a view of the ocean and the open windows with the breeze truly was inviting into the beauty of Hawaii. The grounds have every type of fruit(mangoes, papayas, bananas) which they serve to you with their fabulous breakfasts.
My boyfriend insisted we schedule some of our actitivies around them! Also on the grounds is a hot tub with a view of the coast line as well as some outdoor Lava showers.
Each room( I peeked!) has it's own special feel and not one is better than the other. They are all special including the downstairs suite.
A special thanks for our hosts Greg and Michael(and Stephanie too) who made us feel welcome and helped us find our way around the island!
A enthusiastic two thumbs up for the Ka'awaa Plantation for anyone traveling to the Big Island.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2008

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful honeymoon in Hawai'i. We stayed in Oahu, Big Island and Maui. The four nights we spent with Michael and Greg at Ka'awa Loa on Big Island were by far the best of our entire vacation. From the minute we arrived, they made us feel extremely welcome.

The panoramic view of the ocean was absolutely breathtaking. The homestead itself is a perfect balance of warmth, history, charm and all modern amenitites. We woke each morning to beautiful sunrises and the birds chirping - no need for alarm clocks.

Breakfast was unbelievable. Every morning we enjoyed fresh picked fruit (from the grounds), amazing pancakes or waffles, eggs, bacon and sipped fresh Kona coffee on the lanai. You never left the kitchen hungry. I felt a million miles away - it was perfect.

Every day, Michael and Greg would entertain us with tales and history of the island, and would help us plan our days. They recommended all of the great spots for us to visit. We could tell that they are extremely proud of their property, their Island and the service they provide their guests. Hospitality is in their blood.

If I was to do it all again, I would have cut short the visit to Oahu and stayed on Big Island at Ka'awa Loa for much longer - it's a true paradise.

Mahalo Greg and Michael - thanks for everything. We hope to see you again and we'd recommend this spot to anybody. If you ever need a reference, feel free to use our names. Aloha and Mahalo! Bob and Gabrielle - Ontario Canada

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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