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Lilikoi Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Holualoa B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

My son accompanied me on a mixed business and pleasure trip. Trina and Shai accommodated our needs and made us feel welcome. They are knowledgeable about the area and gave us great advice. Breakfast was well worth getting up for as Shai presented us with his own private roast coffee, fresh fruit from their land, and gourmet cooked dish unique every day. We stayed five nights and I am planning to return on my next trip to the Big Island.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 18, 2011

You cannot find a more personable host to run a B&B than Shai, he made our experience at the Lilikoi Inn absolutely superb. From the moment we arrived with a big hug from Shai, and a tasty welcoming smoothie, our stay was perfect and Shai and Trina made us feel right at home. Shai made the best breakfasts which filled you up all day, and the homeade coffee was excellent. The place was beautiful, the sunsets were gorgeous but most importantly to us and our memory of Lilikoi Inn was being able to meet Shai who is such a genuine happy person with a zest for life and an absolute breath of fresh air! You cant help enjoy yourself when you are surrounded by good people. Thank you, we hope to see you again
Take care and all the best, Lorne and Cindy

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2011

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Lilikoi Inn for almost 2 full weeks. I’ve stayed at many B&Bs, and this was by far one of the best experiences I have had. The location is fantastic. It’s the perfect combination of being off the beaten path and away from the crowded touristy areas, but conveniently located within easy driving distance to many of the island’s best attractions. The hosts, Trina and Shai, were so friendly and welcoming plus they had tons of information about what to do on the island. The inn is surrounded by lush jungle landscape and the sunset views off of the back lanai were breathtaking. My room was beautiful and clean. And the breakfasts were amazing! Shai is an excellent chef. I felt very much at home here and was sad for my vacation to come to an end.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

Trina and Shai took care of us throughout our week long stay like we were part of their own family. Trina is the most charming of hosts. She always made us feel welcome with her warm conversations and attentions to our needs. Shai kept us well fed throughout with his delectable dishes. I can still taste the exotic smoothie he whipped up for us right after we showed up at the Lillikoi Inn. Be sure to ask him for his fruit with home made granola - it is simply out of this world!! Shai also pointed us to the beaches and other spots favored by the locals which were a real treat. Our six year old could not stop talking about all the fun he had at Trina and Shai's for weeks after he got back. We'd go back to the Lillikoi in a heartbeat :)

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Reviewed April 9, 2011

My husband and I are from Seattle....which is to say we live in a gray and dreary world and we are not gregarious. We fall into the "nice once you get to know them" category. So, when we arrived, we were a bit taken back with the overly friendly Shai who started by giving us hugs and taking our bags....in that order Then there was just leaving your doors open.....what? no key? Lastly, no shoes in the house. That took some getting used to since, I never go around barefoot.....ever....ok, to take a bath/shower!

Seriously, that is the bad....not so bad, huh? Oh, wait, there is another bad....they feed you so much (fresh fruit, homemade guacamole, and a hot breakfast too) and it is so good that you might not fit into your swimsuit at the end of your stay. They grow their own coffee and its wonderful....I brought back 5 pounds and wish I would have brought back more.

Also, Shai is ever the tour director....he will give you all kinds of suggestions on where to go...so bring your book, sure, but then just let Shai give you the low down on where to go.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

My wife and I stayed here in early March 2011. Shai and Trina were wonderful hosts and we had an excellent time staying at the Lilikoi Inn Bed and Breakfast and would highly recommend this place to others who are considering a visit to the Big Island. The Inn is a short 15 minute drive from the Kona airport and fairly easy to find. Shai greeted us with a wonderful mango shake which was perfect after a long airplane trip. The Inn sits on a verdant hill filled with coffee plants, passion fruit, avocado, mango, and citrus trees. It's quite pretty and relaxing. Breakfasts were always great with fresh fruit and one of Shai's culinary creations. I especially enjoyed his granola which was excellent. Ripe avocados for breakfast and Shai would pack away some for snacking along the day. We kept quite busy and adventurous during our stay and it was great to start the day off with a nice breakfast at Lilikoi. The Inn is conveniently located and its easy to drive down south or north without gettting caught in the traffic on the main coastal road. After a long day, we often found ourselves going down to Kona town later in the evening for dinner. However, Shai can make dinner for you if you ask in advance. His cooking is influenced by a lot of different cuisines and is excellent. Both Shai and Trina are great resources and will give you lots of good tips about places to visit depending on your interests. The Plumeria room where we stayed was nice and perhaps more private than some of the other rooms. Enjoy your visit to the Lilikoi Inn. It's a great place with wonderful hosts and you'll enjoy staying here.

Room Tip: Plumeria Room - More private room.
  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

Wonderful! Wonderful! I completely agree with everything that the first reviewer said about Shai and Trina's hospitality. They literally made our trip. It was our first time in Hawaii and Shai made a point of making sure that we had unique and memorable experiences for each day, charting out with clear directions exactly how to get to that locals only beach where you can swim with the sea turtles or hike to a breathtaking valley where the mountains meet the ocean. (Shai also insisted that we borrow all the snorkel and beach equipment, which saved us a bunch.) And breakfast was some of the best meals we had while on the Island--not to mention their extraordinary organic coffee that they grow on their farm. An added plus was that we were there with our twenty month old toddler and Trina and Shai were great with her-joking around with her and showing her all the animals at the inn. A highlight for her was feeding the chickens and Shai would make just the right coos so the mama hen with her newly hatched chicks came around for our daughter to see. And were lucky to stay in the Plumeria room, where we were able to be in the next room or up on the lanai and still keep tabs on her, which gave us a chance to enjoy some rare private time without having to call a babysitter. The hot tub under the stars was quite special, too.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 75-5339 Mamalahoa Hwy Apt C, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-8611
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Holualoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Holualoa
Price Range: $202 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lilikoi Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small coffee farm set in a lush area near local attractions of beaches, hikes, snorkeling areas yet remote. The breakfasts are gourmet and everyone leaves the breakfast table with great ideas for the day. The big island has a lot to offer and is full of magical places. Come and experience paradise on the big island of Hawaii! We look forward to your visit at the Lilikoi Inn. Trina and Shai ... more   less 
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