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Lilikoi Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Holualoa B&B and Inns
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Bay Area, California
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“There's a reason I keep coming back...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

This B&B really is one of the best places to stay in on the Big Island. It is private and tucked away up the hill, but a 5-10 minute drive from some of the best beaches I know!! Our room, once again, was beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable,and private. The breakfasts were to die for, leaving me stuffed through lunch and ready to take on the day. Owners Trina and Shai know more about the island than most locals and can recommend!! I swam with turtles, snorkled, and went to the local avocado festival upon their recommendation.

I will never stay another place! After 4 visits this really has become my home on the Big Island.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Lilikoi....the rooms are very roomy, clean, comfortable, and lovely. The two levels of verandas offered a birds-eye view of the jungle, the northern shoreline, and Kona-Kailua lights at night. It was so fun to watch the birds in the morning zip through the trees. Best of all were the breakfasts that Shai prepared each morning (with flowers!). I have a lot of food allergies, yet I ate just as well as the other guests. (For those of you without food issues, you have no idea what a miracle this is.) Anytime we needed questions answered, directions, or advice on which beaches to visit, Shai and Trina had all the answers. I don't think we could have found a nicer, more inviting place to say! We can't wait to visit again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are spacious--the ones on the bottom floor offered the most privacy.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Spent two amazing mornings and got to know Trina and Shai (many thanks to both of you). They are great hosts and Shai is certainly the Breakfast Master! Still dreaming about the delicious breakfasts he took the time to prepare for us :)

It is clean and very nice. The ocean view is a bonus and all the birds too.

Loved it and looking forward to visit again one day.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was our first time on the Big Island of Hawaii --- Trina + Shai showed us only super hospitality. The breakfasts were incredible + delicious. They always made sure we were taken care of in terms of where we were going, if we were to ever run into any trouble. Most memorably, was the offer of a smoothie at any time ! I would strongly recommend this b+b to anyone hoping to have a great home base and explore the island.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Read all the wonderful reviews, and increase the level of their satisfaction to understand how wonderful it is to stay at Lilikoi Inn. Shai welcomed us with smoothies and made us feel at home. The location is wonderful. You are surrounded by lush foliage. The lanai is beautiful and overlooks Kailua-Kona. We enjoyed fantastic breakfasts, and the coffee was the best I ever had.
There is beach equipment to borrow. We enjoyed the beautiful hot tub. Our bedroom was lovely and comfortable. Whatever you want to do, Shai will help with the planning.
We have stayed at many B&Bs, and Shai was the warmest host we have ever encountered. We were sorry to leave.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Really, Lillikoi Inn is like staying with a family member who has a home in Paradise. Shai & Trina treat you like family, and you quickly come to see them that way too. You are guests in their home, not anonymous hotel visitors.

Travellers need to consider what’s important to them. You need to be OK with being a houseguest, not just a guest. If you want to be in the city, or walk to things, need lots of privacy, or plan to have frequent loud sex, some other B&B might be a better choice. Because yes, Lillikoi Inn is not in-town, but is easy to find after the first couple times (the road to the inn is scary-steep though, unless you come from San Francisco), and noises do carry through the house.

But if you value fun conversations and genuine caring concern for your enjoyment, are laid-back, like meeting people, and enjoy fantastic breakfasts with home-grown ingredients, then stay with Shai & Trina.

Pretend your fun Aunt and chef Uncle have a home on the Big Island. You can borrow any gear (snorkeling, beach umbrellas, chairs, etc.) you may need. Plenty of advice on what to do and where to go is always available. Breakfast is at 8:00, not at 7:00 or at 9:00, because there’s no staff here – it is only Shai & Trina. You therefore also know you can’t make messes for them to clean – you willingly clean up after yourself. You get to play with oh-so-friendly Izzy (aka Decaf) the dog, and the house cats. You are embraced and loved and wonderfully fed.

At Lillikoi Inn, the place you are staying and the people you meet there are as much a part of your trip as the things you see and do - which is awesome. We will surely come back again.

Room Tip: We stayed in Lillikoi Room - wonderful and big, but probably the least private. Downstairs rooms ha...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you are looking for something different of high quality, go to Lilikoi Inn in Kona.
This B&B place is located in a coffee and tropical trees plantation. The view is superb, the food is unmatchable , the rooms are unique and the owners were extremely helpful and pleasant.
You get eggs that are collected minutes before breakfast. The owner/cook is an experienced chef,so the food tests great.If you love animals--there are plenty of them around. The place is small and you will have a chance to meet guests from all over the world. .I am sure you will be super happy there. just relax and enjoy the experience which you will never forget.

Room Tip: you need to book early, the good rooms go fast.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lilikoi Inn
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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