We stayed for 5 nights at Waipio Rim as part of our honeymoon. The location is in possibly the most beautiful spot on the Big Island and you cannot get tired of the view of the ocean, valley, cliffs and waterfalls. The guest house is complete separate from the main house and you have a lot of privacy. The place is immaculate with attention to detail everywhere you look.
The location is a bit away from everything, but the nearby town of Honokaa surprisingly has a well stocked supermarket where you can get pretty much everything that you need. Waimea isn't that far away either. However the location is something that adds to the character of the place, especially if you want to get away from it all. There is a great hike down to the black sand beach which if done leisurely can fill an entire day.
We read some comments about "rain forest noise" of birds and frogs but we both slept better here than we had in years. Steve and Nancy have earplugs but the sounds of nature, frogs, birds and waves were things that are pleasant to fall asleep and wake up to, right? The atmosphere simply forces you to relax and unwind.
However what stood out the most were the hosts, Steve and Nancy. They were extremely attentive and made sure that everything was perfect. They also went far out of their way to make sure that our stay was perfect and provided all sorts of extra perks. They are very respectful of privacy and make sure that you have everything that you need and more. They also gladly provided advice on things to do and provided beach and snorkeling gear. The breakfasts didn't disappoint either and were better than any restaurant that we have been to.
We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anybody, whether you are a couple on your honeymoon, anniversary or anything at all. It is far better than any hotel where you are just one out of hundreds of other guests; here you are someone special.
Many thanks to Steve and Nancy for making our stay unforgettable. We hope to come back someday!
Avi & Oksana
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waipio Rim is the only B&B with a dropaway view directly into historic Waipio Valley. Built in 2009 as a private upstairs studio separate from the main residence. Enjoy sunsets, welcome wine and pupus on your private deck. Breakfast is served with a view that includes the black sand beach of Waipio Valley, taro patches, whales in the winter, and Maui on a clear day. Stay a fifth night free after four consecutive nights! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Waipio Rim Hotel Honokaa
- Waipio Rim Honokaa, Hawaii