I found this little out of the way luxury B&B through Hawaii Tourism Oceania in Australia where I am a travel writer for newspapers and magazines there. It's on a par with the excellent Palm Cliffs House in Hilo and Hawaii Island Retreat further up in Hawi and I consider myself blessed for finding it. It's an immaculate and gorgeous property, run by passionate and devoted staff who catered for our needs exquisitely. It's seamless.
The first night, a dinner was prepared for us from all local and homegrown ingredients. I was traveling with one of Australia's finest chefs and he was blown away as was I by the flavours, appearance and preparations. The next morning, we had a 90 minute drive to go marlin fishing in Kona so had to have breakfast early. Done without any drama. And it was spectacular--fruit, Portugese bread French toast with roasted mac nuts and lots of local coffee.
We came back to afternoon wine and appetisers, a fire (it gets little chilly on the cliffs overlooking the ocean at 2000 feet) and the warmth of a lovely innkeeper. What a great find. I'll certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A remote yet luxurious bed and breakfast on the big island of Hawaii. Located in beautiful Ahualoa above the town of Honokaa, Waianuhea's five guest rooms combine a sense of remote retreat with modern convenience and sumptuous furnishings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Waianuhea Hotel Honokaa
- Waianuhea Bed And Breakfast
- Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast Honokaa, Hawaii