My wife and I stayed three nights in September and so glad we found this out of the way gem after having reservation issues with another Hilo area B&B. It is just a short ride outside of Hilo, but do use the GPS to find it. Close to Hilo but along the route to the Volcano National Park and closer than Kona to the Mauna Kea observatory, both must sees. Right on the coast, you can watch the waves crash against the shore from the porch where an exquisite breakfast is served, often including fruit grown in the backyard. The Bamboo room is cozy and well equipped for travellers of all types. A small fridge, microwave, and coffee maker allow you to snack or have a light meal on your own schedule and there is a picnic basket with real glasses and dishes for your use. The bathroom is spacious with a great shower. The wonderful hosts stay in the background but also offered advice and suggestions about the area when asked, sending us to probably the best snorkeling spot on that side the island and provided masks and snorkels for use. They also know the local eateries and recommended where to eat with the limited choices locally. The room had a binder with local info and tourist destinations to help you plan. They have a great pool if you want to enjoy a day without leaving the property. Only improvement they could make is adding A/C though it seemed to be an uncommon feature in local B&B as most locals are used to the temps, but there are fans and screens, even a screen door to keep you cool and allow the evening sounds filter in, we loved the frog and rain sounds. They also have a small cottage for families and groups, and a washer and dryer available -we did laundry elsewhere but a great way to cut back luggage, we did just carry-ons with four days of clothes for eight days and since they had practically anything you need besides clothes and toiletries it worked great. If you are a cat lover, your feline host Shakespeare will make your stay just like home. If we could package this B&B and put it in all our travel destinations, we would never stay anywhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ala Kai B&B offers easy proximity to Volcanoes National Park, great snorkeling, and the best Farmer's Market in East Hawaii. We are located on Kaloli Point and are directly across the road from the ocean. Enjoy spectacular sunrises, whale watching December through March, helpful travel advice, and wonderful breakfasts tailored to specific culinary needs.Please join us at Ala Kai B&B for a touch of paradise. ... more less
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