My husband and I were absolutely amazed at the level of service offered at Kalaekilohana! The accommodations were immaculate and spacious. Our private suite included more space and extras that we needed (daybed, and walk in rain shower). However, we were also allowed use of the rest of the grand house, including the giant lanai in the front. I even did a load of laundry after our rainy, sandy days spent in Volcano Natl. Park and Punalu'u Black Sand Beach.
Our hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful, too. They shared their personal experiences and insight on the Big Island to help us plan out a perfect itinerary. They suggested the best places to eat, including their favorite Big Island Luau. In fact, when I brought home (yes, it actually felt like home in Hawaii) dessert from dinner, they insisted on plating my Macadamia Nut Cream Pie with linen napkin and silverware. To top of the evening, my husband and I were offered evening cocktails catered to our exact tastes and felt perfectly welcome and comfortable enjoying a night cap on the lanai under the Southern sky with our gracious hosts.
The location is very convenient to Volcano Natl. Park, Black Sand Beach, South Point, and Mahana Bay's Green Sand Beach. If you are planning on visiting the Green Sand Beach, it's a must to stay here. The location allows you to get the the beach before anyone else, after a spectacular breakfast. Really, on both counts. Kalaekilohana also provides a perfect audio tour for the morning journey heading to South Point and Green Sand Beach.
The only downside is that the service was so terrific, I don't think there will be another future Bed and Breakfast we will ever enjoy as much. We cannot wait to visit Kalaekilohana again. I'm sure we will plan our next trip to allow us to stay at their location longer. It truly was one of the highlights of our Big Island visit. As the name states, it really is "The Best of Ka Lae (South Point)".
Mahalo Plenty, K&K!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hawaii's greatest luxury value, with generous complimentary amenities that save you hundreds and a perfect location for seeing the southern half of Hawaii Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kalaekilohana Hotel Naalehu