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“Unbeatable Privacy, Amazing B&B”
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The Palmwood
Ranked #1 of 4 Kilauea B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kapolei, Hawaii
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“Unbeatable Privacy, Amazing B&B”
Reviewed January 15, 2008

Our stay at the Palmwood was phenomenal. We have stayed at many B&Bs on the mainland and this was our first on the islands. It definably was in our top three. The only thing I didn’t like was breakfast was served in the dining area with the other guest. I just prefer to have it in my pajamas in my room, total personal preference. The breakfast was delicious. And Eddi was very accommodating, asking what we liked, didn’t like, vegan, vegetarian, coffee, tea, allergies, etc. The rooms were really private. We had our own private entrance so we really felt secluded. The deck is next to the other room but it was still very private. Private enough to use our personal hot tub that sits on our side of the deck. The outdoor shower was also so secluded, total privacy. I can’t stress how secluded it is! The inn is on a large plateau with the nearest neighbor miles away. In fact the only way you can see any neighboring houses is if you walk to the edge of the property and look just right. We had an amazing couples massage on our deck. I strongly suggest it. Very reasonable and relaxing. Eddi can give you her number or you can check it out on this website
There are many beaches nearby, but some of the best ones require a little walk/hike. Larsons beach is great for sunning or walking around, very pretty. Not great for swimming as it is full of lava rock. We drove down to po’ipu beach on the south shore. I know it gets a lot of great reviews but we didn’t like it. It’s full of coral rock and sea urchins. The snorkeling was good but not enough to outweigh the bad. The beach is ok but had a lot of debris on it. If you go you have to have reef shoes or water socks.
There are a LOT of waterfalls on the island. There are a few you can see but just driving up to them. They are Wailua falls, ‘Opeaka’a falls and Roadside falls. There’s so much to see that we couldn’t fit into our schedule. If we go back I would like to take the movie tour and a snorkeling tour of the Na Pali Coast and Niihau (the forbidden isle).
The winter months are not the best time for snorkeling and it does rain a bit more, although it is the rainiest place on earth! If you have any other questions I recommend “The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook” this is also the book they have in all the rooms at the B&B.

  • Liked — privacy, outdoor shower
  • Disliked — bed
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Palmwood
Address: 6867 Koolau Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kilauea
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kilauea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Palmwood 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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