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Honu Kai B&B
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

I, too, am late in letting everyone know about this wonderful B&B. This was our first stop in a month-long travel adventure and, although we were only able to stay for three nights, it was a memorable and completely wonderful experience. The owners and hosts, Wendi and Dave, are very gracious, welcoming and attentive. The accommodations were awesome, our room being up the stairs and nicely appointed, with ensuite bath, an extremely comfy bed, and a large roof-top patio just outside our door! The breakfasts were not only beautifully plated, but also very delicious! Pick up a bottle of wine and some snacks and put them in the fridge so you can enjoy the big open deck area, visiting with others or just soaking in the lush tropical setting that is Honu Kai.

  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2017

Mahalo Team Canada for writing our 550th review of our island home. We try to convince guests to stay a little bit longer so we can make their stay on our island the very best possible, and to take advantage of our 15% discount. For those guests who can't, we do what we can with the amount of time we have to make it a great experience. It is our 'Kuleana', or responsibility, to show guests who have come from all over the world, the secrets and magic that we have discovered from the many years we've lived on island.

A Big Island Aloha from Kona Dave & Wendi

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Honu Kai is in a very convenient location to the downtown area of Kona and the airport. It is just a short distance up the mountain where it is cooler and serene. It is also centrally located between Captain Cook to the south, and the Kohala beaches to the north. It is also convenient to the Saddle Road over to Hilo. The property is very well maintained, beautiful, and fragrant with flowering plants and trees. The rooms are very comfortable and tastefully decorated and up-to-date. Wendy and Dave are very nice people and the consummate host and hostess. They serve a delicious breakfast each morning on their huge, lovely deck. They are very organized and provide information and advice on activities, restaurants and day trips. They have written handouts with this information to take with you each morning. They also provide snorkeling gear, beach chairs, coolers, ice packs, picnic supplies, sunscreen, water etc. etc. They are just amazing and have thought of everything. We really enjoyed our stay at Honu Kai, and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Mahalo Madison for choosing to stay with us and for your review of our island home.
Wherever a guest comes from, we know that the trip to Hawaii is a long one, and this is why we try to take the guess work out of their vacation. We contribute the success of our concierge guest services to our past life in corporate aviation, flying for the Warner Brothers movie studio where their philosophy was, 'If a passenger has to ask for something, your not doing your job'. We enjoy doing this for our guests to help make their Hawaii vacation the very best possible.
We chose the location for Honu Kai Bed & Breakfast because of it's perfect location for guests to stay on the Big Island. We are situated at the 1000 ft elevation above Kona making it cooler and lusher than at sea level. We're only 10 minutes from Kona town making it close to shopping, tours and great restaurants. We're centrally located on the West coast of the Big Island making it a short drive South to Captain Cook or North to the Kohala Coast where most of our beautiful beaches are, including our 'Sister Property's' Private Beach and Beach Club who our B&B guest's have access to.
We hope your review of Honu Kai encourages future guests to choose to stay with us and allow us the opportunity to share this magical island with them.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
David & Wendi

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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

I have been remiss at writing this review but tonight I will take the time to sing the praises of Honu Kai bed and breakfast and it's fabulous owners Wendi and Dave. Before our trip I spoke or emailed them several times with questions about our trip and they were quick to respond with helpful hints and suggestions of the best things to do on the island of Hawaii !! We stayed in the Lanai suite which was a tropical oasis on the second floor. It had large windows and a nice outdoor deck adjacent to it. We felt right at home there. Hearing the birds in the morning before breakfast was a treat. Talk about breakfast - a 3 course meal served on the lanai. Each breakfast was unique and amazing. Wendi made all the reservations for us to enjoy the night Manta Ray snorkel and even provided all the necessities to take with us including towels and flashlights. We also enjoyed great conversation with other guests around the fire pit one evening. You can not go wrong with a stay and we could not have found a better place to stay. Can't wait to return again. Thanks Wendi and Dave

Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

We believe your Hawaii vacation starts not when you first arrive in Hawaii, but when you first contact Honu Kai B&B and allow us to help you plan and get excited about your Hawaii vacation. We're here to make your stay on our island the very best possible. We are happy to hear that we've done that for you, from your first contact to us, through our 3 course breakfast experience, to your evening 'Talk Story' with other guests around our 'Fire Pit of Friendship'. Mahalo Nui Loa for your review of our island home and sharing with everyone your positive experience at Honu Kai Bed & Breakfast.
Wendi & Kona Dave

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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

3 incredible weeks at 'The' fantastic Honu Kai B & B on the big, beautiful island of Hawaii. Another return to paradise and I can't think of anywhere nicer to stay. Wendi and Kona Dave somehow continue to improve on their beautiful B & B. A peaceful, serene atmosphere of aloha that the only problem is having to leave .. Clean, incredibly appointed rooms, we stay in the bungalow because we like the extra room and full kitchen, but the other 3 rooms are perfect for a couples dream vacation. As you become spoiled quickly, Wendi and Dave go so far beyond the normal services rendered that staying other places becomes difficult. Need something - taken care of,, questions and daily excursions - all details and contacts and directions provided. You only must enjoy, Wendi and Dave will see that their vast experience has you covered. Breakfast fantastic , varied with any dietary concerns from individuals covered.
Looking to make your dream vacation even better, contact Wendi and Kona Dave.

Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Mahalo Jim and Kim for returning to Honu Kai for the 4th time and making this stay your longest to date. We really enjoyed our time together and had a great time doing our beach side dinner for you. We believe it is our Kuliana, or responsibility to make every guest's "Dream Vacation" the very best possible, and the longer you decide to stay with us, the more able we are to make that happen.
A Big Island Aloha from your island family and friends,
Wendi & Kona Dave

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Reviewed March 5, 2017

My wife and I arrived at Honu Kai at halftime of the recent Superbowl game. We walked into a gathering of Honu Kai guests and local friends of the B&B owners, Wendi and Dave. What a great party! It was just the beginning of a fantastic three day stay at their beautiful B&B.

As the Honu Kai website states, they pride themselves on providing 'Concierge Class Service'. I 100% agree with that statement. One of the aspects that we like of staying at B&B's rather than traditional hotels is that we find the proprietors are much better at connecting with their guests and helping direct them to the best restaurants, best sites to visit, etc. In our experience, no one has done that better than Wendi and Dave. Give them an idea of what you want to do on the Big Island, and you'll get expert guidance to get the most out of your day. For example, there was a part of the island we had not explored, so Wendi suggested we go see the City of Refuge, south of the Kailua Kona. She also suggested we stop at The Coffee Shack (great sandwiches and pastries) if we wanted to get food for a seaside picnic. We followed her lead and had an incredible day touring the area. Another day, we were given the pass and access to the beach area where they have another property north of Kona. Dave prepared a cooler for us with snacks and beverages, and off we went. We spent several hours there at the tail end of our day and thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous beach and scenery.

The B&B property itself is a lush tropical paradise. The lanai is a large and beautiful area which we visited at each day's end (usually after dinner) and enjoyed a glass (or two, or three) of wine and to chat it up with other guests. We enjoy that part of traveling, and Honu Kai offered an awesome place to relax and socialize.

We stayed in the Lani room, and it was quite beautiful. In the morning, we could listen to the birds singing, and enjoy the view of the trees and lush garden below us. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the decor in the room was, like the rest of the property, very tropical.

I don't want to forget about the incredible breakfast we were given each morning. Wendi and Dave put a lot of effort into this daily experience, and we were not disappointed. The coffee was perfect for our tastes, and the fruit and hot food was top notch. Certainly a highlight of our stay at Honu Kai.

If we ever get to go back to the Big Island, we will definitely stay at Honu Kai, only next time......longer!

  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2017

Mahalo Mark for your review of our Honu Kai B&B and we're glad you were able to join us for our 4th Annual Super Bowl Party on our outdoor lanai. Thanks for mentioning our First Class Concierge Service that made your Big Island experience more enjoyable. We're here to make your stay on our island the very best possible. During your short stay with us, we're glad you made the time to experience our Mauna Lani Homeowner's Beach and Beach Club. We're proud to be the only B&B on the island to offer such an experience. Our Beach Club restaurant and bar 'Napua', is situated on one of the prettiest little beaches on the island, offering outstanding snorkeling and other water activities. We hope next time you visit our tropical paradise, you'll be able to stay longer and allow us the opportunity to share with you more of the hidden secrets that the Big Island has to offer.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Wendi & Kona Dave

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