For our 1 week vacation to re-explore our Big Island of Hawaii, we decided to stay a couple of nights at this newly opened B&B, the Kane Plantation Guesthouse. We came here for the rich history of the property, but wish we could have stayed longer because of the Aloha hospitality of Michael and David. Anybody who has visited the islands, has seen the famous artwork of Herb Kawainui Kane, who made this property his home and studio from which many of his famous works were conceived. Though Herb has passed on and has not been with us for more than 2 years, you can feel his spirit throughout the property which was his home since 1982. Michael and David did much more than just open another great Bed & Breakfast here on island, they have preserved and honored a Hawaiian icon. Even the Plantation's office, which was Herb's studio, still has his art paint on the floor. The entire house displays many of Herb's famous paintings and some of his own personal possessions, such as his own bed which he designed and you can enjoy in the beautiful Kane Suite.
We came for the history, but we wanted to stay longer for Michael and David's hospitality. These are operators who have traveled the world and have stayed in some of the finest accommodations that other countries have to offer. They have picked the best aspects from the best accommodations and applied them to their guesthouse. All guests staying at a B&B expect a nice bed and a good breakfast, but nobody expects the attention to the finest details that you'll experience here. Trying to describe the warmth of staying at the Kane Plantation Guesthouse is like trying to explain the spirit of Herb Kane's artwork. This special place is distend to be one of the best places to stay on island.
Mahalo Nui Loa for a fabulous stay in your home.
Wendi and Kona Dave
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse located in Captain Cook, the cultural heart of Hawaii's Big Island South Kona district, at the historic home of Artist and Historian Herb Kawainui Kane. The guesthouse is situated on a 16 acre avocado farm, with beautiful tropical gardens and sweeping views of the coast from Kealakekua Bay to Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau. 77mi from Volcano and 26mi from Kona airport. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kane Plantation Guesthouse Hawaii/Honaunau