If you're tired of all the hullabaloo around Waikiki, but still want to be close by (10-20 minute walk), this is a great place to stay. Joanne and Sumiko live here and make a MARVELOUS breakfast filled with fresh tropical fruit (the starfruit and apple bananas are from their garden!) and great conversation. I'd never had such deliciously sweet pineapple or papayas with lemon before. They make their own guava jam and calamansi jam.
We were upstairs in the Makai suite, which has two full beds and a great view of the lights of Waikiki from the lanai. It has a mini-fridge and a TV (which we didn't use) and direct access to a spacious bathroom. There is no AC but plenty of windows, so the cross-breezes cool you down. Just make sure you bring your bug spray if you really don't like bugs, as some of the window screens have small holes in them from age. We didn't have a problem with bug bites, even with the windows open all the time.
The only caveat I have about this place is the lack of a key (it is their house, after all. Sumiko won't lock up until everyone's back, but at the same time, you don't want to be out too late.). You will want to rent a car if you want to explore the rest of the island.
- Also Known As:
- Diamond Head b&b
- Diamond Head Bed And Hotel Honolulu
- Diamond Head Bed And Breakfast Hawaii/Honolulu