Welcome to a new regular column on the blog featuring picture-perfect B&B’s. Each month we’ll showcase a trio of inns where the scenery is so ahhh-worthy they’re ideal for all sorts of social sharing. To get us underway, we’re starting in the Aloha State because Hawaiian sunsets are pretty hard to resist, which means it’s time to start packing and get snapping.
Big Island Beauty at the Holualoa Inn
The Holualoa Inn is located on Hawai’i’s Big Island 1,400 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mount Hualalai in Holualoa, a small town rich in Hawaiian history and culture with numerous galleries, shops, and eateries. Situated along the Kona Coffee Belt, this Old Hawai’i town boasts a bounty of original coffee farms and is full of stories of the first ones. The inn features 30 lush acres of tropical fruit and flower gardens, 5,100 Kona coffee trees, a custom-tiled mosaic pool, exquisite guestrooms, rooftop, hot tub and garden gazebos, an abundance of Aloha Spirit, plus spectacular Pacific Ocean views and exceptional service. Open-air lanais capture fragrant garden aromas and soft tropical breezes. The Great Room features select works from local artists, a player piano, traditional Polynesian furniture, stunning sculptural accents and sweeping garden views. The dining room is set for an appetizing breakfast with its generous views of the Kona coastline.
What’s Old is New at the Manoa Valley Inn
The Manoa Valley Inn is conveniently located within minutes of Waikiki and the downtown Honolulu business district, yet it is surrounded by the beauty, luxury, and serenity of Manoa Valley. Guests relax in the quiet of the peaceful, spacious veranda and soak up a bit of Hawaiian nostalgia from years gone by. This intimate retreat provides a unique alternative to resort living. The inn has five elegant rooms, two spacious suites, and a tropical, saltwater heated swimming pool with a soft flowing waterfall situated in a secluded garden with many trees and flowers. The Manoa Valley Inn resides within walking distance to bus lines, restaurants, and theater. There are also three permanent guests on-site: two friendly, playful dogs and a mysterious cat!
Rise and Shine at the Mango Sunset BnB Inn at Lyman Kona Coffee Farms
Mango Sunset BnB Inn at Lyman Kona Coffee Farms is located 10 minutes from the airport in Kailua-Kona, on the Big island of Hawai’i. The inn features four guest-rooms and baths. A full hot breakfast is served every morning on the ocean view gazebo. It includes 100% certified organic Kona coffee, fruit salad, and juices. Guests enjoy observing the 18 species of birds that can be found on or nearby the property. Local activities include volcano hiking, biking, fishing, and golf. Throughout the town of Kona, visitors can explore historical sites and artist villages. Guests have access to a communal computer and Wi-Fi to share photos with family and friends.