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“We can't wait for our 10th year anniversary (or maybe 5th...)”
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Lilikoi Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Holualoa B&B and Inns
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Boston
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“We can't wait for our 10th year anniversary (or maybe 5th...)”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Whenever we talk about our honeymoon the first thing we tell people about is the "best bed and breakfast we have EVER been to." Totally exhausted from an 11 hour flight, Shai met us in the driveway and showed us to our rooms, the beautiful flower arrangement he made for us, and gave us the most amazing smoothies to sooth our hungry traveled bellies.

Our entire stay was just incredible. Shai is a professionally trained chef and every morning he treats his guests to unforgettable breakfast creations using the many fruits he grows right on the inn property, not to mention coffee brewed from his very own beans. Everyday he offered us (and we would never turn down) oranges, passionfruit (lilikoi), and the most amazing guacamole ever to take with us for sustenance on our journeys. Oh yeah, and Shai doesn't let any of his guests leave breakfast without an expert consult on their day's itinerary.

Shai and Trina are both warm and enthusiastic hosts. Because it was our honeymoon, they made us a VERY special private dinner for us to enjoy on the lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was really one of the highlights of our trip. Make sure you ask about it if it's your honeymoon!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

We had such a wonderful stay with Trina and Shai at the Lilikoi inn. A lovely house nestled amongst the coffee trees, well located that it feels close to Kailua-Kona but set well back from the road that it is very tranquil. The hosts are very welcoming, full of advice about what can be experienced in the surrounding area. The breakfast that Shai puts on every morning at 8am is something to behold. A professional chef before he relocated to Hawaii, his experience obviously shows. Putting on a very delicious and filling selection of fruit and hot breakfast that gave us plenty of energy for the adventures we would go out on each day.

The hot tub is a wonderful way to relax after a hard day of exploring the big island, as is relaxing on one of the two balconies that overlook the Kailua-Kona area. The rooms are quite spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Already when you pull up in your car and they come out to meet you its like you have known them before. It really feels more like visiting friends than checking in to a BnB. The rooms are ver nice guest room in their home. You have breakfast together around a big table and dinner if you are lucky to get the offer. The breakfast is outstanding. Everything is very personal and they really try to make you feel at home.

Among the first things you notice is the amazing view from the terrace.

It was a little bit tricky to find the first time since the tourist maps lacks many roads. Its about a 20 min drive from the Kona airport.

Its located a bit up on the mountainside so the nights are nice and cool.

To summarize, the best is really the personal feeling of getting to stay at someones home in a lush tropical hill side setting with an amazing breakfast. You leave feeling privileged to have experienced it.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

A wonderful B&B set up in the hills of Kona coffee country. Shai and Trina are great hosts, and Shai's a wonderful cook who makes a delicious breakfast as well as wonderful afternoon snacks like smoothies made from homegrown fruits and homemade guacamole served from the biggest avocados I've seen. He also has great recommendations for food in town. Shai grows his own coffee which he serves up and also sells. Just ask him about the coffee making process.

Our stay was very relaxing and we enjoyed unwinding at the hottub after a long morning of water activities. There's a great view of the Kona coast from the lanai. The rooms are very well appointed with a private bath. You'll feel totally at home. Shai and Trina are very friendly so don't be alarmed if they greet you before you have a chance to step out of your car. We'll definitely come back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

The Lilikoi Inn is home away from home. Set in the peaceful and lush Holualoa, it offered a tranquil and private place to stay while vacationing on the Big Island. The home itself is beautiful with many stunning views of Kailua-Kona and the coast. I was most impressed with the private bathrooms offered to every room which can be rare in Bed and Breakfast stays.

The hosts are amazing. Trina and Shai feel like long lost family. They are open, caring and compassionate sharing personal stories, photo albums and even impromptu hula in the living room! Shai is an amazing chef, so creative and passionate about his masterpieces! I was equally impressed with a tour of their property with many fruit trees and even some new and surprising plants to eat.

If you miss your pets- they have the friendliest cats that make you feel part of the family.

All in all I wish I could move in permanently to the Lilikoi Inn. Although vacation was only weeks ago, I miss it and I miss the amazing Lilikoi Inn.

Mahalo nui loa Trina and Shai!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lilikoi Inn
Address: 75-5339 Mamalahoa Hwy Apt C, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-8611
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Holualoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Holualoa
Price range (per night): $256 - $322
Hotel Class:5 star — Lilikoi Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small coffee farm set in a lush area near local attractions of beaches, hikes, snorkeling areas yet remote. The breakfasts are gourmet and everyone leaves the breakfast table with great ideas for the day. The big island has a lot to offer and is full of magical places. Come and experience paradise on the big island of Hawaii! We look forward to your visit at the Lilikoi Inn. Trina and Shai ... more   less 
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