We can't imagine a better B&B. Anywhere. This was our first time in Hawaii. Another B&B on the Big Island had nothing left when we called, but they said Island Goode's might have something. They did. We arrived late at night so we didn't see the gorgeous scenery until the next morning. But we realized how lucky we were as soon as we saw the room. Spacious, very tastefully decorated, comfortable beds and pillows. Breakfast in the morning was beyond our expectations. Fresh fruit from Garvin and Laura's 8-acre farm was ample and delicious. Garvin served breakfast and was accommodating in every way. And this B&B was a relatively short ride from the Hilo Airport and near everything we wanted to see on the Big Island - Volcanoes National Park, beautiful ocean drives and the Tropical Botanical Gardens.
One tip on location. We chose Hilo because it was close to the volcanoes. We weren't looking for a beach experience (that was coming in Maui.) The east coast was beautiful. We drive to Kona one morning (2 1/2 - 3 hours), and found it much more crowded and upscale. So, if seeing some of Hawaii's natural beauty is your primary purpose on the Big Island, Hilo is a great choice. If you're looking for beaches and shopping, you may be happier in Kona. I think you can fly to either directly from the U.S. mainland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island Goode's is 5 minutes from Hilo, 10 minutes from the Hilo Airport. The perfect location to experience The Big Island. New Luxury B&B with spectacular view of Hilo Bay. Each room has King Size "Select Comfort" adjustable beds, large bathrooms with full size tub and shower, and 9 foot ceilings with two fans. Sparkling clean! Large covered Lanai, and Gazebo. Very private 8 acre estate, tropically landscaped with exotic palms and fruit trees. ... more less