Areca Palms is a lovely home on a steep street about an hour south of the airport. The grounds were very nicely maintained and the common areas in the home were nicely appointed. We mostly sat out on the large lanai when we were there.
The breakfasts were nicely presented and plentiful. We enjoyed the variety of fresh fruits. The entrees were scrumptious
Janice gave us a good itinerary to follow for the two days that we were there. We especially liked the Place of Refuge. We went back twice and used the parking lot when we went snorkeling nearby. We also like the farmer’s co-op that was on the itinerary. Chocolate covered macadamia nuts, yum!
Thanks for letting us use the snorkeling equipment, towels, noodles, and beach mats. We had use of the small refrigerator for guests.
The Blue Willow room got quite warm, even with the window open and the fan going. We were reluctant to keep the door open during the night since there were other guests. The hall was much cooler.
Cash or checks, no credit cards. (It is not as prominently displayed as should be). I would suggest that it be on the email confirmation in addition to the attachments. I didn't see that requirement when the email was forwarded to me without the attachments. We looked on the website and didn't see it stated there. Fortunately we had enough cash to pay them.
Let them know if your plane itinerary has changed so they are aware of the time difference. We arrived later than they had anticipated. I had forgotten that the schedule changed to an hour later than what I had told her when we booked. They were waiting on us to arrive so that they could go out to eat. Sorry about that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Kona, Areca Palms Estate is nearby to great snorkeling, great hikes, historical sites and gardens. Our rooms are comfortably equipped and impeccably clean. Located far enough off of the highway yet easy to find. Very quiet location. We serve a wonderful breakfast including, entrée, Island fruit, homemade breads and pastries and of course coffee, tea and juice. Complementary beach equipment, chairs, coolers etc., and snorkel equipment provided. Also available on sight are Facials by a Hawaii State licensed Cosmetologist. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Areca Palms Estate Bed And Breakfast Hawaii/Captain Cook