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Ka'awa Loa Plantation
Ranked #1 of 15 Captain Cook B&B and Inns
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Michigan
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5 reviews
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“Fabulous place, wonderful hosts”
Reviewed 29 May 2009

We really enjoyed our stay at the plantation. My partner and I are not normally B&B people. Don't want to have to talk to others at breakfast. You don't have to join in as you can eat out on the veranda but the other guests were friendly. Michael and Greg are as warm and helpful as everyone else has described. The home is beautiful and the view superb. The breakfasts were tropical and very tasty. Not a place for kids but that is why we enjoyed it. I can't recommend it more highly.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 14 May 2009

My husband and I spent five days here in May at the beginning of our trip to the Big Island. We awoke every morning to beautiful breakfasts prepared by our hosts, Greg and Michael. The guests staying there were delightful, and we received great instructions on places to eat and ideas for things to do from everyone at breakfast. The lava rock showers are a delight both day and night, and we enjoyed star-watching in the back yard in the evenings.
We stayed in the cottage, which was a little walk away from the main building, but was cozy and quiet. Their location is central for most of the island, and is a quick 20 minute drive to Kona for diving, restaurants, and shopping (including Costco to gas up the rental car). We will be returning here again and again, so long as Greg and Michael are there. They made our five day stay an amazing one!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 5 May 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The guest house, property and views of Kealakeua Bay are beautiful. We awoke every morning to the peaceful sound of birds and enjoyed a delicious breakfast on the lanai. Don't miss the outdoor lava rock shower.

The best snorkeling on the island is in the bay below Ka'awa Loa. Rent kayaks at the wharf and paddle across the bay to the Captain Cook monument. Fantastic!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

We can't recommend this place highly enough. Wonderful hosts, amazing property and a killer breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2009

This is by far my favorite B&B I have ever stayed at. First off, the house and property are gorgeous. The views are breathtaking - pictures don't do them justice. It's calm, quiet, comfortable. Greg and Michael are such great hosts - they are warm and friendly and make you feel so relaxed at at home (you know how some B&Bs can feel awkward? it wasn't like that at all). They grow all sorts of things on their land - coffee, guava, pineapple... and having just-picked produce at breakfast is such a treat. Also, the location is perfect. It's on the Kona side of the big island but not in touristy downtown Kona - so it's also near good, local restaurants, not tourist traps. At the B&B, there are also outdoor lava rock showers, and an outdoor hot tub and steam room too. Loved this place!!!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Matosinhos, Portugal
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2009

This was the place of our holidays/honeymoon. We stayed there for 5 days, the first 3 in the cottage and the last 2 in the main house. The views are bird's eye, through a magnificent shore, the accommodation clean, cosy, quiet and romantic. But what made the difference was the service. Michael and Greg are warm and professional hosts, that made us feel at home. The delicious breakfasts, the jacuzzi under the starry sky, the sauna... were just perfect for this kind of trip. The decoration itself is wonderful (and meets our European style), with lots of little details (books around, candies, small lights, the ambience fragrance...) and even a fireplace heated every evening. Congratulation Michael and Greg for your nice B&B. Don't hesitate to stay there if you can afford it. We just love it!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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South England
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2009

We spent a week of our honeymoon at the Ka'awa Loa Plantation in the cottage. The cottage is beautifully decorated and had a kitchen which was great. We even had our own private garden with banana trees and a lovely terrace which we had our supper on a few times. The main house is gorgeous and we were made to feel very at home and the hosts were so welcoming. When we arrived we dropped off our luggage and climbed into the open air hot tub with views over Captain Cook Bay. Ka'awa Loa can organise massages overlooking the bay and the eucalyptus steam room with stunning views and the open air lava shower were both amazing (especially the steam room). Everyday Greg made some food for the afternoon for everyone to help themselves. The baked cheesecake and lilkoi sauce was so delicious we had quite a lot... Not to mention Greg's breakfasts (including a pineapple cake for my birthday) which were delicious - and all made fresh when we got up and wandered over to the main house. They also grow coffee on their plantation.

Everyone at Ka'awa Loa made our honeymoon fantastic - helping us by booking up local restaurants and giving us tips for the best snorkeling, and where to visit. Its not far from Kona where there are some nice bars and restaurants, as well as being well placed for kayaking accross Captain Cook Bay.

I'd love to go back - this b&b was fantastic.

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  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ka'awa Loa Plantation

Property: Ka'awa Loa Plantation
Address: PO Box 1280, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-1280
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Captain Cook
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Captain Cook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ka'awa Loa Plantation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A sophisticated, plantation-style B&B ideally located directly above Kealakekua Bay. Offers luxury amenities such as an outdoor hot tub, a traditional Hawaiian cedar steam, outdoor lava rock showers, a wrap-around lanai with a Hawaiian daybed, a fireplace, and an unobstructed view of the South Kona coastline! The perfect place to base your Big Island adventures! ... more   less 
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