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“Truly a paradise!!!!”
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Lilikoi Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Holualoa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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“Truly a paradise!!!!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This was our second visit to the big island and I can't wait to go back just to stay at the lilikoi inn. The first time we stayed at a five star hotel and it was very nice but could not offer what Shai and Trina do for you when you stay with them. So you can visit the island or experience life in paradise at the lilikoi inn. After you are greeted with a warm welcome after a long day traveling Shai will make you a wonderful fresh smoothie made with fruits grown right there on the property, the property is lush and fragrent with all the plants and fruits that are grown there. There is a fantastic view of Kona with a wonderful tropical breeze from the upper lanai. Which by the way is where you are served your delicious gourmet breakfast every morning with a few other guests and not hundreds of people on holiday.Then before you take off exploring the island Trina and Shai offer advice and directions for whatever you are interested in doing on the island. They can suggest the best beaches, restaurants, and activities so your time and money is well spent. So to sum it up if you are looking for a place to stay that is comfortable, a great value, has awesome food, wonderful views with a lot of privacy, and you want to experience the island like a local not a tourist
we definitely recommend the Lilikoi Inn. More than all that though the best amenity is it's hosts Shai and Trina. What a wonderful couple who give the inn all the warmth and charm it has to offer. They are so accommodating by providing whatever each guest needs to make their experience special. My husband was doing the ironman and Shai made sure he had a healthy meal before the race, and he would always take time away from his daily chores to answer any questions I had about island life, he even let me help harvest bananas which was a cool experience for me. I really looked forward to our conversations with them, they are such a very interesting and special couple.
We had such a wonderful trip, all due to Shai,Trina and the Lilikoi Inn so we recommend it highly but there will be even more pleasant surprises when you get there, we don't want to give it away because that's part of its charm...... Aloha

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Regensburg, Germany
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We loved to stay at lilikoi Inn!
The place is up in the mountain, surrounded by a coffee plantation. Your coffee will be made out of beans just next to you.
The rooms are furnished very beautiful. There's a hot tub outside with an amazing view which can be used the whole day. There is also an outdoor shower and not to forget the amazing vegitation around you.
But for sure, the best was the hospitality and the selfmade breakfast!
You wanna know what a Lilikoi is? You have to visit the Inn and pick one of the fruits from the Tree. Then you will know ;)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

I have been in the hospitality industry for thirty years and I was thrilled with the warm, loving welcome by Shai and Trina at the Lilikoi Inn. From the minute you walk in the big smiles make you feel like you are at home in paradise. The view from the verandah is absolutely breathtaking and watching the sunset is a must! This inn, high up in the hills offers wonderful vistas of the coastline. Breakfast is served on the verandah, outside and with the other guests.
I plan on returning next year and staying in the new suite that will be available at that time. Mohalo.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Noxon, MT
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Our first visit to the Big Island was in the early 1970's, when we experienced Aloha and the spirit behind the traditional greeting and farewell of the Hawaiian people. Since then, increasing commercialization robs new visitors of that magical experience and saddens returning visitors. This year we discovered the Lilikoi Inn and rediscovered the enchantment of the Big Island, Hawaii.
Warm greetings from Shai and Trina on our arrival, the awe inspiring view from the lanai, the fragrance from the flowers, fruit trees, and coffee plants, and the location, location, location guarantees our return next year. High on the mountain south of the Kona-Kailua airport, the Lilikoi Inn is ideal for the visitor to explore every inch of the island and return to the comfort and beauty of the Inn every evening.
We are divers and there are many opportunities to shore dive or charter boat dive nearby--(check out the night Manta Ray dive) directly down the mountain. For snorkelers, there are several excellent beaches for swimming with turtles, colorful fish, dolphins and amazing coral reefs within an easy drive.
Stay for several days or weeks, the Inn has a centrally located kitchen and clothes washing facilities for the guests. Breakfast by Master Chef Shai, served with his home-grown 100% Kona coffee on the family friendly lanai starts the day the ohana way. The Inn has beach equipment to borrow during your visit, and Trina offers hula lessons and lei making by arrangement.
To experience Hawaii, enjoy the Aloha spirit, available only at the Lilikoi Inn.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

As first time visitors to Hawaii, we had always dreamed of a place like the Lilikoi Inn. With it's flowers, fruit trees, and the amazing view of Kona, it truly is paradise. Shai and Trina are amazing hosts who welcome you with wonderful fruit smoothies and big smiles. They also assist you in making plans on the island. As first time visitors, we really appreciated this. We were able to visit places that are not on the map as well. Unforgettable places which we will never forget. The Inn was so nice to come back to each evening after visiting the local attractions. We loved the lanai with it's amazing views and having breakfast every morning overlooking Kona and the ocean was absolutely breathtaking. We stayed in the Lilikoi Room and it was beautiful with it's hard wood floors, sleigh bed and the french doors which open to the lanai and it's views. When you picture Hawaii, you picture flowers, greenery, and views of the ocean. The Lilikoi Inn has all of this and more. We felt so relaxed as we sat outside watching the sun set. I already miss the fantastic breakfasts with fresh fruit and eggs while enjoying the beautiful view and awesome Hawaii breeze. The Lilikoi Inn helped to make our trip extra special in every way. It was a dream come true and I really hope to be able to go back some day and if we do, I am sure we will make Lilikoi Inn part of the trip.

Room Tip: If you love a roomy but cozy room with amazing views, choose the Lilikoi Room. We loved it!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bay Area, California
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

This is my third time at the Lilikoi Inn and the trip keep getting more and more fantastic! Each time I drive up the beautifully landscaped driveway, relaxation washes over me and I can finally let go of city life. The wrap-around lanai with expansive views of Kona and beyond never fails to take my breath away. Trina and Shai are the best hosts with infinite knowledge of everything there is to do/see/eat on the island. The breakfasts are to die for, snorkel gear is available for a small donation, and there are always fuzzy animals to pet and play with. Each room has a beautiful bed and private bathroom, as well as a TV/cable and wireless internet. The grounds are lush and include a hot tub with a view as well as an amazing outdoor shower coming right out of a tree!

Only a short drive from downtown, this paradise is tucked away- private and peaceful.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed here in August in the Papaya room for three nights and had a lovely stay. The property is beautiful as is the view. I definitely recommend taking advantage of the outdoor spa. Shai and Trina were beyond helpful. When we had a tour early one morning they gave us some of their delicious coffee in to go mugs and another day gave us directions to a great beach and let us borrow a beach umbrella. The breakfast and the personalization of travel advice makes this a far better experience (and a better deal) than staying in a hotel.

Stayed August 2013, 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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