My girlfriend and I stayed here after narrowly losing out on condos right over the water in Kona. In the end I'm glad we ended up here! We could hear the surf crashing on the rocks from the Sugar Shack, and that was ACROSS the street from the rocks. If you're staying in those condos right on the water it must really be as loud as the reviews on here say it is. They also didn't look as nice as where we ended up.
On to the Sugar Shack. It is run by an extremely helpful and friendly couple who rent out three rooms of their house. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite and LOVED it. The room was spacious, very comfortable bed, nice bathroom, lots of amenities like a binder full of local restaurant menus and personal reviews, hats and flashlights for sightseeing, etc.
The owners were very helpful when we had questions about going to see the lava flows, restaurants, or anything. We never felt like we were just staying in a room in Hawaii. The only thing to note about the Honeymoon Suite is that it has a locking front metal screen door but that's it. This makes it easier to hear people in the room at night when it's quieter, and may not be the best room for an actual honeymoon :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "Kona Sugar Shack" is a lovely traditional Hawaiian style home/specialty lodging surrounded by lush tropical gardens. From several of the spacious lanais you can watch migratory whales, spinner dolphins,kayakers and spectacular Hawaiian sunsets. Relax in the waterfall pool while you sip a Mai Tai,BBQ fresh fish and let the weight of the world slip away. The home is located within a one minute walk of White Sands beach and the Ocean Views are incredible.Special features include. :Water fall Ocean view pool: Several private suites, which when combined can accommodate up to 20 guest: Brazilian hardwood and tile floors, Lime Stone counter tops : Laundry room with propane commercial coin operated washers and dryers: Photovoltaic , net metered panels: Solar water heater ; Large Studio/Storage on lower level: Low voltage exterior lighting: A/C units in all bedrooms : Tile shower stalls: Security cameras. Carport + rear parking total 8 parking spaces: The Kona Sugar Shack has been consistently near or at the top for Specialty Lodging facilities on Trip Advisor: This unique vacation home features antiques furniture and original artwork. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kona Sugar Shack Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Kona Sugar Shack Kailua
- Kona Sugar Shack Hawaii/Kailua-Kona