REVIEW

Ka'awa Loa Plantation

Perched 1,200 feet above Kealakekua Bay, this elegant B&B has a separate on-site cottage and outdoor lava rock showers.

By , Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010, 3:21 PM

Ka'awa Loa Plantation

About this Hotel

Price From $125

'Hood The hills above Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island's Kona Coast. The Ka'awa Loa Plantation is located on a five-acre coffee farm near the lava-rock beaches Puuhonua O Honaunau and Ho'okena—favorites among local snorkelers.

The Gist Run by gregarious innkeepers Michael Martinage and Gregory Nunn, this veranda-wrapped B&B boasts beautiful views of expansive Kealakekua Bay. Each of the five rooms treats guests to a different panorama of the fertile surrounding landscape. Privacy-seekers can book the separate on-site cottage, with its own balcony and kitchen, and still enjoy all of amenities that come with staying in the main house. Online reviews praise Michael and Greg for their sumptuous homemade breakfasts of banana pancakes, freshly baked taro bread, and Kona coffee.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Credit Cards Accepted Discover, MC, Visa.

Details Doubles from $125, cottage from $150, Ka'awa Loa Suite from $195; rates include breakfast.

Thanks for Sharing Reader JM Hilde fondly recalls his recent stay at Ka'awa Loa Plantation: "It comes with fabulous views, a hot tub and sweat lodge, fun fellow guests, and warm and caring hosts."