Boutique Hotel Quality at a Bed & Breakfast

“Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell. Aloha means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. We take the true meaning of the ‘Aloha Spirit’ to heart, and put that beautiful energy into all we do … we strive to instill 'Hawaiian style' living into our guest’s experience and provide a level of quality that is beyond compare!

Your visit to Big Island will be filled with "Aloha Spirit" in our plantation style Bed & Breakfast along with concierge class service you would expect in a boutique hotel. Come share our amazing island’s Aloha and discover the magic for yourself.

Concierge Class Service

Building upon many years of experience in executive hospitality and travel services, Honu Kai provides our guests with true concierge class service. We have excellent knowledge of the island, tours, restaurants and private air & ground transportation.

We invite you to experience our commitment to quality guest services, beginning with your trip planning to Big Island . . . even before you book with us. We believe you will find it "Beyond Compare"!



Honu Kai is extremely conscious of our environment and embraces Mālama Honua. We are 100% solar powered. We have been recognized as a Platinum Level Green Leader by TripAdvisor, their highest level of recognition. We use biodegradable toiletries, water efficient fixtures, Energy Star appliances, recycle waste, encourage towel and linen reuse, provide reusable water bottles and serve locally sourced or on-site grown organic produce.


Certificate of Excellence

We have been rated #1 Bed & Breakfast in Hawai'i by TripAdvisor for over 10 years and were #5 in the United States. We have been awarded their Traveler's Choice and Certificate of Excellence for several consecutive years. Honu Kai received the Best of Kailua-Kona Hotels for 4 consecutive years in 2019 and has been chosen best place to stay in Kona by several Hawai'i publications.
Come visit us and find out why!

What Our Guests Are Saying . . .

We travel plenty and are selective ... Superior experience starting pre-arrival. Easy reservation process, good confirmation. We needed to make a change, which was seamless (I called). Wendi, the owner, was totally charming. She used the word “pamper” which is not a word I usually associate . . . Read More

Honu Kai is a top notch B&B with first class service down to the very last detail. The rooms and facilities are immaculately decorated within a lush rain forest like property. Wendi and Dave are the most gracious hosts that you could ask for . . . Read More