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Volcanic Activity on Hawaii
Honu Kai is Safe

May 17, 2018
The anticipated eruption from the Halemaʻumaʻu crater of Kīlauea Volcano has happened and as expected is only impacting the close surrounding area of the volcano, more than a 100 miles away from Kailua-Kona. As news of volcanic activity taking place on Hawaii continues to make headlines around the world, it is important that travelers headed to Kona or the west side of the island of Hawaii understand there is no reason at this time to change or alter your travel plans.

Honu Kai is safe and far removed from the recent volcanic activity. We have not been, and it's highly unlikely that we would be, impacted by any volcanic gases. Even since the eruption we have not had any ash falling in our area.

Madame Pele's eruption activity is limited to an isolated area on the island’s East side, over 100 miles away from Kailua-Kona, and is not affecting areas outside of the lower Puna District. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was closed on May 11th due to the possibility of an explosive steam event and ash fall at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. Even with today's eruption, the impact of ash fall and unhealthy air is within 18 miles of the summit.


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"!

 

 
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Eco-Friendly

Honu Kai is extremely conscious of our environment and embraces Aloha Āina. 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, and serve locally sourced or on-site grown organic produce.

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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 "Official Best of Hawai'i" Bed & Breakfast recognition in 2013, Best of Kailua-Kona Hotels in 2016 and has been chosen best place to stay in Kona by several Hawai'i publications.
Come visit us and find out why!

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What Our Guests Are Saying . . .

We absolutely loved our stay at Honu Kai. It is the ultimate relaxing getaway, surrounded by lush greenery yet close to the action of downtown Kona ... Wendi and Dave were super-friendly and welcoming, and their hospitality was top notch . . .

Liz W – Washington, DC

What a wonderful place to spend a week on the Kona side of Hawai'i. Dave and Wendi are the ultimate hosts; warm, gracious, accomodating, witty, and so very knowledgeable about their island paradise . . .

Vicki K – Oceanside, CA


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