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Staying at One of the Best Bed and Breakfast’s on the Big Island… The Waianuhea

This weekend my wife, son and I had the opportunity to stay at one of the nicest Bed and Breakfasts on the Big Island, The Waianuhea Inn, on the slopes of Honoka’a.

The Front of the Inn

I was stoked to learn that they were putting us up in the suite called Kalauna Akea as it had it’s own private entrance and was away from the main house so I wouldn’t have to worry about my son making loud noises and bothering other house guests.

Our own private entrance

Back Entrance

The suite itself had a living room and a separate bedroom

Our Living Room

We took a quick tour of the place and realized this place was a lot larger in person then it looked on the website!

Part of the downstairs area

Just be careful on these steps and stay to the outside if your walking on them as I almost missed a step!

This place is really classy and everywhere we looked we were impressed with the details of the place.

Interesting table

The cool thing about this place, is that it’s totally eco-friendly and gets all of it’s power through solar panels located on the property and on the roof of the buildings.

Solar Panels produce all the energy needed for Waianuhea

We received the full package and on Saturday evening they gave us a three-course-meal in their “Great Room”.  I forgot my camera, but dinner consisted of fresh local green salad with this awesome vinaigrette dressing, fresh organic Waimea corn, Mashed Sweet Purple Potatoes and a nice slice of mahi mahi covered in some sort of special dressing.  Dessert consisted of a Strawberry Icecream and Mango sorbet type of dish… All I can say is it was awesome!

The "Great Room" where we enjoyed a candle lit dinner

It was nice being up in the slopes of Honoka’a as there weren’t any coqui frogs to be heard of.  The only thing was that it was a bit cold up in the hills at least for someone who is local and they had the solution for that.

Wood Burning Fireplace

Unfortunately for us, they had just installed it and it wasn’t ready to use.  However, the Manager Randy was kind enough to bring us a couple of space heaters that kept the place more then toasty!

We were getting ready to wind down so we checked out some complimentary DVD’s from their stocked DVD Library and settled in for the night.

DVD and Game library

In the morning, we had breakfast next to the kitchen along with some of the other guests that were staying there.

The table we sat at for breakfast

Breakfast consisted of an array of fresh local fruits, juices and a special spinach like combination that was like a cross between a quiche and an omelet (and of course I forgot my camera for breakfast as well)

The Waianuhea Inn

It’s really a great place and I like to thank the organizer of the Peace Day Parade for setting up these accommodations for me, as The Waianuhea Inn was an official sponsor of the Peace Day Parade Poster contest.

Check out this video for even more views of this place: