Top Big Island B&Bs, Inns and Vacation Rentals

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Big Island B&Bs, Inns and Vacation Rentals that Make for an Unforgettable Vacation
There’s a certain level of luxury and comfort that comes with a stay in a great hotel, but resorts aren’t for everyone. Thankfully, those seeking alternative accommodations to a larger vacation resort or hotel stay will find plenty to their liking on Hawaii’s Big Island. From high-end bed and breakfasts, beautiful country inns, and stunning vacation rentals, you have some incredible options when researching your next Big Island stay.

Bed and Breakfasts

Honu Kai Bed & Breakfast
74-1529 Hao Kuni St
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 329-8676

A quaint and elegant experience on a plantation-style estate overlooking the lush Kona Coast, the Honu Kai Bed & Breakfast is a remarkable establishment that rewrites the typical expectations found in bed and breakfasts. Exquisite decor, dense natural surroundings, and incredible fresh-cooked meals are just a few of the highlights. And with close proximity to Kailua-Kona’s dining, activities, and world-famous beaches, there’s no better place to call home during your Big Island getaway.

Waipio Wayside Bed and Breakfast
46-4226 Waipio Rd
Honokaa, HI 96727
(808) 775-0275

Located in rural, historic Honokaa Town, this vintage b&b is in a converted sugar plantation home, offering plenty of space for privacy and relaxation during your quieter moments on the Big Island. The perfect home base for an adventure-filled vacation, the B&B is conveniently located between Hilo and Kona, offering great proximity to both sides of the island and all they provide.

Bay House Bed and Breakfast
42 Pukihae St
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-6311

Spacious, private, and offering as many amenities as most hotels can provide, the Bay House Bed and Breakfast is one of Hilo’s best and most popular accommodations. Within walking distance of the B&B is the heart of downtown Hilo, offering excellent dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions in a oceanside urban playground.


Holualoa Inn
76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725
(808) 324-1121

In the heart of the Kona coffee belt along the slopes of Mount Hualalai, a stay at Holualoa Inn is a remarkable Hawaiian experience, offering Zen-like natural surroundings and expansive private suites ideally suited for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. Along the property lies more than 5,000 coffee trees and more vegetation, providing a unique agricultural twist on the typical stay at an inn.

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
100 Kulaniapia Dr
Hilo, HI 96721
(808) 935-6789

Set upon 22 acres of natural Hawaiian real estate, the Inn at Kulaniapia Falls earns its name thanks to the close proximity to Kulaniapia Falls, one of the most beautiful private waterfalls on the Big Island. A quiet respite from the bustling tourist areas present elsewhere on the island, it’s the perfect central gathering spot for an adventurous trip or a quiet, low-key escape.

Hale Maluhia Country Inn
76-770 Hualalai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 329-1123

Known as the “house of peace,” this quiet, quaint inn doubles as a bed & breakfast for those who want it, but the focus here is privacy and reflection. Owned by a retired minister and his wife, the accommodations here are simple, but superb. Tastefully decorated to match the serenity of the natural surroundings, this is the perfect location for an artist or writer looking for a tropical retreat.

Vacation Rentals

Collessie by the Sea
Kailua-Kona, HI
(844) 777-7051

A luxurious experience nestled in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Collessie by the Sea overlooks the Kona Coast with great splendor. Boasting an infinity pool, waterfalls, an open-air living plan, and three bedroom suites and private baths, it’s an excellent option for travelling families and group vacations.

Ali’i Villa
Mauna Lani Resort, HI
(844) 622-2600

Positioned on the Mauna Lani Resort, this is a great option to enjoy the benefits of a resort stay without the communal feeling that comes with a hotel. A golf-front villa with three bedrooms and plenty of amenities, you and your party will feel right at home at this beachside oasis.

Home of the Hula Moon
Puako, HI
(844) 777-7051

A quiet, off-the-grid vacation rental that remakes what it means to say “luxury,” this expansive, elite hub keeps you comfortable, relaxed, and close to many outdoor activities and sightseeing opportunities. Four bedrooms, a tide pool, complimentary gear for beach and water activities, and plenty of space across the two-story mansion make for a stunning, memorable place to call home away from home.

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