Why spend thousands of dollars on a trip to the mainland, or overseas, when you can experience another side of Hawaii for less money? Whether you plan to stay on your island of residence or fly to another island, the options are limitless – but I have a feeling these 10 charming bed and breakfasts will urge you to sit back, relax, and enjoy all Hawaii has to offer.
1) Marjorie’s Kauai Inn & Bed & Breakfast, Lawai
Built with privacy in mind, each room features a private lanai with breathtaking views of the Lawai Valley. The inn is located adjacent to the famous Allerton Botanical Garden, where movies like Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed.
2) Ho’oilo House, Lahaina
This serene bed and breakfast is nestled in the West Maui Mountains, and is just minutes away from Lahaina and the Kaanapali resort area. “Ho’oilo” means winter in Hawaiian, but you don’t have to escape frigid temperatures to enjoy your stay here.
3) Rainbow Plantation Bed & Breakfast, Captain Cook
Located on three acres of a former macadamia and coffee farm, this little bed and breakfast features ocean views, a lush, tropical environment with organic fruit trees (you can enjoy the fruit right off the tree for free), and close proximity to a hiking trail, amazing beaches, and killer snorkeling spots.
4) Makai Hale, Waimea
Described as “having a luxury resort all to ourselves,” Makai Hale offers a sense of tranquility, gorgeous ocean views, whale watching opportunities during the right season, and a romantic environment.
5) Shipman House Bed & Breakfast Inn, Hilo
This authentic Victorian Bed and Breakfast is on the National Register of Historic Places, and offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the monarchy period of Old Hawaii.
6) Lotus Garden Cottages, Volcano
Just moments away from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is this charming bed and breakfast is quite romantic, and has excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.
7) Mango Sunset Bed & Breakfast, Kailua-Kona
Located at Lyman Kona Coffee Farms at 2,100 feet in elevation, on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano in the Kona Coffee region, is this tiny family-operated bed and breakfast with just four rooms.
8) Haiku Plantation Inn Bed & Breakfast, Haiku
Built in the 1870s for Maui’s first pineapple plantation doctor, this historic home now serves as a truly Hawaiian style bed and breakfast.
9) Sharon’s Kailua Serenity Bed & Breakfast, Kailua
This lovely bed and breakfast features beautiful mountain views, and is only four blocks from famous Kailua Beach. If you’re missing your pup, you can also take resident dog Bailey for a walk.
10) Waipio Rim B&B, Honakaa
At 1,000 feet elevation, views include Waipio Valley, black sand beaches, taro fields, whales in the winter, and on a clear day, Maui in the distance. This single upstairs studio is extremely sought after – the bed and breakfast has 210 five-star reviews on Trip Advisor, and not a single other review.