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Centennial, Colorado
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Look no further if you're considering a place to stay close to Waipio Valley. Words can't describe the views from this place. Paula was a great hostess and the rooms are VERY nice. I give Paula and Dan straight A's! Great place. Marty from Denver, CO

1Thank coloradojlg
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We stayed four nights at Hale Kakui and were so glad we did. The view is exactly as pictured only changing for the better depending on weather conditions. Our host, Paula welcomed us and helped us with any questions we had about the area and left us to browse and harvest in the orchard. The unit was spotless and well...

2Thank itchyfeetVA
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights during the second week of our honeymoon. We had a wonderful stay in this very special and magical place. The cottage was incredibly comfortable and had everything we needed. The view was breathtaking at all times of day. Despite there being a number of cottages, we were amazed at the privacy...

2Thank Catherine B
St Peter MN
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Simply the most magnificent views on the Island. All of the units are decorated quaintly and adequately stocked for simple cooking. The smell from the fruit orchard and flowering trees is heavenly. The care takers Paula and Dan are so knowledgeable and more then helpful from the booking process to key spots to go. I would highly recommend staying here....

1Thank Kelly W
Allegan, Michigan
Reviewed 16 June 2013

This place has new owners, Paula the hostess told me they have had it for about a year. Which wil probably explain why my experience was so different from the bad ones aready listed. First thing you notice when you enter the cottage is the amazing view of the coast, it's absolutely breathtaking and the whole front of the cottage...

7Thank CandyC
Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 15 April 2013

The reviews have all been pretty accurate. This small property is ideal for exploring Waipio Valley and the Hamakua coast. All rooms have a balcony (some with soaking tub) looking out over the cliffs to the north of Waipio Valley- such a great view, and with the changing light & clouds, you never see it the same twice. Accommodations were...

5Thank fotobrad
Conifer, Colorado
Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in this lovely cottage overlookong the cliffs of the Hamakua Coast on the Northeast side of the big island. We could not get enough of this spectacular view! It is next to the Waipio Valley, and sits above a beaufitul orchard with a variety of tropical fruit trees. One large room, open and airy, with...

6Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 July 2012

We stayed at hale kukui a few days back, Totally agree with everyone else's review....and to be honest were really just telling the same story - its all good. The view is unbelievable (unless of course you live on the coast near a huge valley with amazing views). The cottage is spacious and comfortable with a good kitchen (enough to...

5Thank Egg&Banana
Charlottesville, VA
Reviewed 2 March 2012

What an amazing location! Hale Kukui Orchard overlooks the Waipio Valley, with a lovely orchard in the foreground. It's just gorgeous. Our room (Orchard Cottage) was extremely spacious and comfortable. We wandered through the orchard and picked fresh fruit for breakfast. We only wish we could have stayed longer. Our hostess was very congenial and helpful, but not intrusive. The...

5Thank Eeyore17
Manchester, uk
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Lovely private studio with beautiful views, pick your own orchard fruit, soaking tub on the balcony.


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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
See Hale Kukui's was featured in Aloha Magazine, Sotheby's international and HGTV for its phenomenal views, great service and ranks number 1 in the area. Located in the village of Kuikuihaele just outside of Honoka'a. We have 3 cottages. A two bedroom cottage, studio cottage and orchard cottage all have spectacular ocean and Waipio views on 5 acres of exotic permaculture organic orchard with every kind of common to bizarre fruits, nuts, coffee, cocoa,, orchids and other flowers on the property. We even have our own swimming hole and a 650 foot waterfall above the famous black sand beach in Waipio Valley. Each private cottage has its own private full bathroom, lanai/deck and hot soaking tub on the lanai. Most amazing views can be seen from your bed. Extra air mattresses are possible. Great for a honeymoon or small wedding with best views on the Big Island! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hale Kukui

Address: 48-5460 Kukuihaele Road, Mailing-P.O. Box 273, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Honokaa
Price Range: $285 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hale Kukui 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The view from the studio cottage was amazing, but the larger cottage next door was even better, with a view of an additional waterfall, so if you have enough people to justify the additional expense, ask for the cottage closest to the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles 297nancys, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose the room closest to the caretakers - you will get the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles PartyAnimal123, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the cottage. Very private and great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Cakeicer, 2 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Take some mosquito repellant, they can be very hungry in the evenings outside. Maybe have a torch handy if you are staying in the cottage as there's no path to it and it can be easier negotiating the lawn with some branches on it at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Egg&Banana, 30 Jun 2012 | Read review
“The Orchard Cottage is wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Eeyore17, 2 Mar 2012 | Read review
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