Lilikoi Inn, Kona, Hawaii
The Lilikoi Inn is situated on three unspoiled acres of lush Kona Coffee Country on the west side of Hawaii’s “Big Island.” All of the rooms come complete with a private bathroom, wireless Internet access, cable television, relaxing decor, a private entrance and a full breakfast. Each room also comes with access to our relaxing hot tub, a convenient laundry area, as well as our newly remodeled gourmet guest kitchen.
We serve all meals on our beautiful lanai (Hawaiian covered porch), which has expansive views of the worldfamous Kona Coast. Additionally, the property has an abundance of lilikoi (the Hawaiian word for passion fruit), which guests are welcome to pick! About the hosts — Shai and Trina (pictured right) are originally from the San Francisco Bay Area where they ran a bustling Cafe and Catering company for 25 years. Upon their move to Hawaii’s “Big Island,” they discovered the tranquil artist’s village of Holualoa, nestled just above the larger town of Kailua-Kona.
With perfect weather and serene tropical surroundings, they knew that it was unfair to keep their new home all to themselves, so they look forward to welcoming you with a cup of Kona coffee – grown just outside your door! Shai is a trained chef with a broad range of culinary talent. Having lived and traveled in Brazil, Israel and Thailand, Shai combines his love of food from these regions with his creativity, to prepare sumptuous daily breakfasts, gourmet dinners or picnic lunches fit for any occasion – a very special treat, so let him know if you’re interested while you’re here.
Along with food, Trina and Shai have a passion for languages. Shai speaks five and Trina teaches part time language classes in Spanish, Hebrew, French, and English. Along with ensuring smooth operations and comfort at the Inn, Trina is often accompanied by her quiet and loving dog, Teddy. So if you miss your pet while you’re away, we’ve got you covered.
“We welcome you to our home and look forward to sharing it with you!” –Trina and Shai. (E Komo Mai – Welcome! Phone: 808-333-5539 or lilikoiinn.com.)