Located on the Big Island, Holualoa Inn sits at the base of Mount Hualalai and is surrounded by hiking trails, gardens, and ocean views (cue amazing sunsets) from basically anywhere on the property, including the pool, hot tub, and rooftop gazebo. Rooms capture the island’s Polynesian vibes with lots of hardwoods and colorful patterns.
The inn is surrounded by more than 5,000 coffee trees, from which they brew their own Kona. Beyond the superb cup o’ Joe, breakfast also includes good stuff from the garden, namely fruits you’ve seen on grocery store shelves but rarely in the wild, like banana, avocado, figs, papaya, pineapple, and lilikoi. (Okay maybe you haven’t seen that last one in grocery stores.) Of particular note: Chef Crystal Butori trained for a hot minute with James Beard of The James Beard Awards fame.