From Kona Airport:
After leaving the airport, turn right on Highway 19, which will merge into Highway 11 at Palani Road. Continue on about 2 more miles south past the town of Kailua-Kona, and watch for a green reflective sign on the right that says "Holualoa 3 Miles." Turn left at that intersection and go up the hill. (There is no stoplight, only a left turn lane). The name of our road is Hualalai Road.
Note: if you reach Lako Street on Highway 11, you have gone a little too far. Turn around and go north about a mile and look for the Holualoa 3 miles sign, and turn up the hill 1 ½ miles and as above. Hualalai Road is 1 mile north of Lako Street.
About 1 ½ miles up this windy road, you will see 10 MPH signs on the right to slow down for a very sharp horse shoe turn. Also look for the 4 round blue reflectors on a power pole. Our Inn is in the middle of the horse shoe curve on the right. There is a lighted lamp post and a sign above the mailbox, Hale Maluhia Bed & Breakfast.
For our Maile, Pikaki, Makua and Malia Rooms please turn into this concrete driveway in the center of the curve and go clear to the end to the second garage door. The front door will be on the right, porch lights will be on.
Please ring the Queen Mary ships bell at the office upon your arrival, we will be looking for you. For returning guests, you may go directly to your room, the key is in the door.
For our Banyan Cottage please continue on around and past this driveway, and look for the second mailbox that says "Banyan C". The number on the mailbox is 76-770 Hualalai Road. This is also visible at night. Turn right immediately into the Banyan Cottage parking area. The porch light will be on and the key will be in the door, you can go right in. We will be watching for you. If it is late, we will catch up with you in the . It is best to park with the back of the car to the Cottage for better vision in leaving.
Proceed north toward Kona on Highway 11 from the Volcano, passing through 4 stop lights: Kamehameha III, Sea View, Lako Street.
Look for the green Holualoa 3 miles sign, and turn right up the hill.
Follow the directions outlined above.
Please give us an approximate arrival time if possible, as some of the flights come in late. We wish you pleasant travels and look forward to your visit. Please let us know if you have any questions.
The travel time around the Big Island of Hawaii takes an actual driving time of about 5 hours. Hilo is the wettest city in the U.S. with 120 inches of rain per year and the Volcano area is a tropical rain forest of 200 inches per year. Kona is on the dry/sunny side of the island with 30 inches of rain per year and enjoys the best beaches.
We would be happy to arrange adventure trips including Kayak rentals, snorkeling, fishing, helicopter rides and boat cruises. Please ask us directions to the many natural and cultural sites on the island.
Review our Area Guide for more information about Hawaii Island.