Wonderful time at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls!
Posted Jul 4, 2016
Having read the reviews I expected theThe Inn at Kulaniapia Falls to be a nice place to stay, and our experience certainly exceeded our expectations. To get to the Inn involved a scenic 20 minute drive through narrow paved country road and beside a coffee plantation. When we arrived at the Inn we were presented with a delightful location overlooking the spectacular falls and pool below. The staff at the Inn were ever so helpful and friendly, and the accommodations were very comfortable.
After settling in we headed off to drive to the Mauna Kea visitors center (about 1hr drive) to see the sunset, and on our way back we stopped at Hilo for dinner.
The next morning I got up early to go for a run down the country roads, after which I was joined by my wife and son for an pre-breakfast swim in the pool below the waterfall. While the water was a bit cold, the swim was one of the highlights of our trip and I would certainly recommend getting up early for the experience. After the swim we were served a delicious breakfast on the deck of the Inn, that overlooks the spectacular scenery of the falls and pond. Would have loved to stay longer!
The WiFi was the fastest of any we experienced during our Hawaiian trip.
While breakfast was delicious, for dinner you really need to head back towards Hilo as dinner is not available at the Inn. This was not an issue for us, as we had dinner on our return from Mauna Kea.