What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Balinese furniture, mother-of-pearl inlay doors and koi ponds lend a Zen tranquility
- Close to everything but tucked away from the tourist bustle
- Owners are extremely easygoing; guests have the run of the house
- Environmentally responsible, with an on-site solar garden
What To Know
- This is more of a romantic retreat; children 17 and under are not permitted
- Located about a mile from Launiupoko Beach Park, the B&B sits on a mountain about a 10-minute drive from shops, markets and beaches
- Book spa appointments with on-call therapists prior to arrival
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Perched in the West Maui Mountains about five miles outside lovely Lahaina, this six-suite B&B feels like a private Balinese house. A central living room with serene nooks opens onto a small pool surrounded by koi ponds, trickling water pots and impeccably manicured flower gardens. Individually decorated, some suites have four-poster beds, while others are mod platform affairs, but all have both Balinese and Hawaiian touches, private lanais, outdoor showers and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs made from shell stone. After a day at the beach or golf course, keep the relaxation rolling with an in-room spa treatment or soak in the sea views from the meditation gazebo. Breakfast is as local as it gets, with most of the fruits and vegetables grown in the hotel’s organic gardens and orchards. Co-owners Dan and Amy are often on-site to dish out advice on getting the most out of Maui.
In the Area
Head a mile down from the hotel to catch the beginner-friendly breaks at Launiupoko Beach Park. Rent a board and book a lesson through Rivers to the Sea. Local favorite Leoda’s Pie Shop is a few miles to the left (order the coconut cream). Head to Lahaina for nouveau bistro fare at Lahaina Grill or super-rich ramen and steamed pork buns at Star Noodle. Plan well in advance to score tee times at any of Maui’s 17 golf courses.
How to Get There
This was our first time travelling to Hawaii and we not only fell in love with the Hawaii but this B+B and all the lovely people here! Such a quaint little house, lovely room, amazing location. Will defintely be staying here in the future and recommending it to our friends. Only downside was that the bathroom, including the toilet, doesn't have a seperate door from the bedroom- in case that really bothers people. The shower is outside which was lovely but also a little scary in the evenings. Regardless, we would still stay here again!
We stayed here on our honeymoon, first time to Maui. We were blown away and had the most wonderful time. We much preferred our time here than a fancy resort in Honolulu and wished we could return back instead! I enjoyed every second at Ho’oilo House. Dan was such a welcoming and knowledgable host, with some great recommendations for us to help us out, and lent us a cool box and had beach mats and parasols we could borrow as well.
We stayed in the Nalu room which was beautiful, with a stunning stone bath and outdoor shower, and private lanai. Bath robes, fresh beach and bathroom towels and an ironing board- so useful!
Waking up to the sea view and watching the sun set from our private terrace are special memories. The breakfast was lovely, laid back, relaxed and there were fresh eggs and homemade muffins every day. I noticed Dan and Amy go to lengths to accommodate all dietary requirements and also were environmentally conscious.
The bed was so comfy, everything was super clean. Yes we had a few bugs venturing in from the garden but it’s a homely place with a garden and terrace in a mountain landscape! We didn’t mind at all. I loved all the nature, especially the dragonflies and butterflies in the garden and around the pool, as well as the hibiscus and plumeria trees.
Can’t wait to come again if we are lucky enough to return to Maui, we will definitely stay here. Mahalo Amy and Dan for a wonderful holiday!
Ho'oilo House is AMAZING! Amy and Dan are both very nice and accommodating and the place itself is so unique. It feels like you're in a peaceful spa with a ton of plants and water features that make your stay so relaxing. I loved how open and airy the place is and how cozy our room was. We stayed in the Nalu room which had a great view and even though the lanai is open to the rest of the grounds, we never had anyone walk past our room and it still felt very private. The outdoor shower was fantastic and I'm trying to convince my husband we need one at home! The bed was super comfy and there was plenty of space for the two of us.
Breakfast was super yummy with lots of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, muffins, homemade bread, and juices, although just be aware that it is not a typical hotel "hot" breakfast. But honestly being that its in the 80's already in the morning, I wasn't even craving a typical hot egg and pancake type of breakfast anyways! I also loved that they have loose leaf tea that you can make yourself and they of course have coffee.
The location was wonderful, it's in a lovely neighborhood away from the bustle of Lahaina, but it only takes about a 10 minute drive (if that) to get to all the shops and restaurants in town. We really liked being so close to a lot of delicious restaurant options (go get Hula Pie at Kimo's!!!) but didn't want to be right in the center of all the action so this was perfect for us.
Overall this was an absolutely wonderful place to stay and I hope we will get the opportunity to stay here again in the future! I would highly recommend staying here!