Hale Kai Hawaii offers oceanfront accommodations and a spectacular, panoramic view of the blue Pacific Ocean and Hilo Bay. We overlook the popular Honolii surfing beach in a peaceful location just 2 miles north of historic Hilo Town.  

While at Hale Kai (House on the Ocean) Hawaii, enjoy watching surfers, dolphins, and seasonal humpback whales during their annual migration to the Hawaiian Islands from the north Pacific.

Hale Kai Hawaii is recommended in the leading online sites and guidebooks for the Hawaiian Islands, including TripAdvisor, Frommer's, Fodors, Lonely Planet, Off the Beaten Path, Ulysses, Rough, Moon, and Hawaii, The Big Island Revealed.


Explore some of the many attractions just a short trip away.


Honolii Surfing Beach
3 Minutes

Hawaii Plantation Museum
1.5 miles

Historic Hilo Town
2 miles

Hilo Farmers Market
2 miles

Lyman Museum & Mission House
2 miles

Pacific Tsunami Museum
2 miles

Hapuna Beach
1.5 hours

Downtown Kona
2 hours

Mokupapapa: Discovery Center
2 miles

Banyan Drive & Liliuokalani Gardens
3 miles

Suisan Fish Market
3 miles

Rainbow Falls & Boiling Pots
3 miles

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
3 miles

`Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
3 miles

Waimea (Parker Cattle Ranch area)
1 hour

Honaunau (Place of Refuge)
2.5 hours

Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
6 miles

Richardson’s Beach Park (snorkeling)
7 miles

Akaka Falls
9 miles

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
11 miles

Laupahoehoe Train Museum
20 miles

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
30 miles

Waipio Valley
32 miles

Mauna Kea Observatories Visitor Center
1 hour

A wonderful time, a dream site out of the movies. Exactly what you imagine Hawaii should be. And the hospitality is the finest I’ve seen in my travels. Your home is a place I look forward to returning to.
— Hannah, Marilyn, and Fred - Burke, Virginia
There are those moments in life when time stands still and you are aware of how happy you are! This happened to us here ... hope to see you again soon.
— Hildegard and Peter - Munich, Germany
Wonderful location, good company, the highlight of my vacation. Delicious breakfast. Best place I’ve stayed in five trips to the islands. Thank you.
— Betsy - Wilmington, North Carolina
Wow, wow, & wow again! More than just another day in Paradise! We felt at home, so ... more thanks than the tongue can tell!
— Susan and Bob - Heath, Massachusetts
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay. The breakfasts were amazing! And you are definitely a wealth of information.
— Beth and Nino - Mulberry, Florida
You have a fabulous place here. Your friendly, helpful, and informed family coupled with the perfect setting left us wanting more. Thank you.
— Nicole and Charles - US Navy, Japan