2-, 3-, or 5-Night Stay for Two with Optional Dinner at Waianuhea in Honoka'a, HI

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Hotel at a Glance: Waianuhea

Tropical gardens, a lily pond, and views of the Pacific Ocean all make up the scenery of this resort, which is perched on the side of Hawaii’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea. The inn embraces its natural surroundings by following eco-friendly practices, including sustainable dining, solar-powered electricity, and rainwater that’s collected, filtered, and recycled for use in the guest rooms. Despite the setting’s remote, tucked-away feel, guests have access to a host of modern amenities, including an on-site spa.

  • Sustainable dining: Chefs craft sesame-crusted mahi mahi and coconut milk sweet mashed potatoes using fresh seafood and produce grown in the on-site gardens. See a sample menu.
  • Rise and shine with a complimentary gourmet breakfast including fresh pastries, tropical fruit, and hot breakfast entrees.
  • Colorful guest rooms featuring floral accents, views of the tropical landscape, and coconut chai bath products made locally; select rooms have fireplaces and balconies
  • Natural relaxation: The on-site spa is solar-heated.
  • Sample local wines at the evening wine hour for resort guests.
  • Notable nod: Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2013

Honoka’a, Hawaii: Farmers’ Markets and Historic Boardwalk Near Waipio Valley

A steep paved road winds down the side of Mauna Kea Mountain from Honoka’a to the lush Waipio Valley, once a getaway for the royalty on Hawaii’s Big Island. Today, tourists can hop on a shuttle from Honoka’a and reach the valley within 20 minutes. Once there, you can hike or horseback ride to explore volcanic sand beaches, dense tropical forests, and narrow waterfalls that spout out of the deep green hillsides. If you don’t want to head into Waipio, you can admire the landscape from atop Waipio Lookout.

Things are relatively quiet back in downtown Honoka’a, which produced sugar for more than a century. Local farmers still set up shop at the weekly farmers’ market each Saturday to sell fresh pineapples, macadamia nuts, and coffee. Stroll down Mamane Street’s wooden boardwalk to see shops that sell antiques and souvenirs, and the art deco-style Honoka’a People’s Theater.<p>

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What You Get

  • Stay for two. Click here to see all options.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 5/2/14
Travel by: 11/30/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Taxes: 13.4% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Gourmet dinners by request
  • Gourmet breakfast
  • Eco-friendly practices
  • Internet access available

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/2/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 11/30/14
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 13.4% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

A’ala Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Olu’Olu Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Li’oli’o Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Malamalama Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available free of charge
  • Smoking policy: smoking is not allowed inside the house
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Hilo International Airport (ITO; 48 miles) and Kona International Airport (KOA; 52 miles)

Customer Reviews

Everything stood out and was spectacular. The view, the seclusion, the amazing breakfast with WOG juice (Waianuhea's version of POG) and the service was impeccable. They also had bikes for us to use so that was a high point of our weekend.
Gabriela O. · October 5, 2014
Beautiful grounds, clean house, and wonderful house staff. Breakfasts were delicious and afternoon happy hour was a nice relief.
Anthony K. · September 28, 2014
Everything was wonderful! We would like to return to Mainauhea again soon!
Masako F. · May 22, 2014
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