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A Unique Hawaiian B&B Adventure

Four Asian inspired buildings overlooking Kulaniapia Falls
Kulaniapia Adventures: 120 ft Waterfall Rappel
The Residence offers 5 rooms: The Residence Suite,
King Kamehameha, Queen Lilio'ukalani, Prince Kalakaua and Princess Kaiulani
The Residence at Sunrise, taken from the Jade Cottage Lanai
Daily Breakfast on the Residence Lanai
Jade Cottage, Pagoda Guest House and Harmony House
from the Residence Lanai
Pagoda Guest House
Harmony House offers 6 rooms:
Orchid, Jasmine, Lehua, Pikake (view), Maile (view), Hibiscus (junior suite)
Harmony House Common Area
Ohana Room off the Residence Lanai
Board Games, Mini Fridge, Coffee and Tea
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls sits among 22 lush, natural acres, surrounding Hawaii’s largest privately accessible waterfall. The Kulaniapia experience is like no other, just minutes from town, but completely away. Whether you come for relaxation, adventure or both, nothing quite prepares you for how much you find of each.

Accommodations are provided in several asian inspired buildings. The Residence, which includes our largest family suite, the Jade Cottage with a private covered lanai, the Pagoda Guest House with it’s own kitchen, and the Harmony House with some of the best waterfall views.

Breakfast is provided daily and included with your room rate. Enjoy a wholesome, locally sourced breakfast and the Big Island’s best coffee, all while enjoying the view of our namesake falls each morning.

The Kulaniapia Adventures team operates guided waterfall rappelling tours of Kulaniapia Falls, and can arrange for many other adventure activities around the island.

Pagoda Guest House: The only bed with a view
Pagoda Guest House: Sliding doors create a tropical indoor outdoor living room.
Pagoda Guest House: Large, open living and dining room. Full size pullout sofa. TV and Chrome workstation not pictured.
Pagoda Guest House: The only full kitchen available to guests.
The Residence Suite: Expansive, one bedroom, luxury unit in excess of 1200 square feet.
The Residence Suite: Well appointed with fine art and the owners personal effects.
The Residence Suite: Large master bedroom with views of Hilo bay.
The Residence Suite: View from the screened lanai.
The Residence Suite: Large shower with room for 2 and a view.
The Residence Suite: Large master bathroom with two sinks and a water closet.
The Jade Cottage: Fully detached private cottage with a private lanai and waterfall views.
Jade Cottage: A cozy studio with your own mini-fridge.
The Jade Cottage: Private covered lanai with comfortable out door furniture and waterfall views while standing (or being tall).
Maile Room (Harmony House)
Maile Room, Balcony View (Harmony House)
Pikake Room (Harmony House)
Pikake Room, Balcony View (Harmony House)
King Kamehameha Room (Residence Building)
King Kamehameha Room, Window View (Residence Building)
Queen Lilio'ukalani Room (Residence Building)
Hibiscus Garden Suite (Harmony House)
Hibiscus Garden Suite, Screened Lanai (Harmony House)
Princess Kaiulani Room (Residence Building)
Prince Kalakaua Room (Residence Building)
Jasmine Room (Harmony House)
Orchid Room (Harmony House)
Lehua Room (Harmony House)
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Join the Kulaniapia Adventures team on a guided rappel down our 120 foot waterfall.
$149 per guest when booked with your room reservation.
Self-guided Meditation in our Flying Buddha's Sanctuary
Feel the power of Kulaniapia Falls
Kulaniapia Falls from the Bamboo Garden trail
Lookout on Waterfall trail
Hike through lush natural rainforests
Lighting from a Special Event
Mauna Kea in the background
All 4 waterfalls and the Bamboo Garden trails
Natural and awe inspiring, Kulaniapia offers guests daily adventures, on the property and beyond. Enjoy miles of trails, bamboo gardens, swimming and kayaking at the base of the falls, and guided rappelling tours down, all among the sights and sounds that make the island come alive. Enjoy your time among coqui frogs, geckos, dragonflies, beautiful birds and tropical weather as your experience Hawaii up close and personal.

Whether your day calls for self reflection in our Flying Buddha’s sanctuary, or a Waterfall Rappelling Adventure, each day at Kulaniapia is yours to experience how you wish.

Kulaniapia is an eco-friendly and sustainable property, generating all of our power from a hydroelectric system powered by the falls. While many luxury amenities are provided (high speed WiFi, guest computers, hair dryers, plentiful hot water), we do not provide air conditioning and encourage thoughtful consumption of resources.

For a deeper understanding of the Kulaniapia Experience, we invite you to read our blog, and learn more about the property, the people, the vision and values we share.


Kulaniapia offers an entirely unique, all inclusive, Full Experience product for weddings, groups, retreats and private events. Let us take care of everything and help you design the experience of a lifetime.

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