What to Expect When You Arrive
Activities Desk / Concierge services -
One of the main reason visitors come to Hawaii is for the Adventure....and we can get you pointed in the right direction. We have successfully operated our Inn for 16 years, and during that time we have been able to identify, and are Certified Re-Sellers of the very best activities the Big Island has to offer.
We can offer you a 10% discount on bookings for the following companies that are made through Kulaniapia. Some of these tours are very popular, so we encourage you to make your bookings as early as possible.
Hawaii Forest & Trail
is the preeminent interpretive tour company on the Big Island. With a stellar reputation for providing the most informative tours in Hawaii, and with sole access to some of the most pristine and private areas on the Big Island, this company deserves the accolades it has received. Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventures, A tour through the National Wildlife Refuge in the Hakalau Forest, Volcano Adventures, and Kohala ZipLine Adventures. This Company has the Big Island Covered..!!
KapohoKine Zip Line Tours
is the best ZipLine tour in east Hawaii, and for the price, we think this is real bargain. A 3 hour tour starting in downtown Hilo at the KapohoKine Shop where you are taken by van very close to the headwaters of the Honolii River. During the drive you’ll receive a narrative about our local culture (often in hilarious pigeon) At the ZipLine location you’ll be given a complete safety course to become familiar with the equipment and then you’ll soar through the treetops and over the Honolii River.
offers fixed wing air tours in their 8 passenger Cessna passenger aircraft. Leave from Hilo and tour Volcano National Park and circle over an abundance of Waterfalls enroute.
We can offer you a 5% discount on the following Helicopter tours
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Blue Hawaiian's “Circle of Fire plus Waterfall” tour
“Feel the Heat” tour (doors off)
Maximize your limited time on the Big Island by making your activities arrangements before you arrive.
That way, you know you have space available that will fit your itinerary.
Available Lunch -
Included in your room rate is our full breakfast of eggs cooked to order and our own Macadamia Nut Waffles, an Island assortment of fruits, breads and Jams and is complimentary.
We do now also offer an available Lunch from 11:30 to 3:00 pm every day. Only here for one night and you have limited time..?? come before our normal check in at 3:30 and have a leisurely lunch and enjoy the property before checking into you room. Traveling and sightseeing every day have you a little beat up..?? relax at your leisure on site and enjoy a light lunch without having to go into town.
Our lettuce is locally grown Hydroponic varieties and is pesticide, herbacide and pathogen free...Clean, Fresh, and Delicious. and our dressings, either Ceasar or our Raspberry Vinigairette are “Broke da mouth”. Our Pizza is prepared by one of our best local restaurants..."Cafe Pesto", and baked fresh and ready in 30 minutes.
(Download a pdf version of our menu here)
Bamboo Garden - Enjoy 2 miles of walking trails that weave along the powerful Waiau River to a triple tiered waterfall in our Bamboo Garden. Here you will find over 20 varieties of mature and majestic Bamboo’s from all over the world and a large viewing deck that cantelevers over the river with incredible views of our 120 ft Kulaniapia Falls in the distance.
The Fine Print - All our guest rooms have private baths finished in marble and are equipped with soaps, shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryers. Irons available upon request. We have an informal check in procedure at Kulaniapia. There will usually be either an Innkeeper or one of the owners present to greet you upon arrival… however if for some reason we are in town doing errands when you arrive, or its quite late at night, you will find a large lit Welcome Board where you can find your name an room location. Your name will be on the door of your room, and the key will be in the door waiting for you. Check in is at 3:30 and check out is at 11:30.
We have a two week cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or change your dates, please let us know 2 weeks prior to your stay.