For an off-the-beaten-path travel experience wrapped in Hawaiian luxury, baby boomers should turn their cars away from the Big Island’s coast and head for the hills. The hills overlooking Honokaa on the Hamakua coast to be exact. That’s where you’ll find Waianuhea Bed and Breakfast.

When Alan and I visited, we experienced true Aloha spirit at the eco-inspired property. The friendly staff did every thing they could to make our stay relaxing. Upon our late evening arrival, we discovered a welcome note on the door and a glass of merlot waiting for us on the bedside table of our room.

The next morning, we looked out the window to see a green paradise. Waianuhea sits on a hill surrounded by emerald-colored rolling farmland. Mist from the volcano, Mauna Kea, is the reason for the lush appearance and the bed and breakfast’s name, which means” fragrant mountain mist.”

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