(800) 860-4852 or (808) 579-9764
799 Poho Pl, Kuau
This inn is adjacent to (and run by) Mama’s Fish House restaurant, so you can expect attention to details, such as nice furnishings, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, use of beach gear and access to a DVD library. Located next to the tiny sand beach in front of Mama’s (which also has a tide-pool good for keiki when the surf’s not too high), rates in the non-oceanfront units are the best deal. This place can feel busy with the restaurant on site, more than 300 employees, and the traffic that comes along with that. The décor in all rooms is an eclectic blend, but each is unique and very nice. All rooms have a kitchen or kitchenette and some type of outdoor seating (or beach!). The couples-only junior suites do not have BBQs, but they have private courtyards, double showers and whirlpool tubs.
Studio (450 sq. ft.) is $275. 1/1 cottages (525–850 sq. ft.) are $300–$850. Junior suites (575 sq. ft.) are $425. 2/1s with a garden view (750 sq. ft.) are $395. The oceanfront cottages, two duplex buildings with 2/1s upstairs and downstairs (850 sq. ft.), are $850 a night. (They’re wonderfully located, but $850 is a lot to choke down.) Of the oceanfront cottages, the Ono room has the poorest views—you’ll see only a piece of the ocean. 3-night minimum. If you stay less than three nights, there is an extra service fee.