It is with great sadness, that I have to make this announcement: Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast is no longer receiving reservations and visitors.
It has been 18 years ago that I first opened our doors. Over many years we have had visitors from all over the world. Many times during their stays we would become close and it was not only in-depth information on island sites, events and affairs that was shared, but we often became close. Many of my guests I have been in touch with over the years, many of them came back multiple times or recommended Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast to family and friends. A good number of them loved it so much that they bought property and homes and moved here inspired by their experience here at the B & B. I loved sharing with everybody about the beauty of this island, how special this community is, the Hawaiian culture, the importance of malama-ing the places we visit and the sharing of Aloha. I loved meeting people and welcoming them to this very special place, giving them a chance to experience Aloha and to be able to take back to their homelands a memory that was beyond the sites and checklists from a guidebook. Many guests have become close friends that are part of our day-to-day lives.
The lava inundation of our beloved Leilani Estates and the fact that we don’t know, if we can ever again live in our home, however, make it necessary to take this step and close this chapter. It is difficult to let go of this amazing part of my life, but I have come to accept the circumstances and events.
At this part of my post I would love to give very special thanks to my trusted friend and partner in crime Shawna Nyberg, who has been with this operation for almost 6 years. She was available to back me up at any time and she gave her all to provide great services to our guests. Many of you have met her over the years. There were others helping in the background to make this operation go smoothly: CJ & Keoni our maintenance guys, Miriam & Joe, Jasmine, Chris & Chase, my special neighbors Val, Logan, Ryan & Jen, special friends always there to help (Maureen, Jay & Gloria, Bo & Pete), repair people from Sears (especially Billy & Jeff), Hawaiian Telcom, etc. I want to thank the people I worked with from Reservation Nexus, Acorn-IS Internet Services and Expedia. Thank you to the many travel agents (Umfulana, Aloha Breeze, BeBack Hawaii, My Hawaii Tours, EEST Reisen, etc), Partners in Pahoa $ Puna (Kaleo’s Bar & Grill, Ning’s, Paolo’s Bistro) and other partners for your many years of support and great collaboration. Special mahalos go to Ikaika Marzo & Kalapana Cultural-Tours, Shane Turpin & Lava Ocean Tours, Warren Costa & Native Guide Hawaii We love you all!
There will be a new chapter in our lives: Chris & Alyssia – my kids, our two cats (Spirit & Leo), our dog Anela are saying Mahalo from the bottom of our hearts and A Hui Hou – until we meet again. Please, stay in touch, we love you!
Please, give us a little time, we will be starting to refund deposits as soon as we are able to catch our breath. Aloha!