For these rates (starting at $355), you could be staying in one of the lower-priced rooms on the Kohala Coast resort—but then again, the inn on this 30-acre estate with 5,100 coffee trees offers privacy you’d be hard-pressed to match. Off the main road in the art and coffee enclave of Holualoa, the 7,000-square-foot contemporary Hawaiian main building hosts six immaculate suites, all with warm hardwood floors, luxurious baths, and timeless furnishings. Most offer sweeping views of the coastline more than 1,000 feet below; the handsome Coffee Cherry Suite has a lush garden view, as well as a private hot tub. For even more privacy, the one-bedroom Darrell Hill Cottage, a former artist’s residence, includes a handsomely appointed kitchen, cozy sitting area, and wraparound lanai, also overlooking the sea. Owner Sandy Hazen’s Kona coffee brand, Brazen Hazen, accompanies gourmet breakfasts prepared by a chef, but you can also take a mug up to the rooftop gazebo or enjoy it by the oceanview pool.
- Jeanne Cooper