This is one of my favorite B&Bs, located in the most convenient (and sunny) section of Haiku’s rainforest. Built in 1921 for the manager of the bygone pineapple cannery, this charming estate has been converted into a pastoral inn. Tropical fruit trees abound on the 3-acre property, alongside sweet-smelling plumeria and gingers. Guests are welcome to help themselves to papayas, avocados, bananas, and citruses. In the main house are two large, attractively furnished guest rooms and a modest suite with a small kitchenette. The two-bedroom cottage across the lawn has a nicely stocked kitchen and a two-car garage—perfect for families or travelers needing to stow windsurfing or scuba equipment. Much of the inn’s handcrafted furniture and flooring was made from eucalyptus and mango trees milled on the property. Local artists contributed the exceptional paintings decorating nearly every wall. Rates include a breakfast of fresh fruits and pastries from the local bakery, lovingly prepared by the resident innkeeper, Benni Denbeau. The long-time Maui resident has marvelous suggestions for where to go and what to do. She raised her family here; the entire property is child-friendly. The inn is just uphill from Haiku’s great restaurants, grocery store, and day spa.
- Shannon Wianecki