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A Unique Hawaiian B&B

The Residence
Rooms: Residence Suite, King, Queen, Prince and Princess
The Residence at Sunrise, from the Jade Cottage
Daily Breakfast on the Lanai
Jade Cottage, Pagoda Guest House and Harmony House
from the Residence Lanai
Jade Cottage
Pagoda Guest House
Pagoda Guest House
Lofted Master Bedroom Suite
Pagoda Guest House Living Room
Pagoda Guest House Living Room
Harmony House
Rooms: Orchid, Jasmine, Lehua, Pikake, Maile, Hibiscus
Harmony House Common Area
Ohana Room off the Residence Lanai
Board Games, Mini Fridge, Coffee and Tea
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls sits among 22 lush, natural acres, surrounding Hawaii’s largest privately accessible waterfall. The Kulaniapia experience is like no other, just minutes from town, but completely away.

Accommodations are provided in several asian inspired buildings. The residence, which includes our largest family suite, the Jade Cottage with a private covered lanai, the Pagoda Guest House with it’s own kitchen, and the Harmony House with some of the best waterfall views.

Breakfast is provided daily and included with your room rate. Enjoy a wholesome, locally sourced breakfast and the big island’s best coffee, all while enjoying the view of our namesake falls each morning.

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Self-guided Meditation with our Flying Buddha
Feel the power of Kulaniapia Falls
Kulaniapia Falls from the Bamboo Garden trail
Lookout on Waterfall trail
Hike through lush natural rainforests
Lighting from a Special Event
Mauna Kea in the background
All 4 waterfalls and the Bamboo Garden trails
Natural and awe inspiring, Kulaniapia offers guests daily adventures, on the property and beyond. Enjoy miles of trails, bamboo gardens, swimming and kayaking at the base of the falls, and all of the sights and sounds that make the island come alive. Enjoy your time among coqui frogs, geckos, dragonflies, beautiful birds and any type of weather as your experience Hawaii up close and personal.

Kulaniapia is eco-friendly and sustainable property, generating all of our power from a hydroelectric system powered by the falls. While many luxury amenities are provided (high speed WiFi, guest computers, hair dryers, plentiful hot water), we do not provide air conditioning and encourage thoughtful consumption of resources.


Kulaniapia encourages experience architects everywhere to dream big. Whether you are interested in working with our wedding planner for one of our destination wedding packages or have something out of this world in mind, we’re here to make your dream a reality.

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