Grand Naniloa Hotel and Banyan Drive Cafes, Hilo

star star star star star
The Big Island, HI
Grand Naniloa Hotel and Banyan Drive Cafes, Hilo
More Like This

The Grand Naniloa Hotel sits on shimmering Hilo Bay. It's nice to take a stroll along Banyan Drive, under the rows of gorgeous banyan trees, and then duck into the resort for a meal. As you walk into the lobby, the bay is framed by an attractive open-air lounge area where sweet breezes blow. You can have a drink here at the bar and listen to live Hawaiian ukulele music and harmonies on Saturday nights. Walk downstairs to the lawn, gazebo and pool area.These grounds are wonderful to walk around. You can have a drink at Hula's while listening to the live bands play, on Saturday night. It's fun, though the music is way too loud. Hula's is open for all three meals, and also on holidays. Enjoy the wonderful views from the many windows. It's lovely!  

After, walk eight minutes to Coconut Island, for inspiring views. Continue on to Lilioukalani Gardens, one of the nicest spots in Hilo. Or walk in the other direction to Reed's Bay Beach Park.
For another spot with gorgeous views of the bay, eat at Hilo Bay Cafe on its big balcony. It is open for lunch or dinner, closed Sundays. There are a few items on the menu that are somewhat affordable, such as a burger $16 or fish and chips $18. Skip the chicken pot pie.

Continue to directions...

Sunset from the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

Rows of banyan trees on Banyan Drive.

Cute and clean corner store on Banyan Drive.

View from Hula Hula's in the morning, for breakfast.

Rich blue color of the bay, from Grand Naniloa Hotel.

Grounds of the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

Red ginger and banyan trees on Banyan Drive.

View from Hula Hula's.

Enjoying the view at Hula Hula's.

Hilo Bay Cafe and its silvery bay view.

Banyan tree in Lilioukalani Gardens, across the street from Hilo Bay Cafe.

Hilo Bay Cafe and its beautiful banyan tree.

Looking up at a banyan tree.

Banyan Drive is gorgeous.

Walking along Banyan Drive.

The breezy lobby of the Grand Naniloa.

Gazebo at the Grand Naniloa.

View from room at the Grand Naniloa.

It's lovely to walk along Banyan Drive.

Plants on Banyan Drive.

Red ginger, near the pool.

Ginger- so beautiful.

Incredible rainbow.

The most vibrant rainbow I've ever seen!

Rainbow as seen from the hotel grounds!

Banyan Gallery.

Looking up at the coconut trees on Banyan Drive.

Reeds Bay, at the far end of Banyan Drive.

Reeds Bay is a short walk away on Banyan Drive.

Reeds Bay Beach Park is a serene spot on Banyan Drive.

View of Mauna Kea from one of the hotel rooms.

Gazebo by the sea.

Waves crashing on rocks below the hotel room.

The grounds are lovely! Coconut Island is in the distance.

We could see the beginning of the Mauna Loa eruption, on November 28, 2022.


Grand Naniloa Hotel and Hula Hula's Restaurant are located at 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo HI 96720. Park along Banyan Drive.
Hilo Bay Cafe is located at 123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720, where Banyan Drive meets the bay. There is a parking lot.


Click on map for interactive view


Add your comments

Last Updated: Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:10:44 GMT

Text and Image copyright: © 2006-2024
Copying prohibited. Contact the editor | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram
Blog | The Official Mug | Privacy Settings | About Us