I consider myself an “alternative” vacationer, and appreciate staying in places that are unique and off the beaten “300 hotel rooms” path. The Ilikahi did not disappoint! The gorgeous Balinese-styled houses made this boutique hotel feel like I was living like a local.
I chose to stay in the Ginger Room, which had complete privacy and a very peaceful energy. I was easily able to cook my own breakfast in the kitchenette, stocked with my every culinary need.
I had rented a car, but found very little need for it. The central location of the Ilikahi made walking my chosen mode of transportation. I was easily able to walk to both the beach and into town. The hosts, Wallace and Kenneth, were so hospitable and even directed me to a great snorkeling spot where I ended up swimming with a sea turtle!
I spent each morning relaxing on the Balinese day bed and roaming their luscious gardens. I appreciated their dedication to operating their hotel in an eco-friendly fashion, with the use of solar energy and chemical free landscaping.
I can’t wait for my next trip to Maui, and The Ilikahi is the first thing I will be booking!
by H. Quilico