Pacific Islands Reservations Acquires Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts

May 30, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
KAILUA, OAHU, HAWAII. Pacific Islands Reservations, Hawaii's premiere provider of luxurious vacation rentals, today announced the acquisition of Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts, one of the state's oldest and most trusted providers of B&B accommodations.

Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts, was established in 1990 by Barbara Campbell and quickly gained a reputation for providing fine lodging at a decent price combined with great service. Travel guides were quick to notice that Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts was special. Frommer's wrote "The top reservations service in the state is Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts … The owners personally select the traditional homestays, cottages and inns, based on each one's hospitality, distinctive charm, and attention to detail." Other accolades followed. "The only bed and breakfast agency we found with consistently high standards for their properties it chooses to represent Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts" said The Best Places to Kiss in Hawaii. "When she recommends a spot, you're getting a real seal of approval worthy of embossing… Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts is just what the name says" said Best Places to Stay in Hawaii. Fourteen out of the Top 20 small hotels in Hawaii selected by Conde Naste in 2004 are represented by Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts.

Ingrid Carvalho, a long-time kama'aina (resident of Hawaii) established Pacific Islands Reservations in 1996 to provide upscale vacation rental homes, villas and estates on the island of Oahu. In 2001 she expanded her vacation rental listings to include the islands of Kauai, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. It wasn't long before Ingrid was known for the quality of accommodations, outstanding service and her all-around knowledge of the islands. With the acquisition of Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts, Pacific Islands Reservations is now able to offer the visitor to Hawaii an outstanding selection of accommodations to choose from: small boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals and luxurious beach front estates on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Ingrid is thrilled with the opportunity Hawaii's Bed & Breakfasts provides Pacific Islands Reservations. "It's finally come full circle. When I was just starting out in this business Barbara Campbell served as my mentor. I am so grateful for all her help, and to acquire Hawaii's Best upon her retirement is a dream come true" Carvalho stated. With the acquisition, Pacific Islands Reservations not only added almost 100 small bed and breakfast accommodations to their stable of rentals, but also now represents several wonderful boutique hotels and inns. Truly, no matter where, when or what type of accommodation the visitor to Hawaii is seeking, Pacific Islands Reservation most likely has what that visitor is looking for.

For those contemplating their first trip to Hawaii, or for returning visitors looking to experience Hawaii at its best, vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts offer something special. Vacation rentals are usually stand-alone houses with full kitchens. Many of them are located right on the water and boast private swimming pools and Jacuzzis as well. A few have their own tennis courts. Vacation rentals usually require a minimum of one week stay. Depending on the size of the group traveling, vacation rentals are often comparably priced with per-person hotel room rates, especially if the group takes advantage of the full kitchen for preparing their meals. It's similar to how a cab can be cheaper than the bus or subway if there are enough people sharing the fare.

Bed and breakfasts, also called B&Bs or BnBs combine attributes of both vacation rentals and hotels. Bed and breakfasts usually have between three and 15 private suites with baths. They have all the charm of a regal plantation estate without the hustle and bustle of a hotel. Often they are historic buildings. Bed and breakfasts are available for bookings of four days or more. Some bed and breakfasts provide a central dining room with meals provided at designated hours.

Boutique hotels are small hotels designed for peace and quiet. They offer the conveniences of hotels with the solitude of bed and breakfasts. As with all properties represented by Pacific Islands Reservation, each accommodation has been personally inspected by Ingrid Carvalho to make sure it measures up to her exacting standards of quality, great service and that certain je ne sais quoi that makes a good vacation extraordinary.

The islands of Hawaii have long been a vacation favorite. The islands are quite varied and offer something for everyone. Kauai, the oldest of the islands is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all of Hawaii's islands, replete with the verdant images that most travelers have come to associate with a tropical Paradise. Mist-shrouded mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, lush valleys, and pristine beaches have still not been overshadowed by the island's modern development. Not surprisingly, Kauai's beauty has been seen in many movies and television shows.

Oahu, the third largest island in Hawaii's chain, is the state's most visited and most populated island. Travelers to Oahu will find lots to do and see in and around Honolulu and Waikiki. Most of the famous landmarks associated with Hawaii are on the island of Oahu: Diamond Head, the Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl Cemetery , Iolani Palace (the only royal residence in the United States), the Bishop Museum, the Polynesian Cultural Center, North Shore big wave surfing and Hanauma Bay. Once outside the city, the island of Oahu displays just as much natural beauty and rural character as its sister islands.
Visitors to Maui will be delighted to discover the island's more rural character in its off-the-beaten-track locations: the "upcountry" slopes of Haleakala; the Paia area, best known for the popular windsurfing beach at Ho'okipa; Kihei/Wailea, close to some of Maui's favorite local beaches; or heavenly Hana, revered for its beauty and solitude.

The Big Island of Hawaii is an island of contrasts. The Big Island offers beauty and diversity. From rainy Hilo with its fabulous waterfalls and thriving flora to the raw awesome power of the volcanoes, to the gold coast of sunny Kona, big game fishing capital of the world, to the upcountry rolling meadows and hills of Waimea, the Big Island of Hawaii is a study in contrasts.

Some of Pacific Islands Reservations favorite accommodations are:

The Lanikai Beach Villa, a superb four bedroom beach front villa on Oahu, offers indoor and outdoor tropical living at its finest.

Just up the shoreline is the Kailua Beach Estate, a six bedroom vacation home with pool on world famous Kailua Beach.

The North Shore Estate is located on a bluff overlooking the ocean at Kilauea on the island of Kauai. This five bedroom estate offers North shore Kauai living in a setting fit for royalty.

Olowalu is a beach front three bedroom family vacation home in Lahaina, Maui situated on a large lawn that leads to the water. For relaxing there is an outdoor hot tub.

Hale Aloha is an architecturally inspired four bedroom vacation home on the ocean in Puako on the Big Island of Hawaii. Tropical grounds and a large swimming pool are property features.

Pacific Islands Reservations represents close to 300 of the finest Hawaii vacation rentals, Bed & Breakfasts and Boutique Hotels in the islands and is able to accommodate with aloha everything from the solo traveler to groups of 20 or more. Each property has been carefully screened to ensure that the vacationer to Hawaii receives the very best in service, lodging, amenities, and location so that their island vacation experience is the best that it can be. Pacific Islands Reservations operates 11 web sites which may be accessed at

Hawaii is a year round vacation paradise. Pacific Islands Reservations advises you to make your reservations for all Hawaii vacation rentals and bed & breakfast accommodations at least six months in advance. Holiday dates are usually booked up to a year in advance, so plan accordingly.