About the Holualoa Inn on the Island of Hawaii
The Holualoa Inn offers spectacular Pacific Ocean views, 30 lush acres of well-tended tropical fruit and flower gardens, over 5,100 Kona Coffee trees, custom-tiled mosaic pool, exquisite guestrooms, exceptional service, rooftop and garden gazebos with an abundance of Aloha Spirit.
"Stunning views of Kailua-Kona and the
sparkling Pacific below"
The Holualoa Inn…
an inspired vision of
Traditional plantation-style architecture creates a singular environment that effortlessly blends with the natural surroundings. Open air lanais capture fragrant garden aromas and soft tropical breezes. Abundant windows filter cool trade winds through the graceful spaces and allow views of the blue Pacific. All of this makes for a wonderful place to spend a romantic, luxury vacation.
Throughout the Inn, Old Hawai’i is masterfully echoed. Indigenous, original eucalyptus floors have been beautifully restored, and woven Lauhala matting embellishes the ceilings. Designed to take advantage of the tropical clime that allows indoor-outdoor living, the Great Room features select works from local artists, a player piano, traditional Polynesian furniture, stunning sculptural accents, and sweeping garden views. The dining room is set for an appetizing breakfast with its generous views of the Kona Coastline.
Facing the gardens and rows of Kona Coffee trees, the covered lanai, complete with rockers and a daybed, suggests an afternoon nap. One perfect perch, the rooftop gazebo is a favorite for both morning coffee and evening sunsets.
“The Holualoa Inn is not only beautiful and a treasure chest of fine things, it reminded us of the Amandari Hotel in Bali - (one of our favorite Hotels). I never thought I'd find in Hawaii, a hotel with the grace and elegance of real tropical paradise.”
Ginger Hall, Editor-in-Chief - ReallyHawaiian.com
a custom of community
The main level of the Inn features a bamboo guest kitchenette, a dining area, and a relaxed hakahaka – living space. The Inn offers complimentary laundry facilities, wireless Internet, and estate-grown 100% Kona Coffee. Each of the six guest rooms has a comfortable sitting area, private bath, original artwork, and features superb design details.
“Hawaii's real flowers are its people."
The Holualoa Inn and its picturesque surrounding land beckon to owner Cassandra Hazen, making it her favorite place in the Islands. Cassandra and her staff extend the generous Spirit of Aloha in gracious and attentive service. The entire team takes great pride and enjoyment in providing exceptional guest care.
a plane may bring you, but it is the experience that will transport you…
the grounds, land, and trails
“Hawaiian customs and practices demonstrate the belief that all portions of the land and environment are related, like members of an extended family, each environmental zone was named, and their individual attributes were known.”
Holualoa Inn is harmoniously situated among fragrant flower gardens, tropical fruit trees, Kona Coffee trees, culinary herb gardens, and walking trails. The drive is lined with avocado and mango trees, and red torch ginger flowers escort you up to the pineapple gardens, fruit orchard and new Malulani Pavilion that overlooks blue Hawaiian waters and coconut palms; a the perfect location for an event of your dreams.
The ocean view mosaic pool is the ideal spot to spend a long, lazy afternoon. Loll in a lounger or take refuge from the sun in the shade of a gazebo. Or, simply stop by for a refreshing dip on a warm day.
Early Hawaiian footpaths wind through the estate and along green pasture lands rich with sweet guava and liliko’i. Tall bamboo forests grow amid jungle trees and old-growth forests. A common site, Hawaiian pheasants journey the gardens in the evening as the breezes come down the mountain.
“All aspects of the land and all natural and cultural resources are interrelated, and all are culturally significant. The integrity of a landscape and its sense of place depend upon the well-being of the whole entity, not only a part of it. Thus, what we do to one part of the landscape has an affect on the rest of the landscape. Properly planned, designed, and built features ensure both physical and spiritual well-being for the inhabitants and users.”
for the love of kope…100% Kona Coffee, pride of the Big Island of Hawai’i
The upland or "mauka" region of Kona is well known for its rich agricultural produce, especially the world-famous Kona Coffee. Various ethnic immigrant groups and native Hawaiians established coffee farms as family-run, backyard farms at the turn of the century. Coffee growing was a quiet affair back then; however, the emergence of a gourmet coffee market in the 1970s revitalized the local coffee industry for the people of Holualoa and others along the Kona Coffee Belt.
Kope (coffee) is a matter of taste; each flavor is influenced by many different variables. For example, Holualoa farmers grow a variety of beans: Arabica, Guatemalan, Moka, Red Catuai, Yellow Caturra, and many more. The coffee grows on different exposures and at varying elevations; these variables affect climate conditions and influence the bean size and flavor. The processing methods will also produce a wide range of flavors. Lastly, how the coffee is brewed can make all the difference in taste.
Here at the Inn, we are proud of our estate-grown coffee and enjoy sharing our knowledge with our guests because selecting a brand of Kona Coffee can be an education in itself. For coffee drinkers in the know, it is a matter of distinguishing the meaning behind the multitude of labeling on the market today. To get in the spirit of our little coffee town, we have put together some brief information and tips on buying the best cup of Kona Coffee.
To be labeled "Kona Coffee," the coffee beans have to come from the geographical regions of North or South Kona. Kona Coffee is considered top-quality because it is handpicked and sun-dried. Check labels to be sure your selection is 100% Kona Coffee and not a blend.
Coffee comes in four grades: extra fancy, fancy, number 1, and prime. Grading mainly has to do with the size and moisture content of the beans, extra fancy being the biggest and most moist bean. Coffee marked "100% Kona" can be a mixture of all grades of coffee, and this alone does not ensure a great cup of coffee. Estate-grown coffee uses beans grown and processed to the parchment stage on their farm only. This label indicates that the coffee was not blended with any other Kona-grown coffee, as some larger processors will do.
We recommend you try several different labels, grades, and roasts of 100% Kona Coffee before deciding which brand is worthy of your money. Many farms in the area give tours and will let you taste their product before you buy. The staff can direct you to several good local farms. Once you find a favorite, ask about how you can order it from home. Many growers have embraced the power of the Internet, and their coffee is readily available online. This includes our award-winning estate coffee.
Brazen Hazen Coffee
Not to boast, but we think we produce some of the best coffee available. Awarded the bronze medal at the 2009 Hawaii Coffee Association Statewide Cupping Competition, we are extremely pleased to grow and roast some of the finest coffee cherry beans in the world. Of course... it doesn’t hurt that we have such a great climate to cultivate the best coffee cherry plants in the world. To learn more about our devotion (some might say obsession) to the coffee bean, please visit our coffee Web site www.BrazenHazen.com