No Snow Required - Literally meaning "long sled run", Holualoa, derived its name from the ancient Hawaiian practice of sledding along the mountain slopes using "holua" or wooden sleds. "Loa" means long, a fit description to the once sledding site now called Mamalahoa Highway. Mount Hualalai and the rich volcanic soil it provides started the agricultural industry in the village.
Just beyond the village, you’ll find the sandy beaches of the Kona Coast and the dazzling blue Pacific.
Snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, and a variety of other activities are all within minutes of the village. Holualoa Inn is a short drive from the city of Kailua-Kona, the harbor, and the airport.
where will the day take you?
Spend a sun-drenched afternoon relaxing on a pristine white sandy beach. Swim in turquoise blue waters. Ride in a helicopter along the Hawaiian coastline or up into the volcano. Go four-wheeling or hiking in the bucolic back-country. Surf, snorkel, or scuba dive among a rainbow of tropical fish, manta rays, sea turtles, and exotic coral formations.
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Hawaiian Volcano Goddess…Pele, Goddess of Fire
Her poetic name, Ka wahine ‘ai honua, the woman who devours the land, means both creator and destroyer. She throws molten fountains into the air and governs the great flows of lava. Born in Honua-Mea, Pele first came to the Hawaiian Islands when her father exiled her because of her fiery temper. She used her Pa’oa stick, striking deep into the earth creating “fire pits” including the crater we now call Diamond Head, in Honolulu. Upon her death, she became a god and found a home on Mauna Kea. Pele dug her final and eternal fire pit, Halemaumau Crater, at the summit of Kilauea Volcano. She is said to live there to this day and is thought to be very happy there because it was the Navel of the World, Ka Piko o ka Honua – where the gods began creation.
…what is Pele up to today?
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