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From Hawaii with Love :: The Spirit of Aloha

Aloha! This word is not only a hello, but a greeting steeped in love. The very essence of the spirit of Aloha is love, so it is no surprise that romance radiates from every corner of the land, sea and sky. There is a primordial energy in Hawaii that generates the mesmerizing aroma of a Read More »

Ukulele Love

My dog has fleas. This age old tuning trick for the ukulele may be familiar to some of you, but the strum of a uke is a sound so distinctive, for most, it could only mean HAWAII… If you’ve traveled to the Islands, or dream of going someday, songs produced from those humble 4 strings Read More »

Christmas in Hawaii

Christmas Weather Forecast for Mainland USA-Cold, white, gray and wet, depending on where you live. There will be traffic snarls, snowplows and sandbags in place. If  you’re headed to Aunt Sally’s house for the holiday meal, better dry out those snow boots and stage the shovels. Have you ever thought of giving yourself the gift Read More »

Big Island Winter Stargazing

Have you noticed that “space” is all over the news and in the movie theaters lately? Take a look at NASA’s Orion spacecraft having just completed a perfect launch and try to imagine the future of space travel with humans blasting off, again. “The final frontier” is closer than ever, ripe for exploration and NASA’s Read More »

Kona Coffee Talk Story

It’s coffee harvest on Hawaii’s Big Island and the trees at Holualoa Inn are overflowing with cherries!  On a windless day, we can hear the happy chatter of pickers out in the orchards and the tink-tinking sound of beans landing in buckets. With the recent rains from Hurricanes Iselle and Ana, the 2014 crop promises Read More »

The Humpbacks Have Arrived!

At Holualoa Inn in Hawaii we do have seasons. The shifts are subtle, but we know it is fall with the arrival of our winter guests, the humpback whales. We are happy to report the first sightings are in and it is official, the humpbacks are here! Over the next few months, locals and guests Read More »

Hawaiian Wedding Traditions-The Conch Ceremony

Planning a destination wedding? Consider the Big Island of Hawaii and Holualoa Inn, where tradition is the trend that never goes out of style. Malulani Pavilion is easily transformed into Country Rustic, Eco Woodland,Great Gatsby or any theme, but our distinctly polynesian grounds are the the perfect stage for a traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony. The sights and Read More »

An Authentic Big Island Sailing Experience

A major part of the allure of the Big Island of Hawaii is the meaningful sense of community and rich history that we islanders share. At Holualoa Inn, we are never more proud than to have valued local partners to refer our guests to, who exemplify these ideals. We are delighted when they come back Read More »