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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 »

Summer Solstice – Hawaiian Getaway

Great News from Holualoa Inn on The Big Island! It’s summer in Hawaii and if you haven’t booked a vacation yet, here are some enticing reasons why Holualoa Inn should be the destination of your next Hawaiian getaway. Trip Advisor has awarded us their prestigious Certificate of Excellence! We are both proud and humble to Read More »

Hula in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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When planning your visit to Kilauea volcano, check the calendar at Volcano Art Center and you might be lucky enough to enjoy a performance of Hawai’i’s most treasured art form, hula kahiko. Halau hula (schools) from around the islands and the mainland share their sacred connection to hula at the edge of Halema’uma’u crater, the revered resting place of Pele, Read More »

Fishing Hawaiian Style

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So you want to fish in Hawaii? Kona offers world class sport fishing and there are numerous charter boats to choose from, all operating out of Honokohau harbor. As you head out to sea, it’s worth recognizing the connection and the traditions locals have with fishing. For Hawaiians, fishing is a spiritual act, and the Read More »