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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


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


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 »

Love is in the Air at Holualoa Inn – Photo Contest!


Love is all around us this at Holualoa Inn and our guests have been enjoying the following packages pictured below!  Because love is enjoyed everywhere this month, we thought it would be fun to create a “most romantic” photo contest and to offer the winner a free night at Holualoa Inn, along with the Romance Read More »

Whale Watching Season is Here!


Welcome to Hawaii’s Big Island and the winter home of the humpback whale. Our frisky friends have arrived after a grueling 3,000 mile journey from their summer homes in the Pacific Northwest, ranging anywhere from California to the Bering Sea. Hawaii, however, is the only state in the US where the humpbacks convene to mate, Read More »

Waimea Ocean Film Festival


Holidays in Hawaii? Begin 2014 with inspiration on The Big Island during the Waimea Ocean Film Festival. In it’s fourth year, the Festival ( January 2-10 ) offers an impressive collection of award winning films from around the globe bringing awareness to worlds’ Oceans. A complete list of films will be available 2 weeks prior to the event but Read More »