After a long winter and too much time indoors, it’s time to spread your wings and fly away to somewhere special. Somewhere you can enjoy blissful, sunny days at the beach and warm, breezy evenings from an ocean-view lanai. Somewhere you can truly relax and replenish both body and mind. Somewhere you can get away from it all and still feel like you’re coming home. Your destination is the Big Island. Your home away from home is the Holualoa Inn.
Come stay with us and luxuriate in your own little slice of paradise. Here at the Inn we encourage you to indulge. A long weekend is not enough; book any seven-night stay with us and receive 5% off your room rate. Imagine what a real getaway feels like…
Arrive. Breath in the warm, salty ocean air. You’ve made it. Make your way to the Holualoa Inn, where we’ll be waiting to welcome you home. Rest, unwind, get refreshed. Head into town for open-air dining and drinks. Return to the Inn, slip into the hot tub and stare up at the stars…
Wake up late. It’s still quiet but for the birds. Make your way to the dining room for a freshly-prepared, island-inspired breakfast complete with delectable tropical fruit and endless 100% Kona Coffee from our estate. Sit a while, take it in. You’re here. Lazily make your way down to the coast for an afternoon in the sand. Stay late and treat yourself to a spectacular Kona sunset (maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive green flash). Return to the Inn. Leave the windows and doors open and allow the cool evening breeze to wash over you as you drift off to a restful night’s sleep.
Wake up early. Head out to the pool for a refreshing morning dip. Have some extra coffee with breakfast to fuel up for a day out. Drive north to the sleepy town of Hawi, then continue on to the end of the road for trek down into the majestic Pololu Valley. Take in the splendor of the Big Island’s rugged north coast, a place steeped in Hawaiian history and culture. Stop in Hawi for lunch, then head back the way you came. Keep an eye out for whales offshore as you drive along the coastline. After freshening up at the Inn, head back down to Keauhou Harbor to catch your Manta Ray Night Dive. Allow yourself to be fully immersed in the fantastic hidden world that lies just below our waves as massive rays glide silently and effortlessly by. Return to the Inn for a warm-up in the hot tub and a hot shower before bed.
Head down to the harbor first thing to catch your boat. Keep an eye out for whales and spinner dolphins as you cruise along Kona’s rugged coast to the Captain Cook Monument. Swim among vibrant corals and a multicolored array of tropical fishes at one of Hawaii’s finest snorkeling sites. Next it’s up to the airport to catch a helicopter tour around the Big Island. Take in the spectacular topography of one of the most ecologically diverse places on earth. From towering waterfalls and tropical forests to barren lava deserts, see all of the Big Island from a bird’s eye view.
Time for another day out. Have breakfast and pick up your lunches-to-go. Drive down to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for a day of trekking amid the expansive, desolate beauty of Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. Walk from jet-black lava flows to thick forests of centuries-old trees. Listen to the resonating calls of birds found nowhere else on the planet. Stand in awe at the edge of Kilauea Caldera, the site of an ongoing volcanic eruption. Drive back through Hilo for an early dinner, then head back toward the Inn over the Saddle Road. Take a detour up Mauna Kea to the Visitor’s Center at ~9000′ above sea level, where you’ll be treated to the best stargazing you can experience anywhere in the country.
Time to relax. After breakfast take a leisurely stroll through our 30-acre estate, among the fruit trees and heliconias, the expansive lawns and our brand-new Art Garden and Preserve. Take a few moments to reflect. Say thank you to yourself for taking the time to get away. Spend some time by the pool, then warm up in the hot tub before your Couple’s Massage. Time loses meaning as tension melts away. The touch of your massage therapist’s hands blends with the soft caresses of a cool mountain breeze. This is serenity.
You’ll be leaving tomorrow, but today is all yours. Finish your getaway just how you started it, with a glorious day on a beautiful beach. Find joy in the rolling waves and peace on the warm sand. This is what you will take home with you. Head back through town to pick up fresh, local fish and veggies for a poolside barbecue back at the Inn. Mix up a Mai Tai and kick back by the grill. This is your last night at the Inn and you’re going to savor every moment. And even though your week in paradise is almost over, you know you’ll be back. We’ll be here, waiting to welcome you home.