- The Inn
Holualoa Inn offers spectacular Pacific Ocean views, 30 acres of lush, well-tended tropical fruit and flower gardens, over 4,100 Kona Coffee trees, a custom-tiled mosaic pool and hot tub, finely appointed guestrooms, rooftop and garden gazebos and attentive service in the spirit of Aloha. Originally built as a private residence in the late 1970's, Holualoa Inn offers a wonderful feeling of being at home. Guests enjoy exceptional Big Island Hawaii lodging and unmatched service.
"Hawai'i’s real flowers are its people"
Our Property Map and Identification Card of Local Plants and Animals will help you get an idea of our property and what you might see in our area.
This Big Island bed and breakfast is an inspired vision of Polynesian elegance. Traditional plantation-style architecture offers an open-air environment that blends effortlessly with the natural surroundings. Expansive lanais capture fragrant garden aromas and soft tropical breezes. Cool trade winds, panoramic views of the blue Pacific and a private veranda- the perfect recipe for a romantic, luxury vacation.
"Stunning views of Kailua-Kona and the sparkling Pacific below"
Throughout the Inn, Old Hawai’i is masterfully echoed. The original eucalyptus floors have been restored with care, and woven Lauhala matting on the ceilings heightens the feeling of open space. Designed for indoor-outdoor living, the Great Room features select works from local artists, a player piano, traditional Polynesian furniture, stunning sculptural accents, working fireplace and sweeping garden views. The dining room is set each morning with an appetizing breakfast complete with generous views of the Kona coast bathed in soft morning light.
Facing the gardens and rows of Kona Coffee trees, the covered lanai, complete with rockers and a daybed, suggests an afternoon nap. One perfect perch, the rooftop gazebo is a favorite for both morning coffee and evening sunsets.
"The Holualoa Inn is not only beautiful and a treasure chest of fine things, it reminded us of the Amandari Hotel in Bali - (one of our favorite Hotels). I never thought I'd find in Hawaii, a hotel with the grace and elegance of real tropical paradise."
Ginger Hall, Editor-in-Chief - ReallyHawaiian.com
The charm of this Big Island Hawaii bed and breakfast design rests in the many unique and private areas of the home available for our guests to explore.
Grab your journal and head to the Buddha Garden and lanai to lounge on our cozy pune’ (day bed) or laze by the crystalline mosaic pool, taking in the breathtaking views. Or perhaps you would rather enjoy refuge from the sun and enjoy time in our open-air Hale Luana. Our rooftop gazebo is the perfect spot to view the sunset or to enjoy morning coffee at sunrise.
Take advantage of our on-site BBQ for a casual dinner by the pool. Our Ohana (family) Room has a nicely equipped bamboo kitchenette, dining area, TV and a nice assortment of DVD’s and board games.
The Great Room is a cozy spot to enjoy a crackling fire and a good book as the player piano performs for you. Or, enjoy a leisurely soak in the hot tub, perched at the edge of our property, overlooking the spectacular Kona coast.
Holualoa Inn is yours to explore and find your special space!
Providing an exceptional Big Island Hawaii lodging experience:
A plane may bring you, but it is the experience that will transport you…
The name Holualoa means “long sled run”. The ancient Hawai’ians used sleds during competitive sport, sliding down the slopes of Mt. Hualalai. For centuries, the region’s rich volcanic soil has offered a fertile foundation for a variety of crops, florals, nut and fruit trees to form the lush landscape of today.
Perched at 1300 feet on the cool slopes of Mt. Hualalai, Holualoa Inn sits in harmony among fragrant flower gardens, old growth tropical fruit trees, Kona Coffee trees, culinary herb gardens and walking trails. Early Hawaiian footpaths wind through the estate and along green pastures rich with sweet guava and liliko’i. The entrance is lined with avocado and mango trees, and a riot of red torch ginger beckons you up to the pineapple gardens. Continue along the lava path to the fruit orchard, past the nursery and up to Malulani Pavilion for an infinity view out over the blue Hawaiian sea. Pause and enjoy the land from under the canopy of our Monkey Pod tree on The Great Lawn.
“Hawai’ian customs and practices demonstrate the belief that all portions of the land and environment are related, like members of an extended family… The integrity of a landscape and its sense of place depend upon the well-being of the whole entity, not only a part of it. Thus, what we do to one part of the landscape has an affect on the rest of the landscape. Properly planned, designed, and built features ensure both physical and spiritual well-being for the inhabitants and users.”