Big Island Travel Blog

Top 5 Parks on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is 4028 miles square, home to five massive volcanoes, sweeping hillsides, deep-cut valleys, rolling plains, rugged coastlines, and the majesty of the boundless Pacific Ocean. It is home to one massive National Park, several smaller federally-protected areas, and numerous state parks and reserves which provide endless opportunities for exploration and Read More »

The Latest Addition to the Holualoa Inn Estate

As anyone who has stayed at the Holualoa Inn knows, the preservation of the historical value and familiar charm of our bed & breakfast is the cornerstone of our vision. When the time comes to update or renovate any part of the Inn or any of the other buildings on our estate, we seek to Read More »

Top 10 Restaurants on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is not known as a destination for foodies, but there are plenty of people here who are trying to change that. Our island’s farmers produce an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as locally and sustainably-raised meat, poultry, and eggs. Our fishermen bring in fresh catches daily, and Read More »

Japan Airlines Resumes Daily Non-Stop Service to Kona!

Japan Airlines will be resuming daily non-stop service from Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT) to Kona Keahole International Airport (KOA) beginning September 15th, 2017. The new direct flight, approximately 8 1/2 hours, will depart from Narita at 9:25 p.m. and arrive in Kona at 10:15 a.m. the next day.  Imagine arriving at Holualoa Inn to a chilled Read More »

Off the Beaten Path on the Big Island of Hawaii… Farms & Sunsets

Sometimes you don’t need to travel far off the beaten path to find great activities on the Big Island. The Kona District on the Big Island of Hawai’i is home to some hidden gems that are just a stone’s throw from the Holualoa Inn. Whether you are just looking for a quick trip between sitting down to Read More »

Off the Beaten Path on the Big Island of Hawaii…Temples & Caves

One of the best things about the Big Island of Hawaii is that even though it is becoming an increasingly popular destination for visitors from around the world, it still has plenty of places to get away and opportunities for discovery and adventure. The island is rich in history, culture and natural beauty, but many Read More »

Tropical Hawaiian Christmas in Paradise

Holiday Table at Holualoa Inn

Mele Kalikimaka! Many of you may be familiar with the phrase from Bing Crosby’s famous 1950 recording of the Hawaiian-themed Christmas song; But Christmas has a long history in the islands and has always been a natural fit since it takes place during the Makahiki, the Hawaiians’ traditional season of peace, gathering, and thanksgiving. King Read More »

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival 2017

Red coffee cherries

All along the slopes around the Holualoa Inn, coffee trees are bowed by the weight of the green coffee “cherries” growing on their branches. Several weeks ago, the last of the gardenia-scented coffee blossoms dropped to the ground, blanketing the coffee-growing region in what is known as “Kona snow.” In several weeks’ time the first Read More »