Big Island Travel Blog

Top 5 Best Hikes on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is a hiker’s dream. Within its 4028 square miles of land area are 11 different climate zones, a range of terrain types, and 13,796′ of potential elevation gain. Most trailheads are easily accessible from Kona and Hilo within an hour or two, which means hikers can explore a tropical forest, Read More »

Top 10 Big Island Events & Festivals in 2018 – 2019

cherry blossom tree festival on the big island

There is no shortage of Big Island events and activities to keep any visitor busy for the length of their stay. But if you are a repeat visitor, or if you are just looking for something unique to make your Big Island getaway even more memorable, you might consider attending one of the special events Read More »

Relaxing Staycation on the Big Island of Hawaii

Staycation view in hawaii

If you live in Hawaii and are in need of a getaway this year, a staycation in Hawaii might be your best bet to escape without taking too much time off or putting too much strain on your wallet. It can often feel overwhelming to plan a long trip to the mainland or Asia, but Read More »

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Big Island this Summer

Beautiful beach on the Big Island of Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii has great things to offer visitors any time of year, but here are a few reasons you might want to consider experiencing summer in Hawaii for your island getaway. 1. It’s Less Crowded Aside from a peak around the Fourth of July weekend, summer is a good time to beat Read More »

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 »