Big Island Travel Blog

Elope to the Big Island!

The Big Island of Hawai’i is an idyllic location for those who would prefer to forego the pressure, expense, and occasional family drama of planning a traditional wedding in favor of an intimate ceremony with a few close friends or relatives in a tropical paradise. To those who still believe an elopement entails a trip Read More »

Holualoa Inn Reviews

Holualoa Inn

As a recipient of Fodor’s 2014 Hotel Award,’s Top 10 Luxurious B&B’s, and recurring Certificate of Excellence winner on TripAdvisor, we know we’re doing something right. We have even received recognition from Men’s Health, SFGate, Sunset, USA Today, National Geographic, Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Huff Post, Trivago,  Wedding Wire, Culture Trip, and many more. But it Read More »

Hawaii’s Other Whales

Hawaii's Other Whales

Each December in Hawaii, the headline “The Whales are Here!” rapidly spreads across the internet, through blogs, onto the front pages of our newspapers, and into local talk story. The beginning of whale season eclipses the other spectacular events that occur around the same time, such as the first snows on the Big Island’s Mauna Read More »

Top 5 Dives in Kona

Top 5 Dives in Kona

The waters off the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i are renowned by divers for their excellent visibility and the abundance of coral and marine life found just offshore. The possibilities for dives sites are endless, and it was very difficult to choose which five would make it onto this list. Here are Read More »

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Let us welcome you home this November during the 46th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Join us from November 4th through November 13th, 2016 for a ten-day celebration of nearly 200 years of Kona Coffee history and of the people who preserve its legacy. Since its inception in 1970, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival has Read More »

Aloha Lava Heads : The Inside Scoop on Hawaii Lava Tours

Hawaii Lava Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like to get up close and personal with an actual lava flow? We are not talking about the fruity tropical drink here, you can do that later, we are talking full blown Fire Goddess Madam Pele’s 1000 degree liquid aloha fire! Here’s your chance… It’s been years since the lava viewing Read More »

TOP 10 Must Try Restaurants in Kona

Restaurants in Kona

Located on the slopes of Mount Hualalai in the heart of the Kona Coffee Belt, Holualoa Inn is just a short ride from the best dining in Kailua Kona and Keauhou. Here’s our list of the top 10 restaurants in Kona and the surrounding area – all within about a 10 minute drive from the Inn. Read More »

Babymoons at Holualoa Inn

The excitement of pregnancy is magical, but it can also be stressful as everything from your body, your relationship and your life is changing.  Many soon-to-be-parents are planning Babymoons, or pre-baby vacations, to enjoy some rest, relaxation and time together before late night feedings and teething take up their time and energy.  Holualoa Inn, with Read More »