Big Island Travel Blog

Big Island Vacation on a Budget

Holualoa Millenial Vacation

When planning a vacation on a budget, we know it is uncommon for Hawaii to make it onto anyone’s list of affordable travel destinations. While it is possible to drop a considerable sum on a trip here, it is equally possible (and even pretty easy) to plan a low cost trip that will still give Read More »

Big Island Getaway for the Seasoned Traveler

Looking for a Big Island Getaway? We’ve wrote before about the many adventures that are available around the Big Island, but we have not yet covered some of the more laid-back activities that can be found around Kona. It would be very easy to come stay at the Holualoa Inn, enjoy the peace and quiet Read More »

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii

Romantic getaway in Hawaii

It is no secret that Hawaii is one of the world’s most romantic destinations. It is not just the epic backdrop of secluded beaches, towering waterfalls, and tropical forests, nor the unique and luxurious accommodations, world-class spas, and locally-inspired fine dining. It is the spirit of Aloha that permeates everything here that brings lovers closer Read More »

Nothing is Better Than a Girls Trip to Hawaii

Ladies, we get it. Sometimes, you just need to drop everything and get away. And sometimes, that means leaving the kids, the dog, or your partner behind and getting some leisure time with just you and your girlfriends. You could go out for dinner and cocktails, hit the spa, or go lift weights at your Read More »

Honeymoons at the Holualoa Inn

Couple on their Big Island, Hawaii honeymoon

There may not be a more iconic honeymoon destination than Hawaii. Every old photo from a parent’s wedding album gives life to visions of being greeted with leis at the airport, taking in enchanting hula shows by torchlight and strolling along Waikiki Beach at sunset as gentle waves lap around your ankles. But the modern Read More »

Top 5 Scenic Drives on the Big Island

Top 5 Scenic Drives on the Big Island

As we have covered before, the Big Island is home to amazing hikes and endless backcountry adventures that you could spend years exploring. But in order to experience some of the most breathtaking views on the island, you need hardly leave your car. This month, we are covering some of the best scenic drives on Read More »

Intimate Big Island Weddings and Elopements in Paradise

If the idea of a grand wedding with a formal ceremony, elaborate reception, and endless guest list seems overwhelming, or simply isn’t your cup of tea, intimate Big island beach weddings and elopements at the Holualoa Inn offer a perfect balance of low-key elegance, intimacy, and convenience for couples looking to get married in paradise. Read More »

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 »