Big Island Dream Honeymoon

For many, a visit to Hawaii and a stay at the Holualoa Inn is like a beautiful dream. For Carrie Adams and Dave Young, it was more than that- it was destiny. In March 2020, Carrie decided it was finally time to slowly venture into the terrifying world of online dating. A single mother of …
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Mauna Loa Eruption Information

The Big Island has some exciting new geologic activity!   On December 13, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory determined the eruption which began on November 27 is no longer erupting. The Mauna Loa eruption began in the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. For almost two weeks, brilliant glowing lava could be …
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Traveling to Hawaii From California

Getaway from California  With its superb climate, a multitude of things to do, and only a 5-hour flight to get there, Hawaii is the perfect getaway for residents of the Golden State. The island of Hawaii is  Trip Advisor’s #1 trending destination in the United States for 2022. With almost 1,500 things to do, the …
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Best Big Island Farm Tours

One of the incredible things about our little gem in the Pacific is our hospitable climate and the incredible variety of things that are and can be grown here. The Hawaiian Islands may be known for delicacies like coffee and macadamia nuts, but there is so much more that flourishes here. Read on for our …
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A Romantic Hawaiian Proposal

On one knee, under the giant Monkeypod tree on the Great Lawn of the Holualoa Inn, with the setting sun just dipping into vast Pacific ocean, David Diez asked the love of his life, Helen Palacios, to spend the rest of their lives together with a romantic Hawaiian Proposal. This idyllic proposal is what dreams …
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A Guide to Diving on the Big Island

Whether you have never tried scuba before or you are a seasoned diver, Hawaii has something for everyone and Kona offers some of the best scuba diving in the islands. At approximately 900,000 years old, the Big Island is the youngest in the Hawaiian Island chain and has amazing lava structures both on land and …
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Best Bakeries on the Big Island

When you think of Hawaiian cuisine you might think of Spam, poke, and poi. All of these foods are wonderful (that’s right, even poi), deeply ingrained in Hawaiian culture, and worthy of their own dedicated blog posts. But this month’s blog is dedicated to part of the Hawaiian culinary experience that might be otherwise taken …
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Three Big Island Day Trips for Any Traveler

There are so many things to see and do on the Big Island, it’s hard to figure out what you can fit into one trip, let alone one day. That’s why we have put together a few sample Big Island day trip itineraries that can be completed from the Holualoa Inn. Head out for the …
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