Posts Categorized: Attractions

Big Island Local Food: The Best of the Season’s Harvest

When you think of the top five things on your must do list for your getaway to the Big Island, you might be thinking of waterfalls, beaches, sea turtles, and mountaintops. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Chances are, visiting a local farmer’s market might be a bit lower down on your list, if 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Big Island Winter Stargazing

Big Island Winter Stargazing

Have you noticed that “space” is all over the news and in the movie theaters lately? Take a look at NASA’s Orion spacecraft having just completed a perfect launch and try to imagine the future of space travel with humans blasting off, again. “The final frontier” is closer than ever, ripe for exploration and NASA’s Read More »

The Humpbacks Have Arrived!

Humpback Whales

At Holualoa Inn in Hawaii we do have seasons. The shifts are subtle, but we know it is fall with the arrival of our winter guests, the humpback whales. We are happy to report the first sightings are in and it is official, the humpbacks are here! Over the next few months, locals and guests Read More »