Hawaii’s Ancient Temples

From the shores of Kailua Bay to the coast of Kawaihae, ancient temples on the Big Island serve as testament to life in early Hawaii. There are many types of temples — some invoking peace and others invoking war, sacrifice, fishing, harvest time and even surfing. One of the most important temples in the entire …
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Swimming with Dolphins in Kona

Spinner dolphins in the wild They’re one of the most dramatic and exciting sights in Hawaiian waters. Pods of spinner dolphins amaze visitors with incredible aerial displays, spinning and leaping out of the water several times in succession before slapping their bodies on the water’s surface.  Underwater, they are equally playful and majestic, emitting a …
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Fun Hikes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must-see destination for visitors of the Big Island. The best way to experience the park is to get out of your car and take a short hike. One of the easiest hikes in the park is also one of the most fascinating. Located just past Volcano Art Center, the …
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Day Trips from Holualoa

Holualoa’s excellent central location provides the perfect home base for day-trip getaways on the Big Island. From the rolling ranchlands of Waimea to lava-laden landscapes of the Kohala Coast, visitors who book a stay in Holualoa will find excellent access to the best of the island’s offerings. Kealakekua Bay South of Holualoa about a 30-minute …
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Hawaii’s Official Team Sport — Outrigger Canoe Paddling!

A growing sport internationally, outrigger canoe paddling is a cultural treasure of historic significance in the Hawaiian Islands, and it has been designated the state’s official team sport. The first settlers of these islands paddled more than 2,000 miles to get here, relying on the stars to guide them. Today, the challenge and sport of …
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