Artist making chalk art

Two Upcoming Art Events

The South Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii is known as an artist’s haven; a place where people can find the tranquility and inspiration to create. Their galleries and workspaces are nestled in among a bucolic backdrop of verdant and rambling tropical hillsides, winding roadways and rustic coffee farms. Once a year, the …
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sign

Free Big Island’s National Park Pass – January 21, 2019

This coming Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21st 2019, is one the the National Park Service’s fee-free days. That means you can visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or any of the other parks on the Big Island (or in the country!) for free. If you happen to be on the Big Island this winter, …
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Whale breaching in a blue ocean

Waimea Ocean Film Festival 2019

The Waimea Ocean Film Festival returns to Kohala this January at venues throughout Waimea Town and the coastal resorts. The timing of the festival coincides with the beginning of the winter season on Hawaii’s waters. This is the time of year when passing storms in the North Pacific generate the massive swells that make Hawaii’s …
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Snowmen on the beach with Santa hats

Holiday Season on the Big Island

What better way to spend the holidays than with your ohana here in the tropical beauty of the Big Island. With clear skies, sunny days, and comfortable temperatures, the holiday season on the Big Island is the perfect time of year to get away and soak up some sunshine and aloha to boost your spirits …
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Path through Holualoa Gardens with lush trees and greenery

Best Fall Events on the Big Island

There are plenty of festivals and events going on during the Fall season! Here are a few of our favorite fall events on the Big Island: Ironman World Championship – Saturday, October 13th At the annual championship event of the Ironman triathlon season, over 2,000 of the world’s most elite athletes converge on Kailua-Kona. For …
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Fresh produce from the garden

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 …
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Green field outside the Holualoa Inn

Experience Winter in Hawaii like the Locals

As autumn approaches on the Big Island, the lull in volcanic activity and the return of clear skies and fresh air has breathed new life and vibrancy into our community. We are looking forward to the upcoming season to recharge and enjoy time with each other here on the island before the busy season begins …
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Hammock and gazebo on the grounds outside the Holualoa Inn

Experience Fall in Hawaii

The skies over the Big Island are the clearest they have been in the past decade. After a period of elevated volcanic activity in the Southeast of the Big Island, Kilauea’s eruptions are in a lull. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is reporting that aside from a few small streams of lava draining into the ocean …
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