Places to Eat in Kona, Part II

The best place in Kona to be for breakfast is, of course, Holualoa Inn, where our own Chef Brian prepares tantalizing dishes laden with fresh fruit and produce from our gardens, not to mention newly laid eggs from the hen house and fresh-squeezed juice from our orchard. The Fish Hopper restaurant For lunch and dinner, …
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Kona’s Ranching Traditions

Although Parker Ranch in South Kohala is most associated with Hawai‘i’s rich paniolo heritage, the Kona district is actually the birthplace of ranching in the Hawaiian Islands. It all began in 1793 when Captain George Vancouver presented Kamehameha the Great with four cows in Kealakekua Bay. Soon thereafter, the king commissioned the construction of an …
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Living Sustainably in Hawai‘i

Because of its year-round perfect climate and lush growing conditions, Hawai‘i is one of the best places in the United States to live a sustainable lifestyle —particularly on the Big Island, which is considered the “bread basket” of the state’s agricultural sector.  Our island’s many diverse micro-climates provide the ideal locations for everything from coffee …
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Mauna Loa–Hawai‘i’s “other” Volcano

With its fiery flow of lava continuously pouring from Pu‘u O‘o Vent since 1983, Kilauea Volcano captures all the headlines. But did you know that Mauna Loa is equally amazing in its sheer size, geological features and potential for eruption? An active shield volcano, Mauna Loa covers more than 50 percent of the Big Island. …
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Plate of exotic fruits in Hawaii

Produce & Exotic Fruits in Hawaii

When people think of exotic fruits in Hawaii, popular favorites like pineapple and coconuts may come to mind, but did you know that the Big Island is a cornucopia of many other edible delights? Visitors to the Big Island have the chance to sample an extensive variety of delicious locally grown exotic fruits including lilikoi …
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Day Trip to Ahualoa

It rhymes with Holualoa, but it’s world’s away from our artists’ village here in Kona. Located on the Hamakua Coast 13 miles from Waimea, the rural area of Ahualoa offer visitors a unique destination that’s decidedly off the beaten track. With towering eucalyptus trees that shade the long, windy road mauka of Honoka‘a Town, Ahualoa …
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Holiday Traditions in Hawai‘i

“Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright, Hawaiian Christmas day.” Those are the lyrics of a famous song heard throughout the Islands during the holidays. As the song proclaims, if you want to wish somebody a Merry Christmas in Hawaiian, just say: “Mele Kalikimaka!” Christmas traditions in Kona are decidedly “island style.” …
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Christmas Comes to Holualoa

Spend Christmas in Hawaii! One of the most anticipated holiday events in Kona, the Holualoa Village Christmas and Light Festival is an annual tradition that attracts hundreds of residents and community members to the streets of our close-knit village. Now in its 15th year, the event is hosted by Holualoa Inn and Kona Blue Sky …
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