Christmas in Hawaii

Christmas Weather Forecast for Mainland USA-Cold, white, gray and wet, depending on where you live. There will be traffic snarls, snowplows and sandbags in place. If  you’re headed to Aunt Sally’s house for the holiday meal, better dry out those snow boots and stage the shovels. Have you ever thought of giving yourself the gift …
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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 …
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The Humpbacks Have Arrived!

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 …
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An Authentic Big Island Sailing Experience

A major part of the allure of the Big Island of Hawaii is the meaningful sense of community and rich history that we islanders share. At Holualoa Inn, we are never more proud than to have valued local partners to refer our guests to, who exemplify these ideals. We are delighted when they come back …
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Summer Solstice – Hawaiian Getaway

Great News from Holualoa Inn on The Big Island! It’s summer in Hawaii and if you haven’t booked a vacation yet, here are some enticing reasons why Holualoa Inn should be the destination of your next Hawaiian getaway. Trip Advisor has awarded us their prestigious Certificate of Excellence! We are both proud and humble to …
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Vacationing in Hawaii – Past and Present

Planning a getaway to Hawaii? We take for granted how fast travel to Hawaii is in the 21st Century. Imagine an 8 to 12 day passage across the Pacific just to reach your destination. Such as it was in 1866 for Mark Twain when he boarded the steamship Ajax in San Francisco, bound for Honolulu. …
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Bride and Groom Kiss on Ocean View Lawn

Touring Historic Kailua Village

When visiting Kona, smartphone users can now download a free app to learn more about local history, significant sites and things to do along Ali‘i Drive in Historic Kailua Village. The app, called “Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast,” puts the focus squarely on Kailua-Kona’s seven-mile, oceanside corridor that features centuries-old archaeological sites and more …
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A Trip to Parker Ranch – Hawaii’s Big Island

In the cattle ranching business for more than 160 years, Parker Ranch encompasses 130,000 acres on Hawai‘i’s Big Island. Today, most of the ranch’s prime grazing lands are located at higher elevations in North Kohala, where herds of Charolais/Angus/Hereford cattle, quarter horses and bulls roam the vast pasturelands. The Ranch owns more than 19,000 head …
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