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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The Cowboys of Hawaii Welcome you to take a Trip to Parker Ranch

A Trip to Parker Ranch on Hawaii’s Big Island

Hawaii Island conjures images of beaches, palm trees, and volcanoes, but the Big Island is also the birthplace of a unique and surprising culture: Hawaiian cowboys. It is home to one of the oldest cattle ranches in the country, pre-dating many mainland ranches by more than 30 years and boasting a rich and complex history. …
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Bride with Bridesmainds in our Cottage

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park – Hiking on the Big Island

Big Island visitors and residents will get the chance to hike an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that most people don’t get to see. It’s called Kahuku, and it’s located on the park’s southernmost section near South Point. As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of the opening of Kahuku, park rangers will offer free …
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Christmas in Hawai‘i

It’s Christmas in Hawai‘i, and although you won’t experience an old-fashioned “winter wonderland” in the Aloha State, holiday traditions abound amid the palm trees, sandy beaches, balmy temperatures and blue skies. Christmas at Holualoa Inn Live Christmas trees are usually imported by container from the Mainland. For local residents, it’s no secret that you have …
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Day Trip to Hawi – Big Island Travel

Located about an hour’s drive north of Holualoa, the historic, sugar-plantation town of Hawi is a must-see destination when visiting the Big Island. In Hawi Town, vintage buildings along the street have been converted into art galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Although it might seem like a “one-horse town,” charming Hawi offers much to explore. …
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Bride walking up to groom on road through Hawaiian forest

Hawai‘i’s Newest Events Pavilion

The best new place to hold a wedding reception in Hawai‘i is at Holualoa Inn‘s newly unveiled Malulani Pavilion. Clad in cedar with beamed ceilings and stunning views, this open-air venue is provides the perfect spot for hosting a special event, be it a corporate gathering, fundraiser, family reunion, yoga retreat or reception. Situated amid …
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wedding ceremony set up overlooking Pacific ocean at dusk

Kona Coffee Festival in Full Swing

It’s that time of year again when Kona celebrates all things coffee during the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival 2012. The festivities kicked off last weekend in Holualoa with the Village Coffee & Art stroll, where visitors wandered art galleries and boutiques while sampling 100-percent Kona coffee. Here at Holualoa Inn, we invited visitors to …
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Outdoor couches for Hawaiian wedding reception

Horseback Riding Tours on the Big Island

Of all the islands in the Hawaiian Islands chain, the Big Island is the most steeped with ranching and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) history. Featuring acres of rolling, green pastures, historic ranches and miles of equestrian trails, Hawai‘i’s Big Island offers many scenic destinations for visitors wanting to explore the great outdoors by horseback. Kings’ Trail …
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