Posts Categorized: Hawaiian Traditions and Customs

Christmas in Paradise :: Hawaiian Holiday Getaway

Christmas in Paradase

The holiday cheer at Holualoa Inn will kick off on Friday, December 18th with the lighting of our Christmas tree. Guests are welcome to leave their gifts under our tree and can even hang their stockings on the mantle over our fireplace! Our delicious breakfasts and snack table will feature holiday recipes as Hawaiian Christmas music fills Read More »

Summer & Fall in Hawaii :: Big Island Events

Summer & Fall in Hawaii

Summer and Fall are beautiful times to visit the Big Island for the beaches and adventures, however Hawaii Island’s festivals, events and celebratory milestones help give you exciting opportunities to talk story and engage with residents, as well as learn about Hawaii’s culture, heritage, and lifestyle. Plan your next stay with us at the Inn around these Read More »

Ukulele Love

Ukulele Love

My dog has fleas. This age old tuning trick for the ukulele may be familiar to some of you, but the strum of a uke is a sound so distinctive, for most, it could only mean HAWAII… If you’ve traveled to the Islands, or dream of going someday, songs produced from those humble 4 strings Read More »

Kona Coffee Talk Story

Big Island Winter Stargazing

It’s coffee harvest on Hawaii’s Big Island and the trees at Holualoa Inn are overflowing with cherries!  On a windless day, we can hear the happy chatter of pickers out in the orchards and the tink-tinking sound of beans landing in buckets. With the recent rains from Hurricanes Iselle and Ana, the 2014 crop promises Read More »

Hawaiian Wedding Traditions-The Conch Ceremony

Hawaiian Wedding Traditions-The Conch Ceremony

Planning a destination wedding? Consider the Big Island of Hawaii and Holualoa Inn, where tradition is the trend that never goes out of style. Malulani Pavilion is easily transformed into Country Rustic, Eco Woodland,Great Gatsby or any theme, but our distinctly polynesian grounds are the the perfect stage for a traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony. The sights and Read More »

Fishing Hawaiian Style

So you want to fish in Hawaii? Kona offers world class sport fishing and there are numerous charter boats to choose from, all operating out of Honokohau harbor. As you head out to sea, it’s worth recognizing the connection and the traditions locals have with fishing. For Hawaiians, fishing is a spiritual act, and the Read More »

Whale Watching Season is Here!

Welcome to Hawaii’s Big Island and the winter home of the humpback whale. Our frisky friends have arrived after a grueling 3,000 mile journey from their summer homes in the Pacific Northwest, ranging anywhere from California to the Bering Sea. Hawaii, however, is the only state in the US where the humpbacks convene to mate, Read More »

Lomi Lomi Massage – Ancient Hawaiian Healing Art

Lomi Lomi Massage - Ancient Hawaiian Healing Art

  While on vacation on The Big Island, take time to relax, heal and rejuvenate through the “Loving Hands” of a Lomi Lomi massage therapist. Lomi Lomi literally translates as massage, however,  the practioner’s goal is to encourage mental as well as physical relaxation.   Lomi Lomi has been a sacred form of healing and Read More »