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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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 …
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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, …
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Explore Big Island Hawaii Beaches from Holualoa Inn

The Big Island of Hawaii  boasts 266 miles of shoreline and over 80 beaches, including some of the most picturesque and varied of all the Hawaiian Islands. Take your pick from white, black or green sand beaches, and a range in experience from remote and off-the-beaten track, to centrally located and chock full of activities. …
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Hawaiian Wedding Silhouettes at Sunset

Hawaiian Monk Seal

Visitors at Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park are experiencing a rare treat this week with the arrival of a wild Hawaiian monk seal that has been swimming in the bay and sleeping on the sandy beach fronting the Royal Canoe Landing. The only species of seal that is native to Hawai‘i, the Hawaiian monk …
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Green Sea Turtles in Hawai‘i

In Hawai‘i, the green sea turtle is known as the honu. And here in West Hawai‘i, honu are prevalent at beaches, bays and shorelines across the Kona coast. Weighing up to 300 pounds with a life expectancy of 80 years, the honu frequents shallow waters and coral reefs where it feeds on algae. Like a …
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