Best Bakeries on the Big Island

When you think of Hawaiian cuisine you might think of Spam, poke, and poi. All of these foods are wonderful (that’s right, even poi), deeply ingrained in Hawaiian culture, and worthy of their own dedicated blog posts. But this month’s blog is dedicated to part of the Hawaiian culinary experience that might be otherwise taken …
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Three Big Island Day Trips for Any Traveler

There are so many things to see and do on the Big Island, it’s hard to figure out what you can fit into one trip, let alone one day. That’s why we have put together a few sample Big Island day trip itineraries that can be completed from the Holualoa Inn. Head out for the …
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7 Nights at the Holualoa Inn

After a long winter and too much time indoors, it’s time to spread your wings and fly away to somewhere special. Somewhere you can enjoy blissful, sunny days at the beach and warm, breezy evenings from an ocean-view lanai. Somewhere you can truly relax and replenish both body and mind. Somewhere you can get away …
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Eloping couple kisses while standing in the labyrinth

Your Intimate Wedding at the Holualoa Inn

Planning a wedding or elopement can be challenging even under normal circumstances. Add in travel restrictions, safety protocols that vary by state, and coordinating with family, and the prospect of putting together such an event can seem overwhelming at best. But this doesn’t mean you have to postpone your wedding indefinitely. Given some adjustments to …
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3 large bronze bells in front of flowers & ocean

Introducing the Sculpture Garden and Preserve

  Holualoa Inn is proud to announce our new Sculpture Garden and Preserve, created to provide our guests a restorative place to explore, relax and reflect. Set against sweeping views of the Kona coastline and amid acres of land filled with tropical plants and flowers, the Sculpture Garden features interactive sculptures commissioned and installed to …
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Couple relaxing in hot tub overlook

Winter 2021 Big Island Travel Guide

When it comes to traveling in the age of COVID-19, there is still a lot of uncertainty. Winter is a beautiful time in Hawaii, and typically the most popular time of year for visitors from the mainland. But because of the ongoing health risks and travel restrictions, you might be thinking twice before making travel …
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Top 5 New Restaurants in Kona in 2020

While it may have seemed like the world came to a standstill for a little while this year (especially so in Hawaii), some things kept on moving along while we were all hunkered down at home babysitting our sourdough starters and dodging zoom calls with distant relatives. A few brave souls here in Kona took …
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The Holualoa Inn is Ready to Welcome You Home

Although we have been plenty busy here at the Inn during the months of lockdown and quarantine, we are so excited to get back to doing what we do best: welcoming you to your home-away-from-home on the Big Island. We have been hard at work giving the Inn a makeover, improving the grounds, and developing …
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