A Perfect Big Island Wedding Weekend in Kailua Kona

The Hawaiian Islands are a go-to destination wedding location and with good reason. Hawaii has a heavenly temperate-tropical climate and exotic local culture, but your guests won’t need a passport to visit. The Island of Hawaii, known as “the Big Island,” is less crowded than the other major islands. As the largest island, it offers …
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Hawaii for the Holidays

The holiday season in Hawaii is a magical time to visit the island. The poinsettia are blooming, the humpback whales are visiting and our warm sunny weather keeps those dreary winter-time blues far far away. Make the most of your stay with these festive ways to celebrate Hawaii for the holidays.  Christmas Parades Just steps …
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The Perfect Cup of Coffee

In addition to being an award-winning bed and breakfast, the Holualoa Inn is also home to our award-winning coffee farm. The 100 percent Kona coffee beans grown on our 20-acre property are some of the best in the world, but is that enough? Coffee is an artisanal beverage, and variances in the brewing process can …
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Authentic Big Island Experiences: Activities and Historic Places

The island of Hawaii (commonly known as the Big Island) has so much more to offer than just beaches. The island has unique natural wonders, a rich cultural history, and a diverse community working together to keep ancient traditions alive. Check out these ways to explore the history and beauty of the Big Island. Have …
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Woman on a surf board on a Big Island bed and breakfast getaway

Traveling to Hawaii From California

Getaway from California  With its superb climate, a multitude of things to do, and only a 5-hour flight to get there, Hawaii is the perfect getaway for residents of the Golden State. The island of Hawaii is  Trip Advisor’s #1 trending destination in the United States for 2022. With almost 1,500 things to do, the …
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couple having a romantic Hawaii proposal

A Romantic Hawaiian Proposal

On one knee, under the giant Monkeypod tree on the Great Lawn of the Holualoa Inn, with the setting sun just dipping into vast Pacific ocean, David Diez asked the love of his life, Helen Palacios, to spend the rest of their lives together with a romantic Hawaiian Proposal. This idyllic proposal is what dreams …
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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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Hikers near a waterfall in Hawaii

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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