Tropical Hawaiian Christmas in Paradise


Mele Kalikimaka! Many of you may be familiar with the phrase from Bing Crosby’s famous 1950 recording of the Hawaiian-themed Christmas song; But Christmas has a long history in the islands and has always been a natural fit since it takes place during the Makahiki, the Hawaiians’ traditional season of peace, gathering, and thanksgiving. King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma first celebrated Christmas as a day of thanksgiving in 1856. The King declared it an official state holiday in 1862, and it has been celebrated throughout the islands ever since. The season is marked by aloha-filled parades, celebrations, and festivals with a local twist, all leading up to Christmas Day.

Elf on the shelf in the sandBring your ohana to stay with us over the Christmas holiday and celebrate island style. For many of you on the mainland, Christmas coincides with the last few weeks of nice weather before winter truly sets in. This year you can start the season off right and beat the cold by making an early escape to our tropical island paradise. Treat yourself to a warm and relaxing getaway at the Holualoa Inn; Trade your Christmas trees for palm trees, your snow angels for sand angels, and your skis for a surfboard, and enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and tropical bounty of our 30-acre estate.

If you stay with us earlier in December, you can stroll Holualoa Village and see it fully decorated and lit up during the Holualoa Music & Light Festival on December 2nd. You can catch the “Christmas at Kamakahonu Bay: Dining with the Chefs” event at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, which features fine dining from local chefs, craft beer, wine, and spirits, and dancing under the stars. And the Kailua-Kona Lighted Boat Parade is not to be missed, as Kona’s fleet puts on a dazzling show in Kailua Bay.

Elf on the shelf sitting with Aloha drawn in the sandGive yourself and your loved one the gift of one of our signature activity packages. You can take a romantic sunset tour in an authentic Hawaiian double-hulled canoe with Eka Canoe Adventures, or zip through the forest canopy in Kohala with Hawaii Forest & Trail. If tranquility and relaxation are what you are looking for, you can kick back, enjoy the panoramic view from our hot tub, and treat yourselves to a massage at our Hale Luana pavilion.

Hawaiian sunsetOn Christmas Eve you can spend the night out in Kona Town and leave all of the planning and arrangements to us. Start the night out at our mountainside estate with a holiday toast of champagne and a stunning sunset. Your chauffeur will pick you up in a private car and bring you down to Huggo’s, an iconic Kona restaurant on the rocks above Kailua Bay. After a romantic dinner and drinks, you can tour Kona and enjoy the evening’s festivities before returning to the peace and quiet of our Inn for a long winter’s nap. On Christmas morning, you can don your slippers and gather around the fireplace to chase off the early morning chill before sitting down to a specially prepared breakfast of island delights and our estate-grown Kona Coffee.

Christmas dining at Holualoa InnDiscover a whole new way to celebrate Christmas this year at our Big Island bed and breakfast. Join our ohana and let us make you feel at home in paradise. We will make sure you leave us feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the winter months ahead with aloha!

Start planing your Christmas vacation in Hawaii by booking online today!