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 are made of

Just steps away from the Red Barn room where they were staying, tropical palms and tiki torches silhouette against a golden orange sky, the entire Kona Coast laid like a kingdom at their feet. Helen gasps with surprise; a wave of acknowledgement rushes over her and then, without any hesitation, the promise of forever is excitedly sealed with a kiss.

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A beautiful example of serendipity, David’s Hawaiian paradise proposal came about by fortunate accident.

“We stumbled upon The Holualoa Inn by coincidence and a little fate,” says Helen. “We originally had everything set to visit the French Polynesian Islands to celebrate 10 years together. These plans fell through last minute due to Covid and we planned a trip to Hawaii within a day and ended up at the Holualoa Inn.”

Red Barn Lai for a romantic Hawaiian Proposal

With an abundance of tropical flowers and a stunning array of spectacular views (both mauka and makai), our Big Island luxury inn is the perfect backdrop for a dream proposal. Or, if you already have the “yes,” a dream wedding venue.

“We loved the Holualoa Inn so much that we booked our wedding at the Inn for September 25th, 2023,” says Helen, “our anniversary and engagement date.”

Find your Forever at the Holualoa Inn.

Photo Credit: David Diez Productions