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OCT 11

Mauna Ulu Trail—Hiking in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

By Karen

The Mauna Ulu eruption of 1960-1974 was one of the longest-lasting rift zone eruptions of Kilauea. A hike along the amazing Mauna Ulu trail is one of the more dramatic treks you can take in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This scenic 2.5-mile roundtrip hike takes you past gaping fissures, massive lava flows and exposed portions of the old Chain of…

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JUL 20

Boogie Boarding in Hawaii—A Homegrown Sport From Kona

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

Bodyboarding, or as it was once popularly known, Boogie Boarding, was invented in Kona in 1971 by California transplant Tom Morey. Tom lived in a small apartment above a garage at Honl’s Beach on Ali‘i Drive. At the time, he didn’t have his own surfboard but longed to ride the waves that rolled in below the house.   Borrowing an…

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JUN 30

Time to Plan Your Winter Holiday Get Away to Kona!

By Jean Laliberte | Luxury vacations | No Comments

Are you enjoying your summer vacation? As you soak in the summer sun, you should also be thinking about how much you love being in the warm sun in December and January in Hawaii and plan your winter holiday now! If you like to travel to Hawaii during the winter holidays, you know that this is the prime time to…

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MAY 17

2017 King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

Join the fun on Saturday, June 10, 2017, when Historic Kailua Village honors the legacy of Hawaii’s great monarch, King Kamehameha I. The annual floral parade begins at 9 a.m. on Ali‘i Drive near Royal Kona Resort. The route traverses through town past Coconut Grove Marketplace, Waterfront Row, Kona Inn Shopping Center, then past and Hulihe‘e Palace, the pier, Ahuena…

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FEB 8

Exploring Kealakekua Bay by Land and Sea

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s one of the most beautiful and historic bays on all of Hawaii Island. Located in South Kona below the town of Captain Cook, Kealakekua Bay is known worldwide for the pods of spinner dolphins that frequent the waters there. A popular destination for kayaking and snorkeling, Kealakekua Bay is nestled in the shadow of the towering cliffs of the Ka‘awaloa Pali….

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JAN 30

Winter is Whale-Watching Season in Kona, Hawaii

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

Every winter in Hawaii beginning in November, pods of magnificent humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands. February usually marks the peak of whale season in Kona, as thousands of whales become “snowbirds” in Hawaii, arriving here to breed, give birth and frolic along the shoreline. It’s easy to see whales from land or…

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JAN 13

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll Outdoor Shopping and Entertainment Event

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

Every third Sunday of the month in Historic Kailua Village, a pedestrian-only, outdoor marketplace transforms Ali‘i Drive into a must-attend event for residents and visitors alike. Featuring 105 vendor booths, a concert stage, food and live music, the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll showcases the talents and wares of Big Island artists, crafters, chefs, musicians, merchants and more. Items for sale…

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NOV 29

Huli Huli Chicken is Hot in Hawaii — Experience a Local Culinary Tradition

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

Smoke billows across the highway as dozens of chicken halves skewered on rods rotate continuously like passengers on a carnival ride over open flames on a rotisserie grill. The enticing, unmistakable aroma of a kiawe barbecue attracts passersby in cars. They pull over to purchase an order or two of succulent, tender chicken widely referred to throughout the islands as “huli…

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NOV 19

Mokuaikaua —Hawaii’s Oldest Christian Church

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

Its 112-foot steeple pierces the sky above Historic Kailua Village and is one of the most recognizable sites along the entire Kona Coast. The first Christian church ever established in the Hawaiian Islands, Mokuaikaua Church — located on Ali‘i Drive across from Hulihe‘e Palace— is more than an important historic landmark, museum and visitor attraction. It is also home to an active congregation that…

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NOV 5

Romantic Wedding Pavilions on the Big Island

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

The dream location for your dream wedding awaits at any number of beautiful sites across the Big Island. In Holualoa just five minutes above downtown Kailua-Kona, the Malulani Events Pavilion at Holualua Inn offers an elegant outdoor venue replete with open-beam vaulted ceilings, an enclosed prep facility and bar area surrounded by spot-lit tropical gardens, an enormous lawn and the Zen backdrop…

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SEPT 24

Snorkeling on the Big Island

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

Whether Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay,  Two Steps at Honaunau Bay, Kahalu‘u Beach in Kailua-Kona, or the tide pools at Kapoho, the Big Island of Hawaii‘i provides some of the most stellar snorkeling spots in the entire state. For visitors and residents alike, the ultimate snorkeling experience can be had when you don the right equipment and know what you’re doing. When…

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AUG 26

Sacred Temple of the Big Island

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

In the heart of Kailua-Kona by the pier, an ancient sacred site exists amid the busy visitor attractions of the seaside village. Known for centuries as Kamakahonu, the royal compound fronting Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Historic Kailua Village was a spiritual center dating back to the 1400s. It was here that Kamehameha I established the unified kingdom’s…

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JUL 28

Lava Enters the Sea on Big Island

By Karen | Uncategorized | No Comments

For the first time in three years, lava is now flowing into the ocean via Kilauea’s East Rift Zone. Visitors and residents alike are flocking to the Kalpana area of the Big Island to witness the flow firsthand, up close and personal. Others are chartering lava boat tours to get the best view of the dramatic flow as it spills…

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JUL 06

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Comes to Kona

By Karen | Island Events | No Comments

Kona is the capital of marlin fishing, and nothing proves this point more than the prestigious Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament held every year in Kailua-Kona at the end of July since 1959.  This year’s 57th-annual event gets underway Saturday, July 30 through August 6, 2016. Teams from around the world will traverse the acclaimed waters off the Kona Coast to…

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FEB 10

Top Golf Courses on the Big Island

By villamktg | Luxury vacations | No Comments

While many travelers must leave their hobbies at home, a golfer’s vacation is a chance for once-in-a-lifetime games on some of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the world. If your dream vacation includes a few hours out on the links, then the Big Island is the destination for you. Make sure you take a few hours during your…

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FEB 10

The Best Big Island Beaches

 

On the Big Island, beaches are not one size fits all. There are beaches for swimming and beaches for surfing, beaches for socializing and remote beaches where you can enjoy nature in semi-privacy. When you’re ready to get away from your resort beach or want to explore a new shore, these beaches offer something for everyone. Kua Bay Officially called…

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FEB 10

THE BEST PLACES TO EAT ON THE BIG ISLAND

By villamktg 

Part of a great vacation are great dining experiences – the more the better. And on the Big Island, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, and eateries of all types, from fine dining to quick bites. If you’re looking for the best places to eat now, we have the inside scoop. Mauna Kea At the Manta at Mauna Kea Hotel,…

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DEC 30

7 Top Things To Do In The Big Island of Hawaii

By villamktg | Luxury vacations | No Comments

For one of the biggest vacation locations in the world, many people’s idea of Hawaii begins and ends at the beach. And while there’s nothing wrong with a relaxing day of sunbathing and swimming, the Big Island of Hawaii has much, much more to offer visitors ready to fill their days and nights with exploration and new experiences! Here are…

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AUG 13

World’s Best Mai Tai in Kailua-Kona Hawaii

By Jean Laliberte 

World’s Best Mai Tai Come Sip For Yourself At the end of a Hawaiian day, sitting in your favorite chair, watching as the sun sinks into the beautiful blue sea, what drink do you have in your hands? Is it the World’s Best Mai Tai? Who created the delectable Mai Tai anyway? Restaurateur rivals, Ernest Gantt of Don the Beachcomber and…

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Keauhou Lani Luxury Vacation Rental Features Million Dollar Views

Located in Keauhou, an upscale neighborhood six miles south of Kona and surrounded by a lush golf course and tropical foliage, is Keauhou Lani. Keauhou Lani is an exquisite 3,600 square foot, 4 bedroom/3 bathroom retreat located in the gated community of Keauhou Estates, and includes a panoramic coastline view. Sit poolside and enjoy views of the nearby Kona Country…

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Finding that Perfect Luxury Vacation Rental in Hawaii!

How to Find a Great Luxury Vacation Rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii! There are basically two ways to find a superb luxury vacation rental in the Hawaiian Islands: On your own, or: Through an agency like LUVA Real Estate If you rent on your own, you assume the liability and in many cases have no idea of the property or reputation….

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3 Luxury Vacation Rentals in Paradise

Are You Looking for a Luxury Vacation Rental in Hawaii? Kailua Kona based, LUVA Real Estate offers an exceptional collection of year-round luxury vacation rentals These executive estates and villas are found throughout the Hawaiian Islands as well as globally.

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How to Find a Great Luxury Vacation Rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii!

If you rent on your own, you assume the liability and in many cases have no idea of the property or reputation. You could end up in a miserable situation, with lost time, money and fun. Life is short!

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Are You Looking for a Luxury Vacation Rental in Hawaii?

Kailua Kona based, LUVA Real Estate offers an exceptional collection of year-round luxury vacation rentals These executive estates and villas are found throughout the Hawaiian Islands as well as globally.

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Home Selling Tips – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii!

Market Your Home for Sale Like A Pro on the Big Island! LUVA Real Estate Luxury Property Sales Anyone preparing their home for sale can get hyper-focused on all the little details before it’s ready to be put on the market. However, once the property is listed, this invokes another complicated layer of public persona, communications (staying out of Judge…

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