Explore Holualoa Village in Kona Hawaii

The gorgeous art and coffee town of Holualoa sits peacefully above Kailua-Kona on Hualalai Mountain. Driving by, you could almost blink and miss this small village, but you’d truly be missing a treasure. Holualoa has more to offer than you could possibly imagine. There are a few different roads leading from “town” up to Holualoa. … [Read more...]

Foraging Guava on The Big Island in Hawaii

foraging fruit in hawaii

The Big Island is rife with opportunity and attractions peering around every corner. So much so that it is easy to miss a lot of the excitement that stares you in the face on your entire visit. Though foraging is more practical the whole world round than most think, it is extremely popular in Hawaii. Many people that wish to live off the land … [Read more...]

Kona, Hawaii

Sunset at Anaehoomalu Bay, Kohala Coast

  The Big Island of Hawaii is divided in half by three volcanoes, Hualalai, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Loa. To the east is the Hilo side which is the windward side of the island, and to the west is the Kona side which is the leeward side of the island. Kona is famous for sportfishing, snorkeling, sunsets and coffee. It means “leeward” in … [Read more...]

Hawaii Snorkeling Guide - Kona

Snorkeling with Turtle in Kona, Hawaii

Some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world happens off the coasts of the Hawaiian archipelago. Whether you are a veteran or are taking the plunge for the first time there are a lot of things to know about the where, when and how of enjoying your time under the sea.  The visibility underwater is usually 80-feet or better in the Kona waters … [Read more...]

Kona, Hawaii Hotels


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Shore Diving - Kona, Hawaii

Beach & Ocean | Snorkeling | Snorkeling Tips | SCUBA Diving | Diving Tips The underwater world off the Big Island's Kona Coast is known as a premier destination for scuba divers. And why not? Its calm, crystal clear water, protected from standard trade-wind patterns by two sprawling mountain masses, often allow visibility in excess of … [Read more...]

SCUBA Diving at Captain Cook

    Permits Required to Beach Kayaks on Shore or at Captain Cook As of 2/23/2010, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is requiring permits for anyone seeking to land vessels (kayaks) along the Ka‘awaloa shoreline or moor at the wharf adjacent to the Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua bay.  … [Read more...]

Kekaha Kai State Park (Mahaiula Beach)

Like many places in Hawaii, this beach shares several names. The beach itself is called Mahaiula, which is just one part of a larger State Park. The Park is named Kekaha Kai, also know as Kona Coast State Park. Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park is home to some of the most picturesque and tranquil beaches in west Hawaii. Running from south to … [Read more...]

Mauna Kea Beach, Kona

    Mauna Kea Beach, also known as Kauna'oa Beach is a perfect crescent beach of white sand surrounded by shady trees and beautifully manicured landscaping provided by the Mauna Kea Resort. On a clear day, you can see the majestic volcano of Mauna Kea to View of Mauna Kea Volcano in background the … [Read more...]

Kuki'o Beach, Kona

Kuki'o Beach is another pretty Kohala beach located just north of Kikaua Point, accessible at the Hualalai, Four Seasons Resort. This long crescent of white sand is surrounded by shady palm, ironwood, and kiawe trees. The white sand stretches into the distance across to the next cove. There is a band of lava rocks forming a narrow breakwater in the … [Read more...]