Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village
So many things to do on the Big Island…
From fascinating sights and spectacular natural beauty to endless recreation opportunities, the best of the Big Island welcomes you. Tucked among the nearby shopping malls are historic sites including King Kamehameha’s last residence and the Lekeleke Burial Grounds. A couple of hundred yards away, a beach and marina await. Hawaiian gates, gas lamps, Polynesian architecture and decor in your vacation villa create a magical and romantic setting. Here is just a sample of some of the ways to fill those perfect vacation days on the Big Island…
Play Tennis with the Pros or learn from USPTA Tennis Pro at the Holua Tennis Center. Holua's Tennis Center is one of the largest tennis facilities in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii's Big Island. With 10 courts, 1 ATP and WTA Stadium court and 8 lighted courts, you can play day and night. Under the direction of Donnia Bondallian (Director of Tennis), an array of tennis programs and activities are at your disposal, including the world renowned TennisCize Hawaiian style.
Discover Kona Le'a Plantation, home of Holualoa Kona Coffee Company on the gentle upland slopes overlooking the Kona coast, just 10 minutes from Kailua-Kona. You'll enjoy the scenic drive on Mamalahoa Highway through the prized Kona coffee belt. 77-6261 Mamalahoa Highway, (808) 322-9937.
Have a unique cultural experience. “Drums of Polynesia” is a fast-paced, entertaining musical journey through the islands of the South Pacific. Featuring a talented cast of singers, drummers, musicians and dancers performing songs and dances rarely seen in typical luau shows, the dynamic performance culminates with a spell-binding Samoan fire knife dance. An open bar serves guests throughout the evening. Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Drive, (808) 329-3111.
Learn a little bit of history. The Kona Historical Society holds over 40,000 photos, artifacts, and publications, in temperature controlled, monitored conditions. 81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, (808) 323-3222.
Situated on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hulihe'e Palace was the vacation residence of Hawaiian royalty. Today it is a museum operated by the Daughters of Hawaii and is a showplace of beautiful furniture and fascinating artifacts. 75-5718 Alii Dr, (808) 595-6291.
Go to a Lu’au! The Island Breeze Lu'au is held under the stars, on the historic grounds of the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. The Hotel is located adjacent to the pier at Kailua Bay, on Palani Road in Kailua-Kona. 74-5599 Luhia St, Ste E5, Luhia Center II,
Take surf lessons from Kona Mike's Surf Adventures on the Big Island. Kona Mike's instructors are experienced Hawaii surfers and are well trained in CPR, first aid, lifeguard certified and trained in professional rescue. You and your family will be well taken care of! Call (808) 334-0033.
Get up close and personal with the Hawaiian coastline and marine life on Sea Hawaii Rafting's exciting boat tours and snorkeling adventures! Located in Kona, Sea Hawaii Rafting offers an adventure of a lifetime. The Zodiac adventure tours are state of the art and environmentally friendly. Offering exciting excursion including snorkeling trips to secluded beaches, dolphin encounters, Kohala Coast Waterfall tour, cave and lava tube exploration and whale watching! Their team of experienced captains and crew will lead you to discover the best Hawaii has to offer. Call (808) 325-7444
Play with the dolphins at Dolphin Quest on the Big Island! Choose from a variety of programs including feeding the dolphins, meeting the dolphins face to face, and behind the scenes training adventure. 425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738. (808) 886-2875.
Visit Yoga Hale for a calming yoga experience. Yoga Hale's classes are set in a friendly and relaxed environment and welcomes people of all ages, genders, and experience. Offering expert instruction and two instructed classes per day including "Hot" style yoga, Vinyasa style yoga, Gentle Yoga designed for beginners or anyone who wants to reacquaint themselves to basic yoga techniques & Yin & Yang Yoga which is a mixture of light hatha yoga flow followed by meditation. For more information and details about upcoming class schedules, call 808-938-9980.
Visit the only zoo in the United States situated in a tropical rain forest. The Pana’Ewa Zoo is located in Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii. Free admission. (808) 959-9233.
There are 20 magnificent courses on Hawaii’s Big Island (and more are being developed. These courses are carved out of ancient lava flows, nestled amount historical Hawaiian landmarks, and fronting some of the most beautiful coastline of the Pacific. The striking contrasts of lush green fairways, pure white bunkers, jet-black lava flows, and turquoise blue Pacific waters make for some of the most scenic holes anywhere. Listed below are just a few of those golf courses.
Kona Country Club
Resort – 18 holes – Par 72 – 6155 Yds.
Resort – 18 holes – Par 72 – 5828 Yds.
78-7000 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
Phone: (808) 322-2595
Makalei Hawaii Country Club
Semi-Private – 18 holes – Par 72 * 61
72-3890 Hawaii Belt Road
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
Phone: (808) 325-6625
Hapuna Golf Course
Resort 18 holes - Par 72 – 6029 Yds.
62-100 Kauna’oa Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
Mauna Kea Golf Course
Resort – 18 holes – Par 72 – 6365 Yds.
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743
Waikoloa Beach Course
Resort – 18 holes – Par 70 – 5958 Yds.
1020 Keana Place
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Waikoloa Kings’ Course
Resort – 18 holes – Par 72 – 6010 Yds.
600 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Waikoloa Village Golf Club
Resort – 18 holes – Par 72 – 6142 Yds.
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Hawaii’s Big Island is a big ohana, and that means family, whether it’s a traditional mom & dad and kids, blended, extended, multi generational family reunion or a group of old friends. The Big Island ohana embraces groups of people traveling together, of different ages, with different interests and tastes. And there’s an adventure waiting for anyone with a sense of play and imagination.
In one day, a family can experience the desert like lava plains along the Kona Coast and the rainiest city in America, Hilo. Go from sea level to the world’s tallest mountain Mauna Kea (13,796 when measured from sea level, 33,500 from the ocean floor), cruise through green rainforest or black lava rock. Watch whales, swim with dolphins, whisper to horses or listen to rare birdsong, sleep in the hotels industry best, or camp out in seldom seen places.
It’s all here, in a big way, on Hawaii’s Big Island
Four Awesome Family Fun Adventures on the Big Island:
- Big Island Beaches. Isn’t this why you came? The Big Island’s white, black, gray or green sand is where everyone’s toes want to dig in and kick back. From remote and secluded to activity-packed and popular, you’re never more than 26 miles from the coastline.
- Explore Volcanoes National Park. A place full of wonders; steamy craters, misty lava caves, a museum with a movie and make-your-own earthquake machine, acres of exploration, volcano inspired arts, the intrigue of Madame Pele’s legend, and the amazing creation of new land where living lava pours into the sea. If you can’t make the drive, try a helicopter “flightseeing” tour for a bird’s eye view of the best action.
- Ocean Adventures. Lucky families visiting from December to April have a rare opportunity to see our biggest guests, humpback whales, who migrate here from Alaska every winter. If you’re not here in time to take a whale watch cruise, the rest of the year is perfect to snorkel, scuba, boogie board. Sail, kayak, fish, surf, windsurf, or kite surf. Parasail 300 feet above the water or take a submarine excursion 100 feet below. The ocean is an endless discovery.
- Learning Adventures. Hawaii’s Big Island is alive with history. On the west side, experience Pu’uhonua O Honaunau a restored Hawaiian village three centuries old, complete with thatched huts, hand carved tiki deities, a temple and a sense of awe. You can tour an historic coffee plantation or a major ethno-botanical garden, call on a royal residence, visit the first official Christian church in the Islands or see the home of Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys) in Waimea town. Or, gaze into space on a Mauna Kea summit astronomy trek. In east-side museums, discover the power of a tsunami or take a virtual undersea voyage, check out a macadamia nut factory, missionary manor house, orchid farm or active volcanoes.
- Go Geocaching! Take on an affordable adventure and go geocaching! Experience the various trails in Hawaii's Big Island and discover a treasure or two along the way. Many geocaching adventures await.
Fun is just right outside your suite when you take advantage of our fun filled resort activities great for everyone! Our activities staff offers a week filled of activities that will make your stay in Hawaii memorable. Learn how to make a fresh flower lei, paint a coconut or create a souvenir Hawaiian potholder. These are just a few of the many activities we offer at the resort. *Classes and prices subject to change.
Beach rentals are also available for a small fee. And pool items are always available complimentary to use at our 8 sparking swimming pools throughout the resort.
CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER
75-1027 Henry Street
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Cold Stone Creamery, O’s Bistro, Subway, Manna Korean BBQ, Kona Natural foods, Cingular Wireless, Big Island Surf, Co., Maryl Realty, Inc., Safeway, Countrywide Home Loans, Mail Boxes Etc., Territorial Savings, Kama’aina Diamond Company, Denny’s, Walmart, and Borders Books & Music.
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER
Paradise Found Boutique, Aloha Petroleum, Daylight Donuts & Deli, Drysdale’s Two Restaurant, Kenichi Pacific, KTA Super Stores, Keoki’s Surfin Ass Café, Los Habeneros, Peaberry & Galette, Rocky’s Pizza, Royal Thai Café, Subway, Ace Hardware Store, Keauhou Cinemas, Hot Hula Activities & Greeting Center, Miranda’s Pets, Post Office, Shell Vacations, Clint Sloan Studios, Forduns at Keauhou Bay, Giggles, Originals by Oscar, Showcase Gallery, Longs Drugs, L&L Hawaiian BBQ, Moo Betta Frozen Fun, Bank of Hawaii, Nail Tech, and Urgent Care.
KONA INN SHOPPING VILLAGE
Hawaiii Pedals, Manta Ray & Snorkel Dive, Reebok Store, Big Island Adventures, Fun Factory, Sgt. Leisure, Island Salsa, Big Island Swimwear, Surf & Sandals, Christel’s Boutique, Krazy About Kona,Star Shine, Cuzn’s Deli, Hawaiian Fruit & Flowers, Jim Bill’s Gemfire, Pacific Fine Art, Tropical Bags, Kona Candle & Gift, Toejams, Candle Boutique, Joy’s Aloha Wear/Volcano, Hula Heaven/Flamingo’s, Kona Inn Childrens Wear, The Treasury, Limited Editions Hawaii, Island Life Tee Shirt Co., Honolua Surf Co., Tropical Batiks/Kona, Alleygecko’s, Corner’s of the Pacific, Coconut Willies, ABC Stores, Kona, Coffee Café, Kona Jewelry Factory, Kona Inn Jewelry, Kona Gallery, Kuno’s Hawaii, Hale O He’e, Tropical Heat Wave.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Alligator Funkhouse, Aloha Kona Kids, Dairy Queen, Emma's Flowers, Genki Sushi, Go Wireless, Jeans Warehouse, Kona Wine Market, Office Max, Panda Express, Petco, Ross Dress for Less, Sports Authority, Subway, Supercuts, Taco Delmar, Target, Trixx Salon and Spa, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Ultimate Burger.
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