Something for Everyone

Kona is home to the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament and Ironman Triathlon World Championship.  The Ironman Championships first event is the 2.4 mile swim which begins at the Kailua Pier and stretches out into the bay.  Ocean activities, tours, and dinner cruises depart from Kailua Pier.  Unlike piers in other cities, the waters alongside Kailua Pier are pristine, clear, and inviting.  In fact you will often see people swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking right next to the pier.  A fitness-oriented town, you will find many people of all ages jogging or swimming as early as sunrise

Big Island Hawaii Variety
Located just south of Kona Hawaii, Captain Cook boasts country living with famous historic sites, like Captain Cook’s Monument, Place of Refuge and Painted Church. The Big Island boasts having 11 of the 13 climates of the world on one island. If the Volcano National Park or Kealakekua Bay are not on your list, they should be.  Swim with dolphins, enjoy amazing snorkeling, hike to the Captain Cook Monument, horseback ride on several trails, stargaze from the top of a 13,000 foot mountain, relax on one of the many gorgeous beaches or enjoy the amazing wonders of Volcano National Park.  All are close to our Big Island bed and breakfast.

Captain Cook and Kona Hawaii Visitors

Beyond the famous Kona Hawaii coffee, Kailua Kona is home to the annual Ironman triathlon, normally held in October.  Rich history, including King Kamehameha’s hut, provides great historical value and reflects the rich Hawaii Big Island culture. The King Kamehameha luau in Kona celebrates food, dance and the culture of the Pacific Polynesia and New Zealand, with the rich traditions of the celebration. Shopping, farmers markets underwater adventures -- including scuba diving, snorkeling, glass bottom boats and submarine adventures -- add to the attraction and activities available in Kona Hawaii.

Your Hawaii Vacation
Hale Ho’ola means the “House of Healing” in the native Hawaiian language. The tropical gardens that surround the house provide a luscious environment and calming effect for our guests.  You will realize why the Big Island is also known as “Orchid Island.”  The spacious rooms and private lanais provide serenity after your days of exploration.  On the other hand, if you are not sure what to do on the Big Island, Bob and Mary can give you some ideas or you can find them on our Big Island Vacation activities page. Explore the rich heritage and history for which the Hawaii is known, and then unwind at our comfortable bed and breakfast inn.


Hale Ho'ola

The North Coast

While the south end of the Big Island of Hawaii is mostly rocky from the hardened volcanic lava, the North end of the Big Island is a lush, tropical paradise. The drive up the coast from our bed and breakfast gives you a flavor of the diversity of the Island on your vacation. Luscious landscapes come up on you in Waipio Valley - Hawaiian Valley of the Kings, which lives up to its name. Trail heads for hiking to amazing, lush waterfalls and incredible views of the Big Island are well worth the drive

Hawaii Volcano National Park

The Big Island keeps growing every year, thanks to the active volcanoes on the island. Volcanoes National Park is home to many active volcano sites, which continually flow into the ocean, cool and become hardened lava, thus expanding the size of the island. Read more about Volcano National Park and how it may fit with your Big Island vacation plans from our bed and breakfast.