If you love coffee and art, then there’s no better destination than Holualoa, Hawaii. Wake up to the fresh mountain air and a cup of Kona joe, then spend the day exploring art galleries and cute shops. Finish it off with a reliably amazing Kona sunset, and you’re in heaven! Choose one of our awesome Holualoa Hawaii vacation rentals, and explore the beautiful Kona Coast!
Just south of Kailua-Kona, Holualoa Hawaii is a six-mile scenic drive up the old Mamalahoa Highway. It’s a winding mountain road through coffee farms and lush jungle. The town itself is a historic hub that’s become an artists’ enclave in recent years, and there are many art galleries here alongside working coffee farms. Informational signage on historic buildings in town tell about the area’s past. If you’re lucky enough to be here during a festival or First Friday event, you’ll see the town really come alive. There’s the Coffee & Art Stroll, the Music & Light holiday festival, the Summer Farm Fest and ʻUkulele Jam, and more! This cute town is full of artists who like to get together with the community.
Whether you head north or south from here, you’ll be able to enjoy all the great beaches of the Kona Coast. There are also numerous tour and rental companies nearby, ready to take you on incredible snorkel or kayak tours, or rent you all the gear you need for a variety of ocean sports. Explore historical sites of Kona, whether it’s Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau to learn about traditional Hawaiian culture, Huliheʻe Palace to see treasures of the royalty, or the Kona Historical Society’s Living History Farm to learn about the old-fashioned life of coffee farmers in the area.
No matter what adventures you have during the day, you’ll want to return to peaceful Holualoa Hawaii in the evenings to catch the greatest sunset view on the island!