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Address: Highway 180, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808 322 8484
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Description: Many artists are galleries are found here

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Worth a trip if you are in Kona

A visit to Holualoa Village can be fun and expose you to some wonderful native Hawaiian craftspeople. We have been several times but were there recently for a return visit. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Fort Collins, CO
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130 reviews 130 reviews
58 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The highway was quite pretty, but since it was raining, we could not appreciate the views down below. We visited a nice art gallery, a jewelry shop, and a coffee shop (which fortunately had a public bathroom), but many of the other shops were closed up, which was disappointing. There is also very little parking, other than pulling off the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A visit to Holualoa Village can be fun and expose you to some wonderful native Hawaiian craftspeople. We have been several times but were there recently for a return visit. There are a number of shops and some have fairly standard souvenirs, but others have special items that make the trip worthwhile. We would particularly recommend the Dovetail Gallery (high... More 

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Holualoa, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

K. Komo is a small store on the old hiway north of Holualoa. Mr. and Mrs Komo are there to help you. They run the store as well as their nearby coffee estate. Outward appearance of the store is somewhat like a small, old Hawaiian-style 7-11 and you can buy food, drinks, beer, snacks, ice cream, necessities for an outing... More 

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Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A scenic 15 minute drive up the Hualalai road from Kailua-Kona brings you to this hillside village town called Holualoa. Big Island of Hawaii has 5 mountains and three of those are active volcanic mountains - Mauna Loa (active), Kilauea (active), Hualalai (active), Mauna Kea and Kohala. Holualoa village is sitting on the Hualalai mountain. Volcano not only takes life,... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Except for the Holualoa Gallery, the shops are small and dusty with limited, mostly inconsequential, yet expensive items. There are no bathrooms which is also an issue after the trek to get out that way. The drive out there is tedious and for the time and mileage a trip to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau is much more beautiful and educational.

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seattle
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not too far off the beaten path you will find this lovely village which seems frozen in time. There used to be several art galleries and craft shops which have migrated to higher traffic areas due to the economy, but don't give this place a pass just because of that. There are still some shops open, a sweet coffee shop,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a very interesting little village it has some quaint shops probably like the Hawaii of old the people are very friendly

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A small village that has lost its appeal. Ok for a rainy day or something to kill a short amount of time. The shops have lost their luster from days gone by. The village needs something to draw in a crowd. I imagine there could be people walking both sides of the road exploring the shops but something is lacking.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had a great time going through the galleries and seeing the sights. This area has the feel of an Old Hawaii. Loved the arts workshop.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

In the apparently common Kona tradition, gallery owners don't seem to really respect their posted store hours. Also, be advised that on Monday they are almost ALL closed. We went through several times and were only able to enter a few spots. Those that were open did have beautiful handcrafted merchandise and friendly staff. If you can find them all... More 

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