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Holualoa Village

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Address: Highway 180, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Many artists are galleries are found here

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Remnant of Big Island's colourful sugar-cane past

With its large population of descendants of Japanese immigrants from 1868 on, the Big Island has a fascinating history, culture and mix of ethnicities -- mostly non-white. Visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With its large population of descendants of Japanese immigrants from 1868 on, the Big Island has a fascinating history, culture and mix of ethnicities -- mostly non-white. Visit Holualua from Kailua-Kona to get a sense of that history -- it was a largely Japanese-American village in the only sugar-growing district on the west side of the island (most of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small town about 4 miles away from downtown Kona with little shops and art galleries to walk through. Not the same things you will find in Kona, and some nice local art and artists can be found here! There is also0 a wonderful cafe up there which might be the best reason for going up there! A... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paul's Place is a unique experience if there ever was one. Paul Ester, Lance and all the other folks like Manny who helps out all add to the welcoming and easy vibe only found here.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable place as a artists colony to get some down time from the city and the hubbub. Nice view from the UCC coffee station and the cafe in town has very good food, even Paul's Place a small store has friendly people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We were staying very close about 10 minutes walking to the village. We were lucky enough to be there for the first Friday art walk where all of the art shops were open with entertainment and some with wine. All crafts are made by local talented people and was fun to talk to the shop owners, think we might have... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

There is a tiny post office, a ukulele store, a delicious restaurant, and several very small but historical buildings lovingly refurbished for art displays. Don't rush. Take your time and enjoy wonderful encounters with this tight community.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

There are some very good restaurants and some interesting shops here. There's a free public parking lot with shockingly clean public restrooms. It's a good place to check out for a few hours, but it's not a whole day affair.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The village of Holualoa has an evening art crawl and overall "block party" on the first Friday night of the month. We attended and had a great time talking with the folks who live in the village. It is so refreshing to come to this village year after year because it's off the beaten track and pretty non-touristy. We ate... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Lots of art shops to visit...everyone was kind and helpful. Many of the stores had a plaque on them explaining the use of the building in the last century! We visited on a Monday, which was NOT a good idea as most of the stores are closed on Monday . It is on a hill, but easy to walk to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

If you like art and enjoy great food, head up to Holualoa. Eat at the Holuakoa cafe for brunch, lunch or dinner. Browse the little galleries and shops before or after lunch (most galleries are closed Sunday and Monday and during lunch hour). We try to share this lovely spot with all our friends that visit us while staying on... More 

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