Holualoa Village
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Steamboat323
Windsor, CO574 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This little village has potential, and is worth a quick stop. There’s a small gravel parking lot (free) with an outhouse at one end of town. When my husband and I wandered through on a Wednesday afternoon, finding open shops was hit or miss. We enjoyed most of the ones we stopped in, and had fun chatting with the artisans. We preferred the small jewelry shops as some of the larger shops were quite pricey.

I found some unique earrings at a reasonable price ($30-35). Entire village stroll took about an hour. There’s a cute restaurant that a local recommended at night, but we did not stay that long to check it out inside.

It would be cool for visitors if the area was a bit more pedestrian friendly, more consistent shop openings, spaces to sit in shade, and a few more food/drink options. Still, worth a look.
Written January 30, 2020
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G C
Anchorage, AK1,012 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Up the mountain from Kona is found the very scenic and quaint village of Holualoa, where you can peruse lovely arts and crafts made by local folks :)). There’s a nice array of delightful galleries, along with an excellent coffee shop, classy restaurant, and a yummy Mexican cafe as well... one of our favorite places is the Dovetail Gallery, which features beautiful pieces made of wood, ceramics, and other media (plus super friendly owners and their pup too). Why bring home a faux souvenir from those tacky gift shops, when you can acquire an authentic piece made by a Hawaiian artist? (Also, if the temperature is too hot down in Kona town, you’ll find things to be considerably cooler up here in Holualoa.). Enjoy!
Written January 6, 2020
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Frank P
Eugene, OR1,216 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a fun area to spend an hour or two. Many shops and art galleries. The quality of much of the work is outstanding. Shop keepers are nice and helpful. Be sure to visit Wish Keeper & Gourds and ask how they do the designs it really was amazing.
Written February 14, 2020
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Shasha
Chino Valley, AZ313 contributions
Oct 2020
This artist colony has been hit hard by the lack of tourist trade. The shops are fun and offer a wide range of items from very upscale art to tourist tchotchkes. It's quaint and enjoyable, a relaxed village to stroll. Many shops were closed when we visited owing to the pandemic, but the ones that were opened offered a very satisfying time.
Written January 6, 2021
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Kathy M
22 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We were visiting the store on their last week before their closing. Mr. Komo said that they would continue to sell their coffee. During Covid19, we decided we needed to relive our great time on the Big Island. We ordered coffee beans from Komo Estate to be sent to our home. Coffee did not disappoint! So if you feel need a little Aloha escape this did it for us!
Written July 26, 2020
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Spierie
2 contributions
Sep 2012
some tourist have no concept or appreciation of beauty & the true simplicity of Hawaii. holualoa is a rare gem of Hawaii! Please don't visit our town if you are looking for more crowds or more tourist shops..this place is about the breath taking old growth trees, foliage, beautiful sloping hills of the coffee farms & seanic drive that is still untouched by the commercial tourist industry, (this is "really" hawaii so if your looking for more china imports or chain resorts don't come here, if fact don't come to Hawaii at all) holualoa is one place that is still magical in its nature..stop by mauka meadows coffee farm for a free walk or tour through one of the most beautiful gardens around & bring a lunch to eat at the bottom of the farm over looking the infinity pool that meets with the ocean view. (Not for swimming)
Written August 13, 2013
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Bud B
Holualoa, HI121 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
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 etc. and gasoline. Their K. Komo coffee is a huge winner. Do not miss it. Buy a pound or three. Their Kona coffee has won so many awards that they are no longer allowed to compete. The best of the best coffee in the world.

The store is two small steps up from the nearby street and on one level.
Written February 18, 2015
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Voyager78
Hawaii34 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
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, it is the giver of life also -- they create lush rain forests, rich soil with minerals where all lives thrive. This Village gets everything rain, fog, vog (volcano originated gases), everything grows here (coffee, avocado, citrus, orchids, proteas to name a few), this town has many art galleries, bakeries, eateries, cafes, once a week farmers market on SAT, acupuncture, chinese herbs, massage, body therapies, yoga classes, fine art studios, country Inns, country mercantile store, Ukelele gallery, Holuakoa gardens & cafe with local artisan foods with brunch and deli. Lots of artists choose to live here. They have 2 major Annual Events -- 1st Saturday of November Coffee & Art Stroll where village shops host a local Kona coffee farm and give free coffee samples from 9 am - 3pm. There are food kiosks. I have attended this, it is really fun and learn a lot about coffee. Even though I don't drink coffee I enjoy learning about the coffee plant, its origin, its process from a red cherry to the coffee cup, lots of work involved. In December 1 st Saturday Music & Light Festival from 6 - 9 pm free music and refreshments. It is an enjoyable town/village to visit.
Written January 21, 2015
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desingerinDC
Arlington, VA75 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
In this sleepy little town, there's a very fine ukelele gallery with gorgeous handmade ukes made by local crafts people and the owner, Sam Rosen. My 12 year old daughter plays the uke and Sam let her play any instrument in the shop that she wanted. He was generous with his time and treated us like old friends. It was a pleasure to visit his shop. Then he took us downstairs to the workshop and we spend some time down there with Sam and another person who was taking his uke workshop--a 10 day experience in which you make your own uke. The craftsmanship with which the instruments are made is incredible. My husband and I shopped around the art galleries in town, while our daughter spent another hour hanging out with Sam in the store and the workshop. He put her to work tuning a new instrument he just finished. If you are into guitars or ukes, and also want to see some local galleries outside of the tourist areas, this is worth a trip to Holualoa.
Written January 5, 2014
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WWqwerty
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Holualoa us a place to visit during the day and on a weekday. This is why people want to move to Hawaii. The beauty of the surroundings and the laid back lifestyle inspire the artist in all of us, even if we just appreciate art. Don't expect people here to rush to greet you but you can expect them to hold a real conversation if you have the time.
Relax, put yourself on island time and spend some time looking at paintings, carvings, sculpture. I love it and go back every time I visit Hawaii.
Written October 7, 2013
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