Experience the flavors of Hawaii

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During your time in Hawaii, you are likely to see some unfamiliar things on menus and experience island flavors very different from what you find at home. Hawaii truly is a melting pot of different cultures, and one of the best ways to experience this diversity is through food.

Start your day the Hawaiian way…

For breakfast, consider trying a loco moco (a dish reportedly created in Hilo, featuring white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg and brown gravy) and a glass of P.O.G. (passion, orange, guava juice).

Lunch like a local

At lunch time, order up a plate lunch, which typically comes with “two scoop white rice,” mac (macaroni) salad, and an entrée like teriyaki beef, fresh island fish or kālua pork (kālua is a traditional Hawaiian cooking method utilizing an imu, a type of underground oven).

Need an afternoon pick-me-up?

Try a musubi, a Japanese-inspired snack made of a slice of grilled Spam on top of a block of rice, often sprinkled with furikake (a dry seasoning), and wrapped together with nori (a dried sheet of edible seaweed).

Dinner … and don’t forget dessert!

For dinner, sushi fans will want to try Hawaiian poke, which is diced, raw fish tossed with a variety of savory seasonings.

And don’t forget dessert! Two of our favorites are Hawaiian shave ice (finely shaved ice formed into a ball, topped with a variety of island-inspired flavors and served in a paper cone or bowl) and malasadas, a Portuguese-style doughnut coated with sugar and often filled with flavored cream or fruit fillings.

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Hungry to experience the flavors of the island?

First, check out the airfare deals to Kona on Google Flights. Then, explore our website to find the perfect vacation rental, whether you’re looking for a cozy studio for two, or a luxurious villa for a large group.

Vacation rentals on the Big Island

Fairway Villas is located in Waikoloa Beach Resort just 20 minutes north of the Kona airport on the sun-drenched, beach-dotted Kohala Coast. The quiet, gated complex offers two- and three-bedroom units, and a one-bedroom option will soon be available as well!

In addition to the spacious bedrooms, upscale kitchens and comfortable living spaces, each of the units feature airy lanais with beautiful lake, mountain or golf course views. Imagine starting and ending the day with your favorite beverage while relaxing on your private lanai!

Fairway Villas boasts an infinity-edged pool, hot tub, poolside grilling area, open-air fitness center, and social room with library and game table. A short walk away are two shopping centers, with a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options. The beach and two championship golf courses are also conveniently located within the resort.

Book direct and save 10%

Book directly with us and mention “Aloha Escape” in your reservation to save 10% on your vacation rental. We hope to see you soon – a hui hou!

Images courtesy of TavallaiChristopher Liang, khluvr621 & Matt Wunderle.

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