Luxury Escapes: Indulge Yourself in Big Island’s Premium Vacation Rentals with Kohala Coast Properties

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It is now December, and if you’re seeking an indulgent escape from the winter, look no further than Kohala Coast Properties, your gateway to premium vacation rentals on the enchanting Big Island of Hawaii. In this blog, we’ll explore the unparalleled benefits of renting a vacation property over the holidays, immersing yourself in the luxury…

The Heart of Gratitude: Moving Beyond Thanksgiving Day

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With Thanksgiving on the horizon, this time of year wraps us in a comforting embrace, inspiring reflections on gratitude and thankfulness. But let’s ponder for a moment – are thankfulness and gratitude the same? To be thankful is to experience pleasure and relief, sentiments we all cherish. Yet, gratitude, as defined, extends beyond emotions; it’s…

Roasted Kona Coffee

A Guide to the Best Coffee Farms and Tours on the Big Island of Hawaii

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The Big Island of Hawaii is not only known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage, but it’s also a coffee lover’s paradise. The island boasts some of the most exceptional coffee in the world, thanks to its unique microclimates, fertile volcanic soil, and skilled coffee growers. If you’re a coffee enthusiast, visiting the…

Puako bay

10 Fun Facts About Hawaii Island

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The Big Island is a place of natural beauty and rich cultural history that continues to draw visitors from around the world. Its unique characteristics and stunning landscapes make it a standout among the Hawaiian Islands. In this blog, we’ll delve deeper into ten fun facts about Hawaii Island, offering a more detailed look at…

A-Bay Beach Waikoloa

How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii

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The Big Island of Hawaii is a dream destination for many travelers, known for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and diverse activities. While it’s true that Hawaii can be an expensive place to visit, with some careful planning and budget-conscious choices, you can enjoy a memorable vacation without breaking the bank. In this guide,…

Big Island Canoe Races

Labor Day Escapade: Celebrating on the Big Island of Hawaii

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Labor Day marks a time of reflection, appreciation, and celebration for the hard work and contributions of individuals across the United States. What better place to honor this spirit of labor than on the enchanting Big Island of Hawaii? Beyond the captivating local events, Labor Day weekend offers various activities that cater to different interests…

Maui fires at night

The Aftermath of Maui Fires and Its Impact on Hawaii Tourism: Standing with the Victims

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In the idyllic paradise of Hawaii, where azure waters meet lush landscapes, a recent catastrophe has sent shockwaves through the islands and the entire country. The Maui fires have left a trail of destruction, altering not just the physical landscape but also the socio-economic fabric of the region. As the embers settle and the community…

A-Bay sunrise

A Guide to the Best Photo Spots on the Big Island of Hawaii

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The Big Island of Hawaii is a picturesque paradise. With its stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and breathtaking vistas, this volcanic wonderland offers many opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture unforgettable moments. Whether you are a professional photographer or simply an avid traveler with a camera in hand, this guide will take you through some of…

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A Guide to the Best Snorkeling Spots on the Big Island of Hawaii

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Summer is the best time to enjoy the ocean on the Big Island of Hawaii, and that includes snorkeling. Known for its diverse marine life and crystal-clear waters, the Big Island offers a plethora of incredible snorkeling opportunities. Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or a beginner looking to explore the underwater world, this guide…

Man and child surfing

Exploring Paradise Safely: Tips for Swimming on the Big Island’s Majestic Beaches

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The Big Island of Hawaii is enchanting, with pristine beaches, azure waters, and abundant marine life awaiting your arrival. If you plan to visit the island this summer, you are in for a treat, as it is the best time to enjoy our beautiful beaches. The weather is perfect, and the waters are warmer and…

Wedding couple on the beach

Exchanging Vows in Paradise: A Guide to Planning Your Dream Wedding in Hawaii

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When planning the perfect wedding, a few destinations rival Hawaii’s breathtaking beauty and serene ambiance. With its lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and captivating sunsets, Hawaii has become a coveted location for couples seeking a romantic backdrop for their special day. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, this guide will take you…

Embrace the Spirit of Aloha: Experiencing the Vibrant Culture of the Big Island of Hawaii

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If you’re planning a visit to our enchanting island, get ready to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the true spirit of Aloha. We are delighted to be your guide as we unveil the best ways to embrace the island’s unique heritage. This blog will share some insider tips on experiencing the local…

Aloha heart on the sand

11 Hawaiian Words You Need to Know: Essential Vocabulary for Your Trip to Hawaii

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As you embark on your journey to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, it is essential to familiarize yourself with some common Hawaiian words and phrases. Learning a few basic terms will not only help you communicate with locals but also deepen your understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of Hawaii. In this blog…

Family on the beach

How to Plan the Perfect Big Island Vacation for Families

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As the leading provider of vacation rental properties on the Big Island, we know firsthand how to plan the perfect family vacation. With its stunning natural beauty, warm tropical climate, safe environment, and endless activities for all ages, the Big Island is the ultimate destination for families seeking adventure, relaxation, and quality time together. There…

hawaii place refuge

Finding Refuge in Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau: A Guide to Hawaii’s City of Refuge

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Aloha and welcome to Kohala Coast Properties’ guide to Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau (City of Refuge) National Historical Park! If you’re planning a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, be sure to add this stunning and historically rich destination to your itinerary. About the Park Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is a place of great cultural…

Pu u wa awa a forest reserve

Wonderful Woods of Hawaii

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The Big Island of Hawaii is known for its stunning natural beauty, from its dramatic volcanic landscapes to its pristine beaches and lush rainforests. One of the island’s lesser-known but equally enchanting natural wonders is its unique and diverse forests, which are home to a remarkable variety of plant and animal life. In this blog…

Hula dancers

Big Island Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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Hawaii is all about the ocean and beautiful beaches; however, if you want to learn more about Hawaiian culture and have a different kind of fun experiences, consider participating in one of the events this year. March 11, 2023 – Kona Brewers Festival This year, Kona Brewers Festival celebrates its 28th anniversary. It was first…

Mauna Lani Fish Ponds

How to Plan Your Hawaiian Vacation

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A trip to Hawaii is a dream vacation for many, and if you have already been here, you would want to return. The tropical paradise, with its breathtaking nature and unique culture, is on many people’s vacation lists. However, how you plan your vacation to Hawaii can significantly alter its outcome. In this blog post,…

Private Dining at Mauna Kea Resort

Best places for Valentine’s Day Dinner on the Big Island

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One of the definitions of aloha is love — which makes the Aloha State, i.e., Hawaii, a perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Of course, there are many special ways to celebrate this holiday on the island, but if you want an unforgettable romantic dinner, here are some ideas. Napua Napua is the best-kept secret…

Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii in Winter

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Knowing when to visit the Big Island of Hawaii is essential when planning your Big Island trip or vacation. There is really no wrong time to visit the Big Island – its incredibly wide diversity and geography suit almost any type of traveler. However, winter brings opportunities to see and do things that you may…

Happy New Year!

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As the sun sets on another year, we realize that life is short. That is why dream big and make the most of 2023! Each year is a gift that holds hope for new adventures. Life itself is an adventure that is full of beautiful destinations. Hawaii is one of them, and we are so…

Christmas Tree and Surfboard in the snow

Merry Christmas to Our Ohana!

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Aloha Friends! You have probably heard the word Ohana before. Ohana in Hawaiian means family, but in a much more inclusive sense. You don’t have to be a family member to be accepted into someone’s Ohana. The word is imbued with loyalty, support, compassion, and love. It is a great honor to be a part…

Mauna Loa Eruption

Mauna Loa Eruption

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“This is a wonderful eruption. … This is more than a spectacle; to many people of Hawaii, this is a sacred event.” As you probably heard, Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world located on the Big Island of Hawaii, began erupting late Sunday night. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported…

Taro fields in Hawaii

Understanding Aloha Aina

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What is Aloha Aina? Aloha “Aina in Hawaiian means “love of the land” and is central to Native Hawaiian thought and culture. Aloha ʻāina brings a perspective that permeates many aspects of life. Its ecological and cultural orientations are founded upon a sense of being connected to all living things. This mutuality between all things…

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