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TEACHING ALOHA

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Local Vibe

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Local Faves

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Lay of the Island

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Preserving a Culture

Learn about a royal beauty ... king fish ... a growing nuisance ... happy spiders ... some local lingo ... and a bashful bird.

Resident Tiffany DeEtte Shafto shares her insight and treasures of Hawai‘i.

Getting familiar with the Big Island.

Hawai‘i Island's cultural practitioners show a true love and desire to share aloha and educate visitors.


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ARTIST INSPRIATION

Cover Photography + Styling NATALIA MASTRASCUSA Haku Wild Blooms Hawaii Vessel Northern Lights Model Guinevere Spring Davenport

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THE PANIOLO WAY

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Parker Ranch

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Ancient Survivors

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All You Need is Love

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Culinary Treasure

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Hot Spot

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What We Love Now

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Experience Hawai‘i

Naturing and nurturing loyalty and the history of the paniolo.

The incredible existence of jellyfish.

The Animal Community Center in Hōluala also got a little help from a passionate team and generous community.

Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides and Jake Shimakabukuro find a mutually inspired connection, energy and creativity.

A visit with Chef Alan Wong ahead of his return to Mauna Lani for Cuisines of the Sun.

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LOCAL VIBE

ROYAL BEAUTY Pīkake (Jasminum sambac) is an Arabian jasmine so alluring it caught the attention of Hawaiian ali‘i (royalty). Princess Ka‘iulani named it after her prized peacocks at the end of the 19th century. Its legendary beauty has endured as suitors have chosen the flower to give to their beloved; brides have selected to wear it as a lei at their wedding ceremonies; and hula dancers have considered it a favorite adornment. The blooms before opening are in the shape of an oval pearl, softly fluted at the edges, and closely fit together to form a lei as beautiful as any pearl necklace, and especially stunning in multiple strands. It provides the perfect shape for the lei in the poepoe style (gathered into a circle). The irresistible heavenly scent is the essence of floral. It carries the attraction to another level, making it a desired ingredient in aromatherapy and luxury body ointments and perfumes. Recognized for its soothing and calming effects, pīkake is the perfect choice in an essential oil. To be balanced and harmonious or to be royally adorned, one who luxuriates with pīkake realizes its promise of being in touch with the exotic aura of Hawai‘i.

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Incredible memories of Hawai‘i are made at the edge of the ocean as talented dancers and musicians perform and Mauna Kea chefs put on their own dazzling show featuring kālua pig and the Island’s most delicious edibles.

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Overlooking Kauna‘oa Bay, Manta pioneered Kohala Regional Cuisine, featuring locally sourced ingredients delivered daily.

From handcrafted cocktails and elevated local cuisine, to a full lū‘au experience, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers something for everyone.

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LOCAL VIBE

Moi (Pacific threadfin) was the preferred fish of Hawaiian ali‘i (royalty), even bred and stored in fishponds for that purpose. Those outside the royal circle were forbidden to eat this delicacy. A white, mildly flavored fish is versatile in terms of preparation. Fishermen who cast from shore for moi that swims in the shallow waters, often close to reefs, are tempted to grill it onshore. Home cooks may choose to poach it in a wok and flavor it with Asian ingredients (think ginger, sesame oil and shoyu) so that it makes a good accompaniment to a rice bowl. Moi also finds its place in haute cuisine throughout the Hawaiian Islands where it is now farmed in several places offshore in deep water cages. Some of the dishes that take the fish to the height of culinary skill include moi encrusted in potato flakes that resemble fish scales or steamed in green ti leaves (aka, palm lily and cabbage palm). It can also be served as sashimi. The whole fish typically ranges in size up to eight pounds but, remarkably, one came in at 10 pounds, 4 ounces caught on Kaua‘i in 2008. The preparation and presentation of the whole fish, Asian-style, is as impressive as it is delicious.

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LOCAL VIBE

GROWING NUISANCE Everything seems to grow faster and higher in Hawai’i than anywhere else. The African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata) takes off reaching for the sky, growing approximately six feet a year. Since it is not indigenous to the islands, its spectacular growth is a concern because it can overtake the native species of the forest, namely ‘ōhi‘a lehua (known for its lei-making flowers and sacred symbolism), ‘ōlapa (flowering forest tree) and maile (a fragrant vine whose flowers are also used in lei-making). The African tulip threatens to take in all the sunshine for its own species and shade out the others, putting in jeopardy the multi-storied tropical rain forest so wonderfully ecologically balanced and consisting of a rich diversity of ferns, mosses, shrubs and trees. The tree is so invasive that it was nominated in the “100 of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species” in the Global Invasive Species Database. Furthermore, the flowers have a natural defense killing bees and possibly other species who harvest its pollen. It can be tempting to plant the African tulip, known as “the flame of the forest” for its showy reddish-orange blossoms, as it is beautiful. However, local communities have realized the benefits of stopping invasive species and what is at risk. Preserving the incomparable beauty and harmony of the landscape of Old Hawai‘i has become a priority. Efforts are succeeding to stop the planting of African tulip trees and clearing the established population.

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ALL SMILES Have you ever heard of a spider that walks on stilt-like legs and sports a happy face on the back of its abdomen? You will find the Hawaiian happy-face spider (Theridion grallator), grallator being Latin for stilts, nowhere else than the Hawaiian Islands of O‘ahu, Moloka‘i, Maui and the Big Island. Nananana makaki‘i (literally, mask spider, is its Hawaiian name) spiders like to remain camouflaged on the backside of a leaf. There is no need to fear this unique happy-face arachnid as it is not poisonous. You may not even be able to find it since it changes colors, typically from yellow to orange or green, to fit in with its leafy environment, and at half an inch is a tad smaller than a dime. The color change may well be to avoid being eaten by predators. Spider mothers are not usually known for doting on their young, but the happy-face spiders are in the one percent that guard their babies and bring them food and will even adopt other spiderlings left without a mom. Hawai‘i boasts over 132 species of spiders, but none appear as happy as this naturally smiling species.

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T HE G AT HE R ING PL A CE OF T HE KOH A L A CO A S T

Pristine Coastline 27-Holes of Spectacular Golf

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Ocean and Beach Activities

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LOCAL VIBE

LOCAL LINGO In Hawai‘i, the cultural tradition of uniting to form a hui (group, club, or association) runs deep. It is in keeping with another cultural value, lōkahi, that celebrates teamwork. The spirit of helping one another, pitching in together, is putting into action lōkahi. The ancient Hawaiian fishing method of members of a community coming together to extend a long net into the ocean and pull the net back together into shore once the fish have been ensnared is an example. The event, which sees the catch shared among those who came together for the hukilau (community fishing event), demonstrates what can be accomplished through many hands working together. In recent years, the idea of forming a hui to continue the ways of the past has come back into the current culture. The use of the Hawaiian word has reached a peak as well as the number of cooperative groups formed. Hui have been formed to preserve the art of handweavers and sustaining the growth of limu (seaweed) and the ancient ways of collecting it. The Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui founded in 1953 has a branch on the Big Island. The Limu Hui was formed in 2014 to “gather the gatherers” who gather and care for native Hawaiian seaweed. One of the most famous founders of a hui was Duke Kahanamoku who became legendary for putting surfing on the map. Along with Ken Winter and Knute Cottrell, Duke founded Hui Nalu O Hawai‘i (Club of the Waves) in 1908 that still thrives today as a canoe club on Maunalua Bay on O‘ahu.

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LOCAL VIBE

BASHFUL BIRD You have to go high for an encounter with the Kalij pheasant, upland in the cloud forest while climbing over lava rock encrusted mountain tops. Since being introduced in 1962 for sport at the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Ranch on the Big Island, the Kalij pheasant, originally from the Himalayan region, has thrived without any real predators. Definitely a stunner, it is embellished with a wave-like design of white feathers in contrast to the blueish-black spray of its tail feathers. It scampers over the rough terrain while repeatedly jutting its head out to lead the way. Hawai‘i Birding Trails lists the hotspots for viewing this eyecatching creature (hawaiibirdingtrails.hawaii.gov). Lance Tanino of Hawaii Bird Guide describes the attraction of the pheasant to birdwatchers and why it is hard to sight. He observes, “The Kalij pheasant is an incredibly beautiful bird. It is usually very secretive and shy in the forested areas of the island. The red skin patch can be seen on both male and female. The rainbow-shaped tail is also often spoken about.” Hawai‘i boasts a range of exotic and showstopping birds, and the Kalij pheasant does not shrink in this lineup of beauties.

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LOCAL FAVES Favorite beach? Hapuna. We’ve made some special memories there. It’s such an easy beach to access and gather for a picnic with friends. Add that gorgeous, sprawling sand and the fun of playing in the waves—it’s an incredibly beautiful place. Favorite pastime/activity? Gardening. We have fabulous growing conditions year round and amazing soil in North Kohala. From fruit trees to veggies and tropical flowers, there’s always something to discover, or plant, in the garden. Favorite drive? Kona to Pololū. You get to experience the changing climate zones from desert to lush tropical forest, and everything in between, in just over an hour. Passing through the quaint plantation towns you get a taste of old Hawai‘i—and it’s not cold. There are definitely places you can get cold on this island. Favorite place to splurge? Beach Tree at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. Sitting on the water’s edge, enjoying the whales or the sunset depending on time of day/year, wonderful food, amazing service—for us it feels like a mini vacation. Favorite place to take in history? Isaacs Art Center. I’ve always enjoyed art history and Isaacs is part museum. Experiencing the works of Madge Tennent in their grand scale with all the incredible impasto—you feel the reverence she had for the Hawaiian community and can imagine what life was like nearly 100 years ago. It’s a remarkable resource on this island. Lucky you live in Hawai‘i because…of our amazing community. It’s the people who make this place so special. I have the pleasure of working with many of Hawai‘i’s master artists and deeply enjoy making people happy with their art. It’s wonderful to help people find local art they love that reflects them and connects them to their time here.

MY HAWAI‘I Tiffany DeEtte Shafto Occupation Founder & Curator, Tiffany's Art Agency How long you have lived in Hawai‘i? 18 years Moved from: San Francisco Bay Area

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If you were a visitor, you would want to know…to take a few days to explore the island. It is BIG! Plan your outings focusing on an area at a time and make appointments for visits in advance where necessary. And make dinner reservations too. Several things changed through COVID, but there are still lots of wonderful people and places waiting to be discovered.

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LAY OF THE ISLAND

The land you're standing on is very special. For millions of years, forces of nature have worked to create and shape these very islands, as each one slowly, but surely, rose from the sea. Welcome to the island of Hawai‘i, also known as the Big Island, the newest and youngest of the Hawaiian Islands. Here, you can witness many facets of awe and wonder as you explore valleys carved eons ago or newly formed coastlines, all waiting for you to discover their immense beauty, their historical and cultural importance, and their relevancy to our island’s vibrant future. Bigger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, the Big Island is an island of contrasts and contradictions. Maunakea looms as our tallest volcano at 13,803 feet, but extends another 19,700 feet below sea level making it the tallest mountain in the world when measured from the base. (Mount Everest is the highest mountain.) Yet, only a hundred feet or so shorter, Mauna Loa is considered the world’s largest volcano, both in terms of mass and volume. Kīlauea, which until recently was one of the world’s most active volcanoes, is not even the youngest. Right off the southeast coast of the Big Island lies Lō‘ihi Seamount, a submarine volcano slowly growing larger, and poised to make its emergence above the sea surface in only a mere hundred thousand years, give or take. Whatever type of adventure you’re looking for, the Big Island delivers in spades. If you’re looking to step foot into some of the world’s best and most colorful beaches, with your choice of white at Hāpuna Beach State Park or Manini‘ōwali Bay (also known as Kua Bay), black at Punalu‘u, grey or green sands at Papakōlea, you’ve come to the right place. If you’d rather explore massive peaks, dense jungle rainforests, subterranean lava tubes

(Thurston Lava Tube in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park), dry, arid deserts, and almost all types of landscapes in between, the Big Island has it. Thrill-seekers might prefer catching a big wave or soar high above the trees on a zipline over stunning waterfalls. For adventurers who prefer less adrenaline inducing activities, gently float down an old cane field irrigation ditch in a tube in Hawi And nature lovers can look for sightings of native birds in a peaceful forest. Whatever you’re seeking, whether its relaxation and respite on a gorgeous beach or unforgettable adventure, the Big Island is an extraordinary playground for all. Everything about the Hawaiian culture, traditions, history, language, food and, of course, genuine aloha is truly what makes this place so singular. Learning about King Kamehameha, the great unifier of all the Hawaiian Islands, and his journey from a young chief to commanding statesman, is a historical significance felt greatly on the Big Island, his birthplace. The Big Island is home to one of the most diverse populations in the entire United States. Along the way, you’re sure to experience the unique culture of many ethnic groups of people who have made Hawai‘i home over generations. From the ancestors of former sugar cane workers, including Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Korean residents, to more recent immigrants such as Anglo-American, Marshallese, and other Polynesian Islanders, each culture has brought its own flavor here. Taking the time to see how they’ve blended into a beautiful mélange is one of the joys of the different experiences found here.

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Preserving a

CULTURE A true love and desire to share aloha words BROOKE REHMANN

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Hawaiian culture can have many meanings,

depending on who you ask. For some, the words might conjure up images of hula dancers, swaying their hips to a constant beat, while tapping and shaking their ‘uli‘uli (feathered handheld instrument). It might mean the sounds of a kumu (teacher) hula chanting an oli, or the melodic plucking of a ‘ukulele. To some, it may include the sharing of stories passed down from generations, the stories of their own ‘ohana (family), and the communities they lived in. For outsiders, it might take on a different image, the type perpetuated by Hawaiian advertisements of yore, of grass skirts and grass shacks, of Diamond Head standing tall and proud in the background, of tiny bubbles in the wine. It is through these many meanings of Hawaiian culture that we seek to understand the real Hawai‘i, the true authentic history and culture of the people who originally called these islands home. Even for those who practice the culture and share it with outsiders for a living, the approaches of sharing their mana‘o (knowledge) will look and sound different. Yet one thing ties each individual thread together—a true love and desire to share their knowledge with others in the hope that this information will continue to be shared and passed down to generations beyond. I was honored to sit down with local legends whose job is not only to share their mana‘o with all who seek to learn from them, but who also live the values they teach. At Fairmont Orchid, Ka‘iulani Blankenfeld holds the title of Director of Hawaiian Culture, though her journey to this position has been an interesting one, with stops in various hotel departments along the way. Yet, it has been her love for her culture, for hula in particular, that has helped her reach the position she holds today. She has a gentle disposition, a calmness about her, the perfect antidote in an oftentimes frazzled world. Ka‘iulani, or Kai, shares how

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she’s a “great product of immigration to Hawai‘i” with her Hawaiian, German, French, Welsh, Scottish, Portuguese and Japanese heritage, but that she was “raised in a household steeped in Hawaiian culture.” It was in this household that she learned the value of ho‘okipa (hospitality), and to treat everyone as family. “Hospitality runs deeply in my DNA. To be generous and kind was not optional. We were taught to live aloha.” She was also brought up dancing hula, starting from the age of five years old. Hula has taught Kai to always think about nature, the ‘āina (land), and “learning to walk gently.” This example is a great way to approach visiting our islands, as well as other destinations we as travelers might visit. During her various lessons at the resort, she starts each class with guests introducing themselves, and then asking them their intention for taking each workshop. “Some people are confused by this question, but it makes things much more purposeful.” This intentionality comes from years of hearing her kūpuna (elders) and kumu remind her of doing things with a purpose, in order to perpetuate the culture properly. She hopes that visitors to our islands will travel intentionally and purposefully while here, to think about why they came here, and ask if they are leaving our islands better than when they found it. This may not be the first things people think of when choosing a vacation to Hawai‘i, but for those looking to share their culture in authentic ways, it’s important that visitors begin to look more deeply at what makes this place so special. And for people like Kai, she loves when visitors make these deeper connections, even sharing her culture with their friends and family back home. She shares a story of a lady who went back home to the mainland and found materials in her backyard to make a lei. “I tell my guests, when you make your first lei, I want to see it. I want you to take what you learned from me and use it.”

PHOTO COURTESY: (OPENING SPREAD) NATHAN SEBASTIAN; (OPPOSITE) FAIRMONT ORCHID

"Hospitality runs deeply in my DNA. To be generous and kind was not optional. We were taught to live aloha."


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EARL REGIDOR

I next visited with “Uncle” Earl Regidor, Manager of the Ka‘ūpūlehu Cultural Center and Mea Ho‘okipa, or hospitality ambassador, at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. There, he shared about his history and his love for teaching. Growing up on the Hāmākua Coast as the youngest of 12 children, Uncle Earl has worked on sugar plantations, joined the military, taught elementary school, and has been with Four Seasons Resort Hualālai since it opened its doors in 1996. His love of teaching, though, came from his family. “My parents said, everyday is a learning day, so you share what was shared with you to those who don’t know who we are.” These teachings helped Uncle Earl discover his love of sharing his knowledge with others. “The baseline is education at the Cultural Center,” he says. For Uncle Earl, his goal is to ensure each guest

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has a sense of place, and that they know where they are. The resort was a functioning fishing village, and the spirit of this village is still alive to this day. I ask Uncle Earl, do guests seek you out, or is it the other way around? He confides that though they share their programs with the guests, he’s excited by how enthusiastic residents of the resort and visitors look to learn from him and his staff. “Our visitors want to be immersed in the culture.” Some of the workshops he and his team offer including making flower lei, learning about the ‘ukulele, as well as Hawaiian quilts. “We want them to know that these are more than just a beautiful piece, but now it has meaning.” This “meaning” is significant, as it begins to get to the heart of what it means to share his mana‘o with others, and why its so important to him. Uncle Earl hopes that guests


PHOTO COURTESY: MAUNA LANI, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION; (OPPOSITE) FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALĀLAI

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will take what they learn here on our islands back home with them and share it with friends and family. He also wants guests to “see Hawai‘i through the eyes of our kūpuna,” and to let them know that aloha is not for sale but must be shared authentically. “If they take one thing back with them, it’s the spirit of aloha, then maybe there will be no more wars. We are placed on this honua (earth) to help each other, not hurt each other.” Any time you get a chance to talk story with “Uncle” Danny Akaka, Kahu Hānai (knowledge keeper) at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resort Collections is pure joy. I felt fortunate to take a tour of the various resorts a few days later along the Kohala Coast with Uncle Danny and his wife Anna, both of whom were graduates from the first ever University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Hawaiian Studies program. Both Uncle Danny and Anna are well known and highly respected members of the community, sharing their knowledge and wisdom in innumerable ways. Uncle Danny is a musician and storyteller, and his location along the Kalāhuipua‘a fishponds allow him to talk story and share his mana‘o of this fabled location to anyone and everyone who comes to listen. “We never close doors,” he says. But even though Uncle Danny has worked at the resort for almost 40 years in various capacities, he loves when guests ask a question that he doesn’t have an answer to. “If I don’t

know, we’ll come back to my office and look up the answer together. That way we both learn.” It’s this mindset, of lifelong learning, that makes people like Uncle Danny, Uncle Earl and Kai stand out—while they may be highly respected custodians of authentic culture and wisdom, there is still always more to learn, and more room to grow. But it’s Uncle Danny’s stories that keep people coming back. “Everyone likes to sit down and listen to stories,” he says, “That’s my forte.” He wants to share the stories from the ancestors and families who maybe didn’t always write them down but shared them orally. “It opens a window to the past for us.” Why is this so important to him, I ask. He shares how years ago he saw a man wearing a t-shirt that said on the back, “Hawaiian—Endangered Species.” “I thought, ‘Oh! Our kūpuna are passing, and now it’s on to us, our generation.’ If we don’t pass this knowledge on to those who are interested, then it would be lost.” And for Uncle Danny, these stories can help convey a thought or lesson in a way that is approachable. He credits his family for cultivating this passion, listening to the stories of his grandfather’s adventures during the times of Queen Lili‘uokalani, the kind of stories not found in books. “Stories are like time travel,” he says. “They open our eyes to what was and is no longer here. They help bring the past into the present.”

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"What I love about what we do is we really are teaching hearts and minds with aloha—one guest at a time." All three practitioners discussed the importance of sharing this knowledge not just with visitors, but it is their shared hope that their culture will be passed down for generations to come. So much knowledge and tradition has already been lost, so how can we ensure it continues when we are gone? This is why when asked how she feels about folks in California using lei at graduation, Kai is happy to see the tradition continued. “I love it; it perpetuates the culture.” And perpetuating the culture, not just here in Hawai‘i, can help ensure it has staying power long after we leave our final footprints in the sand. For Uncle Earl, because of his 26-year tenure at the property, guests who might have come here as children now return with children of their own, seeking Uncle Earl out to pass along his knowledge to this next generation. And for Uncle Danny, the stories are not just aimed to Kānaka Maoli, or Native Hawaiians, but anyone interested in hearing them. “I hope visitors carry on the stories to share what they’ve learned here, and try to spread the culture of Hawai‘i to the world.” Thankfully, there are more dedicated cultural practitioners helping to herald in a new, or at least, more enthusiastic appreciation for the culture of our islands by visitors. Up and down the Kohala Coast, there are those who are eager and candid about this desire to share their wisdom with others, who hope that those seeking them out do so with the willingness to truly learn. At Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Grayden Ha‘i-Kelly, Ho‘okipa Ambassador, and Healani KimiteteAh Mow, Aloha Ambassador, represent the cultural department at the Mauna Kea Resort. Healani shares, “I carry aloha in my heart as my foundation—and I say this because it truly keeps me grounded, connected to everything like the lands, ocean, the place so that we’re able to share

our mo‘olelo (stories) and to have a relationship with something much deeper spiritually.” Both ambassadors, along with their team, share the beauty of our islands with visitors in varous ways whether through ‘oli classes, the handling of hulu (feathers) in creating various forms of art, as well as ‘ōhe kapala (bamboo stamps) to adorn kapa (mulberry cloth). For Healani, sharing aloha is more than just hello and goodbye—it’s about being aware of all five facets of aloha: A for akahai, a kindness and gentleness to each other; L for lōkahi, or unity and togetherness as family; O for ‘olu‘olu, agreeableness, grace, and happiness in being kind to others; H for ha‘aha‘a, or humility in our hearts; and A for ahonui, or patience, to be expressed with perseverance. All these values are ones we can take with us in our travels—not just around the Hawaiian Islands, but anywhere in the world. Many recognize that tourism is back, and it is important to our economy. However, the desire to ensure that those who do come to our shores arrive here ready to learn and experience the true, authentic Hawai‘i is the goal moving forward—a goal shared by the local government and tourism authorities as well. “What I love about what we do is we really are teaching hearts and minds with aloha—one guest at a time,” Kai shares. For those who are here for only a short period, we hope you get a chance to see Hawai‘i through the eyes of these passionate custodians of ancient mana‘o and tradition, as they continue to light the way from the past well into the future. For those interested in learning more about how to visit our island in a thoughtful way, the Island of Hawai‘i has started the Pono Pledge, a voluntary pledge to be a more mindful visitor. To learn more, visit ponopledge.com.

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was to gather the cattle into larger herds so that they could be roped and branded, that is, managed. The writer keenly observes that the Hawaiians took to the training naturally, fitting into the regimen, owing to their athleticism and skills they had already highly developed; for example, weaving and carving, they utilized respectively in making tapa (an indigenous bark cloth decorated with symbols) and canoe construction. These skills transferred, as if by magic, to weaving a lariat and carving the horn of a saddle. Billy points out the amazing eye-to-hand coordination the Hawaiians are known for that quickly helped them to adapt to the sport and culture of being a cowboy. He says it took them all of 18 months to climb onto the back of a horse and begin “taming the countryside.” By 1908, the Parker Ranch paniolo were ready for showtime on the mainland. Three exceptional cowboys: Ikua Purdy and Jack Low (both the great, great grandson of ranch founder John Palmer Parker) and Archie Ka‘aua represented the Big Island ranch in 1908 at the premier rodeo competition, Cheyenne Frontier Days. From that day on, Purdy became such a legend that a statue memorializing him stands today in Waimea in front of the Parker Ranch Center. The three paniolo not only excelled competing among the best of rodeo cowboys, but in ranch arts that are rare today, for example, saddle-making. For his part, Purdy born in Waimea in 1873 had competed throughout the Hawaiian Islands, demonstrating his mastery of the rope. His claim to fame at the Cheyenne rodeo was that he set a record of roping a steer in 56 flat seconds. The onlookers also delighted in the Hawaiian cowboys’ style of dress. They sported lei (ropes of flowers)

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he history of Parker Ranch is intimately connected with that of Hawai’i. As the website states (parkerranch.com), “the Parker family and Hawaiian royal families built relationships—as rulers and subjects, but also friends, colleagues and extended ‘ohana.” That history spanned a colorful and abundant 175 years, and as a result of this legacy, close ties and cultural bonds have remained between the ranch and community on the Big Island. The commonality is especially experienced in terms of the continued commitment on the part of Parker Ranch to sustain and support the past, values, trappings, spirit and lifestyle of paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys). Dr. Billy Bergin is working on his last volume, number four, in his history about the Parker Ranch he named, Loyal to the Land, Parker Ranch, An Enduring Sense of Place. He describes to me how the Hawaiian cowboy, originally on foot, became a mounted rider and eventually excelled so much in ranching and horse mastery skills that the word got to the mainland of the amazing feats taking place among the paniolo, the name given to the Hawaiian cowboys derived from espagñol, the language the Mexican vaqueros spoke. Billy tells how the cattle first arrived in Hawai‘i in 1793, followed 10 years later by the horses in 1803. As the king’s order was in place that the cattle could not be butchered, to make time for them to populate, freeroaming cattle had produced a haphazard situation with gardens being uprooted by them and other messes created. To bring the situation under control, the king invited “three Mexican vaqueros,” in Billy’s words, to the Big Island and others to Maui and O‘ahu. The aim


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around the brims of their hats and paraded their superbly handcrafted saddles. Ikua Purdy and Archie Ka‘aua were recognized as “rascals of the lariat” by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. In his musings about paniolo culture, Billy has come to realize that it is best understood as a brotherhood. As he puts it, “Cowboys all over the world are brothers beneath the skin.” According to him, Parker Ranch provided the paniolo with an abundance of the things they most cared about. Billy describes how cowboys love to work for an outfit that has prime cattle. As veterinarian for the ranch for 25 years from 1970 to 1995, Billy can attest to the fitness of the babies, remembering in the preface he writes, the “heavy weaning weights of the calves with slick coats and bloomy body conditions, and uniform consistency of feeders shipped from the ranch.” Next, cowboys go for horses. Parker Ranch excelled in the quality of animals they groomed for their operation. As for the horses, they were desirable in every respect, showstopping specimens that rose to the top in every field, whether ranching, horse racing, the cavalry or polo, according to Billy. He continues, noting the attraction the ranch held for an 18-year-old with the “best cattle and best horses” on offer. And, the tradition of excellence did not stop there. The cowboys could also have access to the best equipment. Overarching the entire establishment was the leadership “great men” were known to exercise at the ranch. The paniolo were integral to the success of Parker Ranch, but they were only part of the story. Billy talks about how early on, even before it had become standard practice, Parker Ranch engaged the highest standard of veterinary medicine around 1901 or 1902. The ranch was under the leadership of A.W. Carter at the time who believed in “maintaining the best consultants,” Billy reflects. Professionalism existed across the board whether in animal welfare or agricultural sciences. The kind of leadership that always sought out academically informed “best” practices continued to influence ranch operations. The ranch’s animal doctor knew this to be especially true when Richard Smart took over management, and Billy experienced the executive function first-hand in management meetings with Smart for 25 years. The glue holding this remarkable enterprise all together not only originated in commonalities about

lifestyle and close relationships between animals and humans, but in the generous treatment of its employees by Parker Ranch with the idea of cultivating a ranch family, with the members loyal to each other and, as Billy puts it in his writing, “loyal to the land.” In the preface to his newest volume soon to be published, Billy recounts that people worked for the ranch for a “steady income, a roof over their head for the family, weekly allotments of meat, milk, and poi, abundant hunting and fishing opportunities. Others sought educational and medical benefits that were so dear to the heart of leaders such as A.W. Carter and owner Richard Smart.” Billy experienced the making of a family in himself and in those he shared the ranch with over many decades. As he contemplates the past, he writes of the legacy of the ranch in the hearts and lives of the community. He reflects, “It is difficult to put into words the transformation that occurs when someone becomes a part of the Parker Ranch family. An individual rarely goes into the experience intending to fall in love with the lifestyle, the people, the work ethic, animals, culture and environment. Yet, no one who experiences the Parker Ranch can forget it, nor get the aloha for the ranch out of their system. It is a life-changing experience that becomes a part of that person; memories are cherished for a lifetime.” The ranch is now run by trustees who maintain it as a charitable trust. Although there were inevitable bumps after Richard Smart’s death in 1992 and as the will was enacted, Billy estimated that around the years 2012 to 2014 “the trusteeship had pretty much professionalized with the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust coming into maturity.” Material support for the community enterprises that are the beneficiaries along with the stabilization of ranch operations have all occurred. When I asked Billy what was perhaps the most important legacy of the ranch, he pointed to “57,000 acres of its most scenic and productive land” that is now protected in “conserved” perpetuity. For the community, it only takes a drive-up Mana Road to enjoy the sights of the ranch, the remnants of Purdy’s home, rolling hills, the old silo, the forests, as Billy likes to describe, “the very scenery that helped the paniolo grow their deep roots in Hawaiian culture.” And, this experience is available to future generations in perpetuity.

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SURVIVORS The incredible existence of jellyfish words ANDREW WALSH

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ne of my most painful experiences free-diving involved an unexpected scuffle with a nearly invisible creature that had no eyes, no brain, no heart, no circulating blood, and no spine. Yet somehow it managed to best me, and I have all those things! It was over 20 years ago, but I still remember the chilling effects from the thousands of tiny nematocysts (stinging cells) released by the cloud of thimble jellyfish larvae I swam through. After diving deep on a free-dive, I began to surface, but a translucent cloud blanketed me in all directions. I had no choice but to push through this mystery phenomenon or stay in Davey Jones’s locker forevermore. As I surfaced, it became clear that this cloud was a living swarm of jellies! With no good options, I swam under and through them multiple times on my way to the boat. “It wasn’t so bad,” I told myself kicking onto the boat, “phew, crisis averted.” But slowly as the day went on, a rash began to form anywhere my skin was exposed. By midnight, I was running a 103 fever, nauseous, and cursing Poseidon himself for surely these creatures were otherworldly underwater demons. This was, of course, before I truly understood and appreciated how jellyfish are fascinating marvels of simplicity, engineering, and even enlightenment. Critical components that have allowed these ancient creatures to survive for over 500 million years. Apparently, brains only get you so far. But being really dumb and, basically an invisible stomach, you can really run with that, as jellyfish have come to dominate huge ecosystems throughout the ocean, by doing nothing more than hiding in plain sight. And although they may lack higher order skills and complex survival tools of fish and sea-going mammals, jellies are perhaps our greatest marine teachers. They are a gelatinous canary in a coal mine for the climate crisis, critical species extinctions, and habitat destruction. But only if we listen closely, as they are very silent masters of subterfuge washing up next to you before you even realize what is happening. The question is—are we too smart, too complicated, to hear and heed their simple lesson? But first, what really is a jellyfish? Is it more fish, more jelly, or neither? Born out of the Cambrian explosion of life, 250 million years before the first dino-“roars” would echo across the ages, jellyfish have survived through simplicity. Among the very first animals on Earth, they learned to float on the ocean’s

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good graces, going wherever the currents take them. While many do have simple jet or rowing motions, this serves mostly for small up and down movements and the intake of unsuspecting prey. So, they are indeed much more jelly, and not at all like fish. However unimpressive, these primitive mechanisms of locomotion are potentially the first attempts of any animal on Earth to move. They are the wheel of the ocean, still spinning away today! To see a jellyfish, is to witness the epic struggle of life bursting free into the glorious wild cacophony of dynamic motion that defines our natural world. Swimming with a jelly is nothing short of magical underwater time travel. Of course, try not to get stung. Jellyfish stings are probably their most complex and mindblowing mechanism. Located on the tentacles are thousands of tiny stinging cells called cnidocytes. These passive stingers help to defend the jelly as well as stun their smaller prey. If touched, tiny, microscopic needle-like harpoons (nematocysts) shoot out of the cell within a millionth of a second—one of the fastest actions in nature. The harpoon has a small coil attached to it, injecting venom with the pressure of a bullet. Amazingly, jellies have a kind of biological algorithm controlling this process so only the right type of motion activates a release, otherwise they would be constantly injecting their own tentacles. Depending on the species, stings produce a small rash or a quick death, if left untreated. So, it is wise to know what types are in the water before swimming. Thankfully, jellyfish can also bring plenty of positive benefits to humans. Recently, scientists have been studying their venom for its unique ability to halt cancer cell growth in humans. And beyond their vital role in the ecosystem, they have revolutionized science and medicine. Jellies have a unique glowing compound called Green Fluorescent Protein, “GFP” for short. In a flash of brilliance, scientists discovered they could encode this glowing protein into genes allowing them to see how genes express themselves down the line. This discovery opened a new horizon of biological and medical research to study disease and biological processes so profound it earned the Nobel Prize in 2008. And more amazingly, jellies might even hold the key to immortality. Or at least help you knock off a few years. Huge advances in recent decades have shown promising research into the reversal of aging as a viable cure for disease. Turritopsis dohrnii,


known as the “immortal jellyfish,” has helped antiaging researchers deepen their understanding of epigenetics (the biological levers that turn genes on an off ) as this simple little jelly can transform its existing cells into a younger state to survive starvation, physical damage, or other stressors. It is jellies’ simplicity that makes them ideal for studying basic cellular biology. They possess magical cellular superpowers, including limb regeneration, that are helping scientists unravel the mysteries and potential of the human genome. And like all great magic, jellies are accompanied by a brilliant display to distract the eye. They use an enchanting form of bioluminescence to distract predators and lure prey. Whom do you think magicians got the idea from? These light shows are hypnotic and alien. One of my absolute favorite activities during a night dive (hopefully a dark moonless night) is signaling “lights out” to my group. It takes a second, but as your eyes peer out, adjusting to the immense blackness of the silent sea, life erupts in all directions. Creatures, including jellyfish, speak to each other through brilliant spectrums of flashing blue, green, and red color explosions. All sequenced, perfectly evolved to harness the ancient power that all cells possess, even human, to create low levels of light. Simple, elegant, and mysterious. But if they’re so ancient and so simple, how have they survived when most other creatures died off or

out-evolved them? The simple answer is sex. Jellyfish are masters of making more jellyfish. Upwards of 40,000 eggs can be released daily by an individual jellyfish. Jellyfish blooms can consist of hundreds of millions of individuals. Some jellyfish start producing more jellyfish only days after they are born. It’s all about numbers. And because they are so simple, they can tolerate a wide variety of ocean conditions where other more complex creatures would perish. And despite their simplicity they do something very clever. Once a jellyfish egg and sperm meet, they form a larva that drops to the sea floor and attaches onto a hard structure creating a jellyfish polyp. Scientists believe this polyp stage has the ability to wait days to years before releasing not just one, but multiple juvenile jellyfish buds into the water column when conditions are favorable. It is these incredible reproductive abilities that distinguish jellyfish as a harbinger of danger much greater than a minor sting. For millions of years jellyfish have occupied a critical niche within the ocean. Due to their great numbers and large breadth of tolerable ocean habitats, they provide a food base for a huge amount of ocean creatures. This movement of energy and nutrients through the ocean food web is a critical phase of the larger biogeochemical cycle that maintains a healthy balance of earth life, the same one we evolved humans rely upon for food, air, and water. A disruption is catastrophic. Like a coal miner 47


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running away from a dead canary, if we see too many jellies, society better get moving—something has gone terribly wrong. Why? Because jellyfish are ancient survivors. They don’t mind going back to the way things were— when the Earth wasn’t habitable for humans. As the oceans warm to levels not seen in ages, we are witnessing huge explosions in jellyfish populations. As we decimate larger predators higher on the food chain, we witness huge explosions in jellyfish populations. In the over 400 oceanic dead zones no longer suitable for life across the planet, we witness huge explosions in jellyfish populations. And in regions where jellies aren’t normally found such as the Black Sea, in little under a decade, we have witnessed explosions in jellyfish populations. These types of explosions create a catastrophic decline in zooplankton populations, an important jellyfish food source. This creates a cascading effect allowing algal blooms, previously controlled by the zooplankton, to explode, thus decimating the foundation of our food webs and potentially destroying whole ecosystems. Keep in mind, these ecosystems provide 50% of the oxygen you just inhaled. And worst of all, once jellies take over an ecosystem it is extremely difficult, often impossible, to reverse course. These masters of minimalist adaptation can survive with little resources in even the worst environments. Jellyfish overpopulation is a harbinger of a time when planet Earth was not compatible with you and me. So this simple creature has a simple lesson; but are we too

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evolved, have our societies become too complicated to notice their ancient wisdom? Hopefully not. We will heed their warning and will continue to value the insight they offer and their magical magnificent presence out among the waves. COOL JELLYFISH FACTS • Some jellies are so fragile they are almost impossible to collect and study. • The longest creature on Earth is the lion’s mane jellyfish. It grows up to 120-ft long. • Many jellyfish species are edible. • The box jellyfish known as Chironex fleckeri is the world’s most venomous animal. • Roughly 4,000 species in the jellyfish subphylum Medusozoa are found in the ocean, only 50 species from the class Cubozoans, or box jellyfish, are considered highly fatal. • The deadliest box jellyfish can kill a human in 2-5 minutes. • About 150 million people are stung by jellyfish each year. • At least 100 people die from box jellyfish stings each year, but the actual number is probably much higher. • Some jellyfish, like the box jelly, have evolved true eyes (up to 24) surrounding their head, allowing them to see in 360-degree. • Although many species are commonly considered jellyfish due to their similarities, there are only about 200 species of “true jellyfish” in the class Scyphozoa.


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WHAT TO DO IF STUNG BY A JELLYFISH? The first and best action is to avoid getting stung, which means find out if certain times of the year or month have more jellies. Next, learn the local species in your area so you can identify how cautious you need to be around them, and consider wearing rashguards or thin wetsuits to minimize your exposure. Never touch a dead jelly—the stinging cells remain active long after the creature dies. If stung, peeing on someone is a terrible idea. Mainly because you are either peeing or being peed on by someone. More importantly, it won’t help with the venom. The first action is to remove any tentacles or stingers still in the skin, but not with your hand, as this will sting your hand. Next, use warm to hot water and soak and wash off the area thoroughly. If you are stung on large areas of your body (half an arm) or exhibit signs of a worsening reaction from a small sting (difficulty breathing, severe pain lasting longer than 2 hours, large swelling, vomiting) seek emergency medical treatment immediately. Most stings are harmless, but rarely they can be fatal, so treat them accordingly. Debate exists within the scientific community as to whether vinegar actually works on stings. But don’t pee, use baking soda, or rub the area, it may only cause more stingers to fire. Most importantly, avoid any jellyfish that looks like a box (cube) with a tentacle hanging off each corner (four total) of the box. That’s a box jelly.

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All you need is

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eading the charge in the final phases of transforming a decade-long dream into reality, Adam Atwood, board president of the Hawaii Island Humane Society (HIHS), says the progress made—slow and arduous as it’s been—in developing the Animal Community Center in Hōlualoa is what keeps him and his team of animal lovers motivated. Atwood, together with Capital Campaign Fund co-chairs Scott Dodd and Barbara Kildow, have a combined 46 years of carrying out the HIHS mission, while growing its programs and facilities. Their efforts, along with a committed staff, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of donors, have secured some 12 acres of park-like environs situated on the slopes of Hualālai Mountain just south of Kailua-Kona, and developed one of the nation’s most progressive animal care facilities on the site. Comprised of two large dog parks—one for small dogs and one for big dogs, additional facilities include:

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Scruffee’s Cat Barn with indoor/outdoor patios (aka, “catios”); three dormitory buildings for dogs with indoor/outdoor runs; Adoptions Square (a large, grassy area to meet your new best friend); a multipurpose Education Building; and Welcome Center with its retail boutique and Kona coffee café. The Center opened its doors in August 2021 under the direction of Chief Executive Office Lauren Nickerson who says, “I’ve traveled the country visiting numerous shelters and have not seen anything like this—it’s amazing to see what 10 years of research, planning and tireless fundraising has accomplished.” “We’re committed to changing the perception of what an animal shelter is with innovative programs set in a beautiful, colorful, and bright welcoming space,” Dodd says. “This project is not just about saving animals’ lives, but enriching human lives as well.”


Kildow shares, “Of course, the Center is a safe and wonderfully comfortable place for animals in need to come, but it’s a place for people to come—to learn more about us, take part in special activities and educational programs or simply enjoy the space while enjoying a coffee and visiting the animals.” She adds, “In fact, it really is one of Hawai‘i Island’s not-to-be-missed destinations for both visitors and residents alike.” Along with the many fun, interesting and unique programs offered on-site—kitty yoga among them—the day-long “Field Trips for Dogs” program is an off-site favorite. “Research shows that even just a few hours out of the shelter promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and improves dogs’ behaviors, while helping them meet potential adopters. The gear we provide includes branded ‘adopt me’ backpacks and bandanas—and providing humans a doggy 'fix' by spending a day with a special pup in paradise,” Nickerson says. Field trips are by appointment only for adults 18 years and older; a $25 minimum donation is requested (a one-time $10 donation for local Hawai‘i residents who may participate as often as they like). To schedule a field trip, email fieldtrips@HIHS.org or call (808) 329-1175. While Atwood says much progress has been made, he also says there’s still work to be done. Construction has begun on a nearly 14,000 square foot animal hospital at the Animal Community Center campus—a first for Hawai‘i Island. Currently $3 million of the $6 million needed has been funded. With a projected opening date of early 2023, the state-of-the-art facility has the potential to enhance the quality of veterinary care across the island, Atwood says. “Hawaii Island Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We rely on the generosity and support of donors to fund our lifesaving work, every day,” he says. For more information and to view the just released video about the Animal Care Center narrated by CNN News Anchor Anderson Cooper, and/or make a donation, visit hihs.org. 51


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COLLAB Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides and Jake Shimakabukuro find a mutually inspired connection, energy and creativity words MARY TROY JOHNSTON

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"In this world, artists are joyous. Unpredictability is in the life of their paintings, their music, their novels. They delight in events not forecasted, happenings without explanation, retrospective." -Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dream Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides, a wonderfully gifted painter on Hawai‘i Island, received a commission in 2019 to portray her island, the place she was born, in five panels to be installed at the airport in Hilo. It was a daunting task at the very least given the size—a 990-square-foot oil painting installation—and the rich diversity of an island, which is bigger than all the other main Hawaiian Islands combined. How would it be possible to give representation to such an awesome place with so many distinctive elements lending to the extraordinary landscape? Kristie knew she wanted to collaborate on the project, realizing the value of enlisting another artistic perspective. She told her friend, Tracey Niimi, a videographer, about her idea. He immediately put her together in his mind with his old friend—world-renowned and Honolulu-born ‘ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro—and soon arranged a zoom call between them, which turned out to be the

start of their collaboration. Kristie and Jake had an instant connection. They continued to connect longdistance as the pandemic began to separate people. The collaborative spirit was thoroughly present. As Kristie put it, they had a “blast.” The creative process of any artist is mysterious, not only to the observer of the art, but also to the creator. Art, itself, goes from the invisible, the inspiration leading to the concept, then to the artistic process. It becomes visible, or material, only when the art manifests itself in a form. Artists often consider they are inspired by a muse, a divine force, a dream, as the source of their art is less than concrete, alternative to day-to-day reality, not yielding to description or identification by language. When Jake and Kristie began their collaboration, they discovered they had a lot in common when it came to their creative processes. Both felt their inspiration was coming from an invisible place and that it was possible to tap into that force, that energy, by looking for it within themselves. They also shared the conviction that every person possesses that internal source of creativity. They realized the process they went through to create was even more

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important than the product that emerged as an artistic work. For both artists, the creative process supplied a sense of purpose and a feeling of euphoria. When they were able to get together in person and create sideby-side, they realized even more commonalities in what they experienced. Amazingly, working together they experienced an exchange of energy—Kristie found herself discovering images in the music Jake was making, and he found her painting suggested sounds to him. He describes being able to hear the tools she used on the canvas that translated to him as a kind of percussion. Jake completed a song during the collaboration, which was the only one he composed for the first year of the Covid pandemic, and he reproduced with the ‘ukulele the scraping sound of the tool Kristie used on her canvas, in his words, “a certain timbre against the canvas.” For her part, Kristie says that she heard in the music he created the song of whales. They both attest enthusiastically to the inspiration they received from each other. That inspiration reached beyond Kristie’s studio. In fact, when Kristie was en route from Hawai‘i Island to Honolulu, she looked out the window of the plane to see clearly a whale breaching. She had never seen such before from the window of a plane and was touched deeply enough by the connection to tell Jake about it. As if some external force were making sure their experience was shared, Jake was on the opposite route from Honolulu to Kona, and as the plane approached the airport, he had his own mysterious whale sighting. He said it was as if the whale were looking at him, waving and saying, “Welcome to the Big Island.” The last wall panel Kristie painted for the airport installation became the first collaborative session they decided to video and share with a wider group tuning into their interactions. It was the launch of a project they called Abstract Collab (abstractcollab.com) to share with others their creative process. In the video, 54

Kristie applies blue tape to a canvas while Jake creates music. By the end of the session, the blue tape reveals the space allotted for a whale eventually to be filled in with paint. The session ends with the whale existing only so far as blue tape. Jake describes to me the “layering” he uses to build his compositions and points out a parallel with Kristie’s painting. As Kristie works with oil on canvas, she makes an application and then has to allow several days to pass for the paint to dry before applying the next layer. Jake goes through a similar layering, but very little time is required from layer to layer for additional measures, refrains and musical themes. His favorite tool these days is a “looper” which records the music he selects and automatically repeats it. Jake continues to overlay other musical pieces. The richness and complexity build just as it does with Kristie’s canvas treatments. Looking back on their careers, the “soul-artists” realized their efforts had been “about sharing an end result,” according to Jake. Their collaboration made them realize they wanted to share the process of creating with other people. Jake reflects that through collaboration it is possible “to achieve this euphoric feeling that you can’t get by yourself.” Kristie adds, “Ideally, collaboration would create the conditions for making that time to allow yourself to create as if you were a little kid.” That’s exactly how Jake said he felt when Kristie asked him to paint on her canvas. He picked up the paint brush, then thought to himself, “Oh my gosh, I don’t know what I am doing.” He remembered, “When you are a kid, you are not afraid of anything.” Jake also reassured himself that if he made a mistake, Kristie could paint over it. Then, it all came together for him. He decided, “Once I got over the fear, I had so much fun and even got paint all over me.” He continued, “That’s what we want people to feel, the joy of creating.”

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PHOTO COURTESY: RINA MAE JABOLINA; (OPPOSITE) TRACY NIMII

"When you are a kid, you are not afraid of anything...That’s what we want people to feel, the joy of creating."

Kristie, in talking about the idea behind Abstract Collab says, “The creative process is something most people do not get to see.” They really started out with the strong feeling that the most important thing they could share with other people was, in her words, “the mess.” The session they did is especially insightful because the process is so piecemeal; one could never take from the snatches of the blue tape appended to almost empty canvas that it would turn out to be a whale on its back, or from the first loop of sound that it will serve as a foundation for a highly evolved musical piece—both in their final forms incredibly refined works of art that started from nothing. The collaboration of the two artists began with a sort of quandary on Kristie’s part—how to reflect the diversity of the Island of Hawai‘i in five panels—and inspired a resolution of embracing another artist’s perspective and energy. When one first scans the five panels, the art will appear to be representational with a waterfall, native plants, including parts of a large hibiscus and the ‘ōhi‘a lehua, a tree that is sacred to islanders, the ‘i‘iwi (scarlet Hawaiian honecreeper), and the crescendo, a whale on its back in the last panel. Kristie was most fascinated to include abstract elements to infuse the pieces with spirit and feeling

suggestive of certain tones. For example, she points out that the ‘i‘iwi birds are an endangered species. Their perilous and uncertain future is told by the fact they are unfinished in the painting and depicted with wild brushstrokes. She describes that panel as a “very wild piece.” For her, Hawai‘i Island is a very spiritual place, leading her to use elements of “steam, splash, and white mist to connect to the spiritual tone.” It is not at all surprising given the energetic back and forth between Jake and Kristie that his composition communes in sound with the peacefulness and wildness of her images. Jake says, “We just spent all day in the studio playing and creating,” noting the “amazing energy there that is different than in a recording studio.” In the final analysis, Jake summarizes the experience as “letting your body, your mind, your heart open up to the whole universe of creativity, spontaneity, and inspiration.” This is the invisible gift they realized together and intend to share through future sessions of Abstract Collab. You can check out more about Kristie's art at kristiekosmides.com or tiffanysartagency.com, and learn more about Jake's music at jakeshimabukuro.com.

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Listening to Chef Alan Wong talk about his memories of growing up the son of a single mom and remembering his days working on the pineapple plantation, you get lost in the fact that you are speaking with one of the most highly decorated chefs and one of the strongest advocates for local and sustainable culinary practices in Hawai‘i. Born in Tokyo and brought to Hawai‘i at age five, his mom moved his sister and him to Hawai‘i so her children could receive an American education and a chance at the “American dream.” Little could she have known that her son would one day apprentice at the illustrious Greenbrier Hotel, become a James Beard award-winning chef, be the guy who cooked a lū‘au at the White House, and play a major role in the Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine movement that ultimately changed the way Hawai‘i eats.

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"It is the idea that the more you see, and experience something new—even if it’s a culture, a city, or new ingredients—you cannot help but change."

What are some of your early memories surrounding food and cooking? I was raised on my mom’s cooking. A lot of times we had babysitters when we were small, and she had to go to work, but I remember her making meals for us before she left for work. When I went away to the mainland to work and would come home to visit, my mom would always make my favorite foods. They were simple family dishes like gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), chawanmushi (steamed egg custard), kinpira gobo (stir-fried and simmered burdock root) or okara (seasoned tofu pulp). What are some fond memories from your days working on the pineapple plantation? I was about 15 or 16 years old when I started working on the pineapple plantation. It was really hard work, but it was cool because we would all bring our lunches in kau kau tins where the bottom compartment was filled with rice and the top part had okazu (a Japanese dish that accompanies rice). You tended to share with everyone else so you would have a variety of things for lunch. You would have people who were Portuguese, Filipino, Japanese, or Chinese and you would share your cultures by sharing food. With decades of experience and acclaim for creating dishes that reinvent classics, please share a little about your philosophy toward food and cooking. I think each year you get older, you change a little

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bit. I think the more you cook, you change a little bit. I think the more you travel around the world, you change a little bit. It is the idea that the more you see, and experience something new, even if it’s a culture, a city, or new ingredients, you cannot help but change. An example was when we were opening a restaurant in Shanghai. We had some workers who came from very challenging backgrounds. When you see that, be with them, it influences your perspective. Eventually, it impacts my perspective on cooking too. Why is choosing local ingredients important for you? We import over 85% of our food to Hawai‘i. You might wonder, how do we dial that back even one setting? The answer is you buy from the farmers, from the fishermen, from the ranchers. At one point, we couldn’t buy ōpakapaka, onaga, and the other bottom-feeding fish because their numbers were dwindling and fishermen were catching smallersized fish. They said there was a ban for three months to give the fish a chance to multiply and grow. Well, three months grew to six months, and we kept buying tilapia, farm-raised Kona kanpachi, and farm-raised moi as alternatives because the irresponsible thing would be to keep fishing a species until they are extinct. The biggest reason to make responsible decisions is so our grandchildren’s children can enjoy what we enjoy today. We want to make Hawai‘i a better place instead of destroying it.

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As one of the most highly decorated chefs, what has each award meant to you? You know, each time I received an award, I would always recognize the staff. The awards were a way to validate the time and training we had spent with them and a way to validate the things they did daily. The awards would not have been possible without their work. What is the origin of the Cuisines of the Sun event? In 1989, I went from teaching culinary school on O‘ahu to the Mauna Lani Bay where I got the job as the CanoeHouse chef. The second year I was there, they created an event called “Cuisines of the Sun.” The first event was only four chefs, and I was one of them. They invited three other chefs from the mainland and four winemakers. The idea behind the event was largely created by Janice Wald Henderson and was to take all the warm, sunny climates around the world and have a four-day festival celebrating their food and beverages. You discover the commonalities and differences between the cuisines, and what kind of beverages they like in all these climates. It went a good 10 years, and I was fortunate enough to take part for all 10 years. With the closure of your last restaurant in 2020, what are some things you are looking forward to in the future? First, I hope everything related to the pandemic eases down. I hope some of the restrictions get better for businesses and tourists to come back—there are pros and cons to tourism, but it is the fuel that feeds our economy. As these visitors come, you will see more restaurants pop up, restaurants thrive, get busier...and maybe one of them will even be mine! In the meantime, I am consulting and want to help people by sharing what I have learned over the years. Since the inception of the Hawai‘i Food

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about the food they ate and the farmers they met. Mainland chefs participating in the event discovered a love for local ingredients and would incorporate them into their menus upon returning home. These mainland chefs also invited local chefs to be part of their events, which generated synergy and culinary exchange drawing acclaim for the culinary landscape in Hawai‘i. Experience the Cuisines of the Sun on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at CanoeHouse at the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection from 6pm to 9pm. To make the already special evening more memorable, upgrade your ticket to VIP to meet and mingle with the Culinary Heroes at a pre-dinner cocktail reception as well as VIP reserved seating. General admission is $350; VIP is $600. Visit hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com to purchase tickets or for more information.

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& Wine Festival, Chef Alan has been one of the chefs contributing their time to benefit agricultural and culinary organizations in the state. What organically began as a five-course dinner held at Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s restaurant in Hawai‘i Kai has evolved to become the premier epicurean destination of the Pacific spanning three weekends to honor the food, beverage, and ingredients of Hawai‘i. This year, Chef Alan welcomes a lineup of veteran chefs to his Cuisines of the Sun event held at the CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection. Returning to CanoeHouse is special for Chef Alan because it was here, in 1989, where he made many of his first connections with local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers. The event was special for Hawai‘i’s culinary landscape from the get-go. Chef Alan recalls the attention the event garnered as food writers began to see Hawai‘i in a new light—they were not only talking about the weather or the people, but


SO FRESH, IT’S OFF THE HOOK! Umekes prides itself in serving dishes using local ingredients that are of the highest quality. We source as many ingredients as possible from local fisherman, farmers, and ranchers. Our renowned poke is always created with only the freshest fish from Hawaiian waters as we aspire to share the boat to bowl experience with all of our guests. UMEKES FISH MARKET BAR & GRILL 74-5599 Pawai Place, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 umekesrestaurants.com (808) 238-0571

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HOT SPOT

WILLIE'S HOT CHICKEN Bringing a bit of Nashville goodness to the islands, Willie’s Hot Chicken adds some heat to Brewery Block with its house-made hot sauces sure to shake things up to seismic proportions. Willie’s Hot Chicken, the first and only Nashville hot chicken restaurant in the State of Hawai‘i, aims to pay homage to the original Nashville hot chicken which, as the legend goes, was a dish born out of punishment and revenge. One night in the 1930s, Thornton Prince III came home a little too late for his girlfriend’s liking considering he had a repututation around town for fooling around. The next morning, his girlfriend set out to get even for his womanizing ways by preparing his favorite dish, fried chicken, by dousing the pieces of crispy chicken with handfuls of fiery cayenne pepper. The payback backfired because Prince loved the dish. He loved the spicy chicken so much that he created his own recipe and opened the first Nashville hot chicken restaurant, Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in 1945 with his brothers. The owners of Willie’s Hot Chicken, Alan Wilson and Shawn O’Shaugnessy, brought the concept of Nashville hot chicken to Hawai‘i, and added their own twist with an array of house-made hot sauces and heat levels. Their Hot Chicken Plates start with a selection of cuts ranging from a Breast Quarter (breast and wing), Leg Quarter (leg and thigh), Half

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Chicken, to three tenders or three whole wings—thick cuts of chicken seasoned and fried till just the right amount of crispy for the sauce to adhere to. For diners wanting a vegetarian option, Willie’s Hot Chicken also offers fried tempeh that has a coating and crispness to match their chicken. Diners next choose the heat level that starts with a classic Southern sauce that measures at a zero on the Scoville scale, a measurement of the spiciness, or heat, of chili peppers measured in Scoville heat units (SHU). The next level up is their smokier Jerk that comes in at about 500 on the SHU. For diners’ wanting to kick it up a notch, the Sweet Hawaiian comes in next at about 1,000-1,500 SHU. Their Hot level adds a bit more burn with 15,000-40,000 SHU followed by the Nashville Hot with 30,000-60,000 Scoville units. This is another turning point in the heat when the level of spice becomes “incendiary” with their White Hot level that measures 100,000-350,000 Scoville units. Topping their chart is the Like Lava level, which is exactly like the level states, a molten heat definitely not for the faint of heart and coming in at a whopping 1.15 million to 2.2 million SHU. Their Hot Chicken Plates are rounded out with a choice of side and dipping sauce. Owner Alan Wilson adds that their waffle fries are one of their best sellers, but recommends diners give their Mac+Cheese a shot.


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This true Southern side is a cheese lover’s dream as their thick, savory cheese sauce coats each macaroni noodle making it the perfect side to enjoy with crispy chicken. A tempting option is, of course, waffles; though if you want a bit of crunch, their freshly made coleslaw balances some of the heat and cleanses your palate between bites. Lastly, diners select a dipping sauce to accompany their chicken or tempeh. Wilson says their Franch is their most popular sauce—a portmanteau of “fancy” and “ranch,” which is a creamy ranch with crumbles of blue cheese added along with chunks of smoked tomatoes. In addition to their Hot Chicken Plates, Willie’s Hot Chicken also offers guests an awesome selection of sandwiches. Diners first choose if they want their chicken crispy or grilled and then select the type of sandwich they want. One of their most popular sandwiches is the Willie's Club which features crispy slices of bacon, creamy Swiss cheese, crisped lettuce, juicy tomato rounds, and a spicy remoulade sauce atop a thick piece of chicken sandwiched between toasted bread. Those wanting a lighter option can opt for their Garden Salad which is a delightful mix of tender greens, bacon and blue cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and diced red onions topped with your dressing of choice. Along with the stellar food and family-like at-

mosphere, Willie’s Hot Chicken has another huge draw—the live entertainment offered every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. From classic rock to reggae music, Willie’s Hot Chicken provides the stage for new talent to established artists to entertain the crowd. The blend of open-air and indoor is the perfect atmosphere to settle into a soul-satisfying meal of cravable hot chicken and enjoy one of their 10 beers on a rotating tap while tapping to the beat of live music. Despite the restaurant’s creation occurring during the pandemic and dealing with the challenges many businesses faced, Willie’s Hot Chicken was able to gain a solid following of both locals and tourists calling this restaurant one of their favorites. Wilson recalls some regulars are seen four to five times a week which helps contribute to the familial atmosphere where keiki (children) can be seen safely playing while adults sit back, relax, and enjoy the best Nashville hot chicken in the Islands. Willie’s Hot Chicken is located at 74-5599 Pawai Place, Kailua-Kona. Open Monday thru Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sundays 11am to 8pm. Live music Thursday thru Saturday from 6pm to 9pm and Sundays 5pm to 8pm. Call (808) 796-3088 or visit willieshotchicken.com.

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WHAT WE LOVE NOW

FREDRICO Looking to kick your beach vacation up a notch? The Fredrico, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s signature cocktail, is ready to help elevate your time relaxing by the pool or sandy beach to the next level. Known island-wide (and well beyond), this classic cocktail combines Bacardi Light Rum, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, tropical juices blended to perfection, and served with a wedge of pineapple as a garnish. These ingredients produce something not overly sweet, not too fruity, just an impeccably nice and refreshing drink to guide you through a warm day with your toes in the sand. More colloquially known as the “Freddy,” this cocktail has been satisfying beach goers for over 30 years, and doesn’t show signs of slowing down any time soon. You could follow an account dedicated to the Freddy on Instagram, but we recommend trying one for yourself to see what all the buzz is about. The Fredrico cocktail is served at Hau Tree, located within the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel along the Kohala Coast. To learn more, visit maunakearesort.com.

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BIG ISLAND BOOCH For those looking for guilt free, healthy and tasty local beverages on their vacation, look no further. Big Island Booch Kombucha has been serving up certified organic kombucha around the island since 2013, starting at Uncle Robert’s Awa Club in the small village of Kalapana. Whether it’s in a bottle or from a tap, these tangy teas are created in small batches right here on island using locally sourced fruits and herbs as often as possible. For those who might be new to kombucha, the elixir is a raw fermented tea filled with lots of gut healthy ingredients such as living enzymes, antibiotics, probiotics and amino acids. These ingredients are then combined with flavors such as hibiscus, orange and mint (Hibiscus Blossom Bliss), Hawaiian ginger and turmeric (Super Ginger Turmeric Tonic), chai and coconut (Cozmic Coconut Chai) and a variety of others. These healthy concoctions have garnered a strong and passionate local following, and Big Island Booch Kombucha can be found islandwide. Look for restaurants mixing the elixirs in cocktails, or find them at their own café, The Booch Bar Hilo, where you can join the local “Boochies” in their quest to promote healthier people, as well as healthier food systems throughout the island, all in the form of a delicious drink. Big Island Booch Kombucha can be found at many locations around the island. To learn more, visit bigislandboochkombucha.com 69


WHAT WE LOVE NOW

KONA SHRIMP High above the beaches of Waikoloa resides one of our island’s favorite culinary destinations— Pueo’s Osteria. There, Chef Jim Babian has been showcasing his Regional, Seasonal, Artisanal (RSA) approach to Italian food for a number of years, delighting the taste buds of local and visiting foodies alike. One dish that stands out is the Kona Shrimp Scampi Al Forno, using locally grown shrimp from the Natural Energy Labs (NELHA) near the Kona airport. There, the deep-sea water is pumped up from 3000 feet below the ocean’s surface, making it feasible for Hawai‘i to produce these fresh products. Once the shrimp make it to Chef Jim’s kitchen, he fuses his RSA approach to create a really standout dish. “Our goal with the dish was to combine the locally produced Kona white shrimp with the classic taste of a traditional scampi style recipe, along with some local highlights. [This dish] highlights the great flavor and texture of the shrimp and is complimented and enhanced by the choice of ingredients and cooking technique,” Chef Jim shares. Chef roasts the shrimp for a few minutes in their pizza oven at 550 degrees, and uses Pinot Grigio, fresh lemon, local herbs, roasted garlic, as well as Castelvetrano olives, known for their mildness. To round everything out, he finishes it with locally grown diced tomatoes and chopped pistachios, resulting in a well-rounded dish full of delightful flavors and textures, keeping us coming back for more. Pueo’s Osteria is located at Waikoloa Plaza in Waikoloa Village. For more information, visit pueososteria.com 70


SINGLE-ORIGIN CHOCOLATE Our island is known throughout the world for some of the finest products, most notably our coffee. But another product is beginning to make a name for itself, due to the favorable weather conditions and rich, volcanic soil. Cacao, or better known in its final form as chocolate, is a food beloved the world over, and luckily for us, Puna Chocolate Company is creating delicious chocolates grown by local farmers here on our island. Starting out in Pāhoa in the volcanically active Puna district in 2012, Puna Chocolate Company now has farms all over the island, as well as local storefronts for visitors and locals to get their hands on their yummy treats. Pick up one of their 70% Dark Chocolate Bars featuring cacao grown in the various regions around the island. Many of these chocolate bars only feature two ingredients— cocoa and sugar, allowing the richness of the chocolate to shine through. Each region—with its special terroir and weather—will impact the flavor of the chocolate, leading tasters on a delicious tour of the island. Check out their two storefronts, the Hale Cocoa in the Old Industrial area of Kona near Kona Brewing Company, or the Puna Chocolate Company Parlor & Cafe in Hilo, and grab a delicious, decadent and refreshing frozen hot cocoa* on your way to your next Big Island adventure. For more information about products, locations, hours, and buying online, visit punachocolate.com

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SEE + DO Experiences 76 KOHALA ZIP & DIP zipline 77 MAUNAKEA SUMMIT & STARS stargazing 78 DELUXE SNORKEL BBQ & DOLPHIN WATCH boat tour 79 HISTORICAL CAPTAIN COOK DINNER CRUISE boat tour 80 UMAUMA FALLS ZIPLINE TOUR zipline 81 UMAUMA RIVER & FALLS DELUXE ATV TOUR off-road tour 82 KEALAKEKUA SNORKEL TOUR boat tour 83 THE ORIGINAL SUNSET & STARGAZING TOUR stargazing 84 LUXURY CATAMARAN CHARTER boat charter 85 HIDDEN CRATERS HIKE hiking tour 86 KONA KOZY magic show & improv 87 VOLCANO ADVENTURE TOUR sightseeing tour 88 THE ULTIMATE MOVIE EXPERIENCE cinema & restaurant 90 CAPTURE THE MOMENT portraits & photography 91 THE MAUNA KEA LŪ‘AU lū‘au 92 HAWAI‘ILOA LŪ‘AU lū‘au 92 ISLAND BREEZE LŪ‘AU lū‘au 93 LŪ‘AU O HALE HOALOHA lū‘au

Sights 93 KAHILU THEATRE performing arts 94 PU‘UHONUA O HŌNAUNAU cultural site 95 PU‘UKOHOLĀ HEIAU cultural site 95 LAPAKAHI STATE PARK cultural site 96 AHU‘ENA HEIAU cultural site 97 POLOLŪ VALLEY sightseeing & hiking 97 WAIPI‘O VALLEY sightseeing & hiking 98 RAINBOW FALLS waterfall 98 ‘AKAKA & KAHUNA FALLS waterfall 99 HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK sightseeing & hiking

Beaches 100 KAUNA‘OA BEACH kohala coast 101 HĀPUNA BEACH kohala coast

102 ANAEHO‘OMALU BEACH kohala coast 103 WAIALEA BEACH kohala coast 103 KAHALU‘U BEACH PARK kona coast 104 KEKAHA KAI STATE PARK kona coast 105 PAPAKŌLEA BEACH ka‘ū 105 PUNALU‘U BEACH ka‘ū

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Kohala Zip & Dip ZIPLINE in NORTH KOHALA

› COMBO OF 2 POPULAR TOURS › PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE

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Spend an inspiring and exhilarating day in North Kohala, a land of stunning beauty and profound cultural significance. Zipline high above the forest floor, picnic with stunning views of the North Kohala valleys and swim under a private waterfall fed by a cool mountain stream. Two popular tours (Kohala Waterfalls Adventure and Kohala Canopy Adventure) are combined into one action-packed day where you will stroll by secluded waterfalls in a private nature reserve, swim and play under a hidden waterfall and enjoy lunch at an exclusive picnic site. Enjoy a fun, offroad drive behind the locked gates of Kohala and fly through the full aerial canopy course, led by two certified guides.

Kohala Zipline (808) 331-8505 • kohalazipline.com 55-515 Hawi Road, Hawi (Map G, #2, PG 184)


Maunakea Summit & Stars STARGAZING on MAUNAKEA

Hawaii Forest & Trail (808) 331-8505 • hawaii-forest.com 73-5593 A Olowalu Street, Kailua-Kona (Map D, #1, PG 182)

› LEARN SOME HAWAIIAN CULTURE › BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF NIGHT SKY › WINTER PARKA & GLOVES PROVIDED

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The journey from sea level to the nearly 14,000 foot summit of Mauna Kea reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky. Enjoy a warm picnic dinner and learn about Hawaiian star navigation. Discover the historical accounts of early travelers through the mountain regions with your interpretive guide as you delight in the awe-inspiring Hawaiian sunset at the top of Mauna Kea, the highest point in the Pacific. The tour will then descend to a lower, more comfortable elevation after the sun slips over the horizon as you sip hot chocolate during a private star show with our 11-inch Celestron telescope and your guide reveals the night sky.

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Deluxe Snorkel, BBQ & Dolphin Watch SNORKEL & SAIL on KONA COAST

› SCUBA UPGRADE AVAILABLE FOR CERTIFIED & BEGINNER DIVERS

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Step aboard their luxury 65-foot catamaran for a fun-filled day of adventure on the Kona Coast! Explore the reefs on a protected underwater sanctuary, swimming, and snorkeling among the marine life, and look for passing spinner dolphins that show up frequently along the way to the snorkel site. Snorkel instruction, Rx masks and Reef Safe sunscreen are available, along with complementary water toys, stand up boards and life vests. Wetsuits and GoPro cameras are available for rent. This 4.5hour cruise includes about two hours of water time, complemented by a continental breakfast, BBQ burger lunch, snacks, and beverages. Cocktails are available for purchase as well as local spirits and craft beers. You’ll cruise along the coast on cushioned seating, with access to restrooms, changing rooms, and showers on board. When you’re done snorkeling, get the adrenaline flowing on the high-jump platform and 20-foot waterslide. Just bring a towel and a smile and they've got the rest! Body Glove Cruises (888) 980-7513 • bodyglovehawaii.com 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona (Map E, #1, PG 183)


Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay SUNSET SAIL on KONA COAST

Body Glove Cruises (888) 980-7513 • bodyglovehawaii.com 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona (Map E, #1, PG 183)

› CATCH A SUNSET ON THE RETURN › VISIT CAPTAIN COOK MONUMENT › ENJOY PACIFIC RIM CUISINE

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This luxurious, three-hour, twelve-mile cruise to Captain Cook Monument departs in the afternoon from the Kailua Pier. The timing is perfect to see all the historical sites of the Kona Coast by day and catch the sunset on the way back. Unwind and listen in to live Hawaiian music while enjoying your favorite libation from the full-service premium cash bar offering local spirits, craft beers, wines, champagne and blended drinks. Your first drink is complimentary! Their executive chef will prepare a five-course Pacific Rim style dinner for you. Nowhere in Hawai‘i will you witness a better dinner view than from this vessel, the Kanoa II. Keep your camera ready as dolphins may join you. As you approach the turn around point in Kealakekua Bay, you will see the monument where Captain James Cook first set foot in 1778. Enjoy a little history and fun!

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Umauma Falls Zipline Tour ZIPINE on HAMAKUA COAST

› TRAVERSE A 200-FT SUSPENSION BRIDGE

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Your experience of a lifetime begins at the Umauma Experience: Hawai‘i’s premier destination for outdoor activities. Umauma features a world-class 9-line zipline experience over waterfalls with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Hāmākua Coast and Mauna Kea. The first four lines are dual, so you can zip alongside a friend or family member. Line #4 is the longest at 2060 feet and entirely over the Umauma River! In total you zip almost 2 miles over all 9 lines combined! With a friendly staff, amazing views, beautiful waterfalls and long ziplines… Umauma will be your favorite experience during your trip to Hawai‘i. Don’t miss it!

Umauma Experience (808) 731-1020 • umaumaexperience.com 31-313 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau (Map A, #6, PG 178)


Umauma River & Falls Deluxe ATV Tour OFF-ROAD on HAMAKUA COAST

Umauma Experience (808) 731-1020 • umaumaexperience.com 31-313 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau (Map A, #6, PG 178)

› A GOOD EXCUSE TO GET DIRTY! › STOP AT A PRIVATE WATERFALL & POND FOR A QUICK DIP IF DESIRED

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If you are searching for your next adrenaline-filled adventure during your stay in Hawai‘i, take in the beautiful views of Umauma and the Hāmākua Coast riding in an off-road vehicle. Choose between an ATV or SXS and get down and dirty as guides lead you along a venturous course with stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, breathtaking stops to view the Umauma River and Waterfall, and a journey through a locally grown guava grove. There is no better way to enjoy miles and miles of muddy (or dusty) excitement. Includes a 5.5-mile course, opportunities to take photos of beautiful waterfalls and tropical scenery, as well as a short break at a private waterfall and pond.

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Kealakekua Snorkel Tour BOAT TOUR on KONA COAST

› A MEMORABLE ADVENTURE TO THE PRISTINE WATERS OF KEALAKEKUA BAY

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› CHECK OUT THEIR MANTA NIGHT DIVES

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Climb aboard the Fair Wind II and create magical memories in Hawai‘i! Snorkel in historic & pristine Kealakekua Bay, site of the world-famous Captain Cook Monument. With five decades of guiding Hawai‘i Island visitors, Fair Wind has earned a reputation for providing premium nautical adventures. Fun for all ages and skill levels, the importance they place on fun is second only to safety. Their passion is to malama (care for) the islands and inspire pono (virtuous) solutions for healthy coral reefs. You will be provided with all the snorkel amenities and gear while being served plant-based meals and snacks, with a focus on using locallysourced ingredients, including 100% Kona Coffee and produce grown on their own farms. Departures daily from Historic Keauhou Bay Harbor. Fair Wind Cruises (808) 322-2788 • fair-wind.com 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St., Kailua-Kona (Map E, #2, PG 183)


The Original Sunset & Stargazing Tour STARGAZING on MAUNA KEA

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures (808) 322-2366 maunakea.com

› SEE ASTONISHING SCENERY › PARKAS & A HEARTY MEAL PROVIDED! › PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDES

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Journey to the top of this spectacular mountain, Maunakea. Learn about the night sky from Polaris to the Southern Cross and see the treasures of the night sky through a powerful telescope. As the pioneer guide service on Maunakea their professional guides have over 60 years of combined experience on the mountain. This tour is educational and fun. Learn all about the island’s geography, culture and natural history from their experts, and a laugh or three isn’t out of the question. Get transported in comfortable, Mercedes 4X4 passenger vans with custom-built, coach-style seating and large windows where everyone gets a great view. Watch the breathtaking sunset and stargaze at the heavens with a panorama night sky like no other. This 7.5-8.5 hour excursion includes arctic style parkas, a hearty hot supper, gourmet hot beverages and convenient pick-up points.

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Luxury Sailing & Snorkeling Charters PRIVATE BOAT CHARTER on KOHALA COAST

› PRIVATE, BESPOKE CHARTERS › FRESHWATER SHOWER, COVERED CABIN

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AND TRAMPOLINE NETS ON CATAMARAN

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Get ready for an epic adventure on the water with the Island's best luxury sailing and snorkeling charters by Big Island Shaka. Experience genuine aloha aboard their forty-foot sailing catamaran and the newest addition to their fleet, the Shaka Lux, with two options for private charters: the Shaka Sail and the Luxury Snorkeling Charter. Choose from three departure times that include snorkeling, sailing, seeing dolphins and whales (in season), views of Maui, and picture-perfect sunsets. Included with every charter is their base amenity level, “Holo Holo,” which provides water, all snorkel gear, reef-safe sunscreen, lotion, and shampoo and conditioner. Upgrade to the “Big Kahuna” amenity suite for complete catering options for any occasion, champagne, and cabana beach towel service in addition to items included in “Holo Holo.” The well-trained crew will help to accommodate your preferred itinerary, desired activities, and food and beverage requests. Big Island Shaka (808) 460-4630 • bigislandshaka.com 61-3638 Kawaihae Rd., Waimea (Map B, #2, PG 180)


Hidden Craters Hike HIKING TOUR on KONA COAST

Hawaii Forest & Trail (808) 331-8505 • hawaii-forest.com 73-5593 A Olowalu Street, Kailua-Kona (Map D, #1, PG 182)

› ACCESS THE INACCESSIBLE › ADVENTURE IN LUXURY › CREATE A CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE

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Hidden high above bustling Kailua-Kona on the slopes of Hualālai Mountain is a world-class volcanic landscape that few ever experience. Passing through locked gates, Hawaii Forest & Trail will take you to this exclusive access location filled with native cloud forest, eruptive craters, and a hidden lava tube. Begin this 3-4 mile trek on foot with your interpretive naturalist guide at 6,500 ft. above sea level. See firsthand the geologic forces that shaped large swaths of North Kona. Travel to magnificent coastal viewpoints and stunning lava formations; walk amidst a forest of native birdsong and scramble through a lava tube. Hualālai has many of the same qualities as Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park—without the drive!

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Kozy's Comedy & Magic Club COMEDY CLUB on KOHALA COAST

› NO TWO SHOWS ARE EVER THE SAME! › MAGIC MEETS IMPROV AT THIS AMAZING

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DISPLAY OF COMEDY & SHOWMANSHIP

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Kozy is an internationally acclaimed and recognized “World-Class Comic Magician” and multiple award winner. He has 38 years of experience as a headline performer and producer in the global stand-up comedy market, nightclubs, theaters and casino resorts. His TV credits include HBO, Showtime, The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, ABC, NBC, CBS, as well as The International Broadcast Market. Kozy also had the honor of a command performance for the British Royal Family at The London Palladium. He has made the Big Island his permanent home and is honored to bring The Magic of Hawai‘i to the stage at Kozy’s Tiki Palace. The show is a perfect blend of Kozy’s personal original magic and comedy, combined with the unique magic of Hawai‘i. Kozy’s Comedy & Magic Club (808) 430-1957 • konakozy.com 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Suite E3, Waikoloa (Map C, #2, PG 181)


Volcano Adventure Tour SIGHTSEEING in HILO

Polynesian Adventures (800) 622-3011 • polyad.com 888 Kalanianaole Avenue Unit C, Hilo (Map H, #1, PG 185)

› SEE WATERFALLS AND VOLCANOES › INCLUDES A TOUR OF HILO TOWN › SWEEPING VIEWS AT KEALAKOMO

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Discover the origins of the Big Island of Hawaii at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and witness the remnants of the recent 2018 eruption. Peer into the depths of Halema‘uma‘u Crater which doubled in size in the last three years. Watch steam clouds form as ground water seeps onto hot volcanic rock at the steam vents. Enjoy a picnic lunch and stroll through Lili‘uokalani Gardens. Drive through the city of Hilo and down Banyan Drive with live narration from your expert driver guide. Watch the prism of colors appear in the mist of the 80-foot waterfall at Rainbow Falls. Also offered as a one-day trip from the island of O‘ahu with an optional helicopter ride.

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The Ultimate Movie Experience CINEMA & RESTAURANT on KOHALA COAST

› YOU'LL LOVE THE BISTRO'S OUTDOOR SETTING AND CHEERFUL VIBE › LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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› ENJOY DINNER DELIVERED TO YOUR SEAT!

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This is no ordinary theatre at Queens’ MarketPlace. Here you can reserve your exact seat location online or at the door in any one of their three auditoriums up to days in advance… so no need to show up early to camp out. You may, however, want to arrive early as they do offer a full bar with beer, wine and cocktails, which you can enjoy before, during or after the movie. And yes, we said during! In addition, the cinema boasts a unique 100+ seat open-air covered bistro specializing in “fun foods,”—appetizers, salads, burgers, fresh-made pizza, gourmet street tacos, desserts and more. Or if you prefer, your food order can be delivered to your auditorium loveseat equipped with a swing-out table for your dining comfort. State-of-the-art projection and sound systems are, of course, part of the package. Perfect for a couple or a family night out. Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas HawaiiCinemas.com 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa (Map C, #4, PG 181)


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Capture the Moment PORTRAITS & PHOTOGRAPHY on KONA-KOHALA COAST

› PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWS YOU TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE, INCLUDING TO EMOTIONS THAT COME WITH THE BEAUTY OF A

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TENDER TOUCH

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Are the images you take on your phone (or the nearest passer-by) the ones you want to display on your wall, or on your social media page? Will the photos be good enough to showcase in your home or be precious family heirlooms loved by your loved ones? When you want fine photography to cherish forever, hire a professional who can capture your family authentically, yet artistically. Natalia Mastrascusa is an award-winning photographer whose approach is genuine, thoughtful, and stylish. Her joy is to capture emotional splendor in a simple touch, kiss, laughter and just enjoying time together. Her passion for family photography started with her desire to capture her own family in a way her children will treasure their life memories for generations to come. Hawai‘i offers spectacular backgrounds for your dream family portraits. Every session begins with a candid conversation to ensure you get the priceless pieces of art your family deserves. Capture Hawaii by Natalia Mastrascusa natalia@capturehawaii.com nataliamastra.com


The Mauna Kea Lū‘au LŪ‘AU on KOHALA COAST

Held at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (808) 882-7222 • maunakeabeachhotel.com 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Kamuela (Map B, #17, PG 180)

› ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF THE SURF AGAINST SOULFUL STEEL GUITARS › KEIKI GET TO TRY THEIR HAND AT HULA

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Hawai‘i’s most legendary lū'a has been celebrating the food and music of the islands at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for more than five decades. Hawai‘i’s favorite feast welcomes guests to an unprecedented oceanfront setting for a memorable evening under the stars at the ocean’s edge. Dinner includes traditional foods along with a wide array of contemporary offerings and delicious desserts. A highlight for many is enjoying the talented Lim Family of Kohala who share Hawai‘i’s rich tradition of music. Children enjoy learning the "Hukilau" hula and everyone appreciates the show’s storytelling and a variety of music and dance all leading up to a thrilling fire knife dance finale. Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-8:30pm.

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Hawai‘iloa Lū‘au LŪ‘AU on KOHALA COAST

Steeped in tradition and history, Kalāhuipua‘a at the Fairmont Orchid is known as a gathering place for ali‘i (royalty) and special visitors. An evening at the Hawai‘iloa Lū‘au is full of this same tradition of Hawaiian culture and hospitality, with the finest cuisine prepared by an award-winning culinary team and an internationally renowned cast of performers sharing the stories of Hawai‘i through live music and dance. Storytelling begins as beautiful hula dancers and talented musicians share the tales of Polynesia’s brave and courageous voyagers­—as they traveled to Hawai‘i and established this land. Our family from Tahiti share the stories of their journey to Hawai‘i, with the lively beat of the traditional toere drum. Held Saturday evenings at the Fairmont Orchid.

Held at Fairmont Orchid (808) 326-4969 • hawaiiloaluau.com 1 N. Kaniku Dr., Kamuela (Map C, #1, PG 181)

Island Breeze Lū‘au

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LŪ‘AU on KONA COAST

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Experience an evening of delicious food and authentic Polynesian entertainment. Held under the stars on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay and Ahu‘ena—Kamehameha the Great’s former estate in Kailua-Kona, the Island Breeze Lū'au has been named "Best of West Hawai‘i" since 2000. The evening begins with a warm welcome and an opportunity to meet the performers, while learning traditional arts and crafts. Watch the "Kalua‘ana o ka Pua‘a", the uncovering of the imu (underground oven), and savor the lavish Hawaiian cuisine with local favorites including kalua pork, fresh fish, grilled beef and fresh island produce all combined with an open bar. Island Breeze Lū‘au is held under the stars, on the historic grounds of the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, located adjacent to the pier in Kailua Bay. Held at Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel (808) 326-4969 • ibluau.com 75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona (Map E, #3, PG 183)


Lū‘au o Hale Hoaloha LŪ‘AU on KOHALA COAST

Celebrate the beauty and stories of the land area known as Kalāhuipua‘a. Considered the “piko” (center) of the 5 majestic mountains of Haleakalā, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualālai & the Kohala mountain range—Mauna Lani is a sacred place to all who have the privilege of enjoying its beauty. Traditionally, lū‘aus are important family celebrations with a feast of favorite foods, mo‘olelo (story telling), mele (music) and hula. Lū‘au o Hale Hoaloha brings together all of these, as an award winning cast shares Mauna Lani's very special history and the true essence of aloha and ‘ohana with everyone in attendance. Held under the stars every Friday evening, guests are welcomed on to the ‘ilipana (land area) of Kalāhuipua‘a and immediately understand what makes a gathering at Mauna Lani a forever memory. Additional dates on Mondays during the summer and holidays.

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Held at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection (808) 326-4969 • maunalaniluau.com 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr., Kamuela (Map C, #3, PG 181)

Kahilu Theatre PERFORMING ARTS in WAIMEA

Kahilu Theatre (808) 885-6868 • kahilutheatre.org 67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Kamuela (Map F, #1, PG 184)

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The Kahilu Theatre is a flourishing multidisciplinary arts center on Hawai‘i Island—a place where our community comes together and the arts come alive! Each season the Kahilu Theatre fulfills its mission through presenting world-class artists from Hawai‘i and beyond, sustaining a youth arts education program, providing performance space for community-based productions, and showcasing local visual artists in their two galleries. The Kahilu Theatre Presenting Season runs from September through June with a Summer Preseason from July to August. Kahilu Theatre is a not-for-profit community arts and education center dedicated to serving the diverse Hawai‘i Island community and its visitors.

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Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau CULTURAL SITE on KONA COAST

› FASCINATING TIDEPOOLS › POPULAR SNORKEL SPOT NEARBY

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› PICNIC TABLES ON-SITE

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This national historical park known as Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau served as a safe haven in times of war and was also a place of cleansing for kapu (law) breakers. Wooden images of Hawaiian native ki‘i (gods) and heiau (temples) on the sacred grounds of the beautiful and serene beachfront sanctuary make this a must-see historical park. Because ancient Hawaiians believed that if the spirit was not fed then it would drift away, kāhuna and others left food offerings in the temple. Today with the revival of Hawaiian customs, you may see offerings of food on the lele (tower) at Hale O Keawe. The park is home to some of the most significant traditional Hawaiian sites in the Hawaiian archipelago. Open daily 7am to sunset. Admission is $3-$5. Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (808) 328-2326 • nps.gov/puho Four miles south of Kealakekua Bay on Rte 160, Hōnaunau (Map A, #4, PG 178)


Pu‘ukoholā Heiau CULTURAL SITE on KOHALA COAST

This quiet and peaceful park allows visitors a glimpse into traditional Hawaiian religious practices and the fascinating life of the most revered Hawaiian king. Built by King Kamehameha to honor his family war god, Kū and to fulfill the prophecy of uniting the Hawaiian Islands, it tells the vibrant tale of the unification of the Hawaiian Islands during one of the most important periods in Hawaiian history. Thousands of men, including Kamehameha himself, worked for nearly a year in the construction of this temple. It is said that the workers formed a long human chain from Pololū Valley, over 20 miles away, to Pu‘ukoholā. They passed lava rocks down this human chain, one by one, and used them to skillfully build Pu‘ukoholā Heiau without the use of any bonding agents such as cement or mortar.

Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site (808) 882-7218 62-3601 Kawaihae Rd., Kawaihae (Map B, #1, PG 180)

Lapakahi State Park CULTURAL SITE on KOHALA COAST

Lapakahi State Park Located 12 miles north of Kawaihae Harbor (Map A, #3, PG 178)

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About 12 miles north of Kawaihae, Lapakahi State Park features the remnants and partially rebuilt structures of a 700-year-old fishing village named Koai‘e. At this 262-acre park, you can take a short self-guided tour and gain an understanding of what daily life was once like in this village. This area was inhabited until the late 1800s. Historians are not completely sure why it was abandoned, but a popular theory is that the water table decreased and minimized access to fresh water in this location. In addition to providing a glimpse into life in ancient Hawai‘i, Lapakahi offers stunning views of the coastline and ocean. Lapakahi is free and open from 8am to 4pm daily, with the exception of state holidays. Brochures are typically available when you enter the park.

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Ahu‘ena Heiau CULTURAL SITE on KONA COAST

› ONE OF THE MOST HISTORICAL SITES IN ALL OF HAWAI‘I

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› SET ON PICTURESQUE KAILUA BAY

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A thatched shrine built and restored on an artificial island in Kamakahonu (Eye of the Turtle) is guarded by wooden images (ki‘i). King Kamehameha I settled here in 1812 and maintained his royal residence until his death here in 1819. King Kamehameha dedicated Ahu‘ena Heiau, a temple of prosperity, to Lono, god of fertility. Significant history was made on the royal compounds when Liholiho, who became King Kamehameha II, dined with the great queens Keōpūolani and Ka‘ahumanu, breaking one of the most rigorous kapu. This bold act brought on the abandonment of the ancient kapu system and opened the door to Christianity.

Kamakahonu Bay at Historic Kailua Village 75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona (Map E, #4, PG 183)


Pololū Valley & Lookout SIGHTSEEING & HIKING in NORTH KOHALA

Pololū Valley might not be very well known outside of the residents of the Big Island; however, it is a majestic sight. Located in North Kohala at the end of Highway 270, it winds past the quaint town of Hāwī. Just past 28-mile marker, you will round the corner and suddenly be treated to a breathtaking view of Pololū Valley—the same view that previous generations have enjoyed for centuries, and one of the most spectacular panoramic views on the Big Island. The walk down to the valley floor is a rocky hiking trail less than a mile long and ends at a black sand beach. The views make the hike worthwhile, however, the hike up can be strenuous. It’s advised that you wear sturdy shoes and use caution, especially if the path is wet. You won’t find any amenities or lifeguards on the beach, but you will get a rapturous glimpse of nature’s beauty at its finest. Pololū Valley Mile marker 28 on Hwy 270, Kapa‘au (Map A, #5, PG 178)

Waipi‘o Valley & Lookout SIGHTSEEING & HIKING on HAMAKUA COAST

Waipi‘o Valley Located at the end of Hwy 240, Honoka‘a (Map A, #7, PG 178)

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Also known as Valley of the Kings, Waipi‘o ("curved water" in the Hawaiian language) Valley could also be considered earth’s Garden of Eden, with breathtaking vistas bounded by 2,000foot cliffs, spectacular Hi‘ilawe Falls plummeting 1,200 feet from Kohala Mountain to the bottom of the valley, fruit trees, taro fields, streams, and a crescent black sand beach. The steep and narrow road down the valley is currently closed to visitors, but the lookout offers breathtaking views without breaking a sweat. The lookout is perfect for taking pictures and having a picnic in the covered pavilion.

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Rainbow Falls WATERFALL in HILO

The charming old-school island town of Hilo, seemingly frozen in time, has many waterfalls that are not only easy to find, but require just a short walk to view. Waiānuenue Falls, famously known as Rainbow Falls, is one such waterfall that stretches about 80-feet long and is probably the most easily accessible on the island—just a short walk from the parking lot and only a few minutes from downtown Hilo. The falls' name was inspired by the multi-colored prisms seen in the mist of the falling water and comes from ānuenue, meaning rainbow, and wai meaning water. The water spills over an ancient lava rock cave that is said to be the home of the Hawaiian moon goddess, Hina. Depending on the amount of rain, the waterfall sometimes descends at a trickle or it could be gushing over the edge with many ribbons after a storm.

Rainbow Falls Rainbow Dr., Hilo (Map H, #2, PG 185)

‘Akaka & Kahuna Falls WATERFALL on HAMAKUA COAST

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Located within ‘Akaka Falls State Park, this is one of the most highly recommended waterfalls to visit on Hawai‘i Island. The pathway to reach 442-foot tall falls is about 0.4 miles long and takes you through an enchanting rainforest, as well as to a smaller 100-foot tall waterfall, Kahuna. Several legends of varying details surround ‘Akaka Falls. The premise, however, is that a Hawaiian chief named ‘Akaka lived in the area and was said to be having an affair. When his wife discovered this, he somehow ended up falling to his death, creating ‘Akaka Falls. The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. The paved route, which includes multiple steps in places (not wheelchair accessible), makes an easy to follow loop offering stunning viewpoints of the two waterfalls. Parking is $10 per car.

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‘Akaka Falls State Park 875 Akaka Falls Rd., Honomu (Map A, #1, PG 179)


Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park SIGHTSEEING & HIKING in VOLCANO

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Located near Volcano Village (808) 985-6000 (Map A, #2, PG 179)

› NUMEROUS DAY HIKING TRAILS › TAKE A SCENIC DRIVE TO THE SEA DOWN CHAIN OF CRATERS ROAD

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to 13,677 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcanoes—Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. From wilderness adventures to short walks and scenic drives, there's plenty to do in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Walk through lush rainforest and see a cave where a river of lava flowed 500 years ago at Thurston Lava Tube, or enjoy one of the many trails in the park, such as the Kīlauea Iki trail which descends 400 feet through rainforest into a volcanic crater, and hike across a hardened lava lake from the 1959 eruption. Check with the park regarding the latest activity at the crater.

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Kauna‘oa Beach (Mauna Kea) BEACH on KOHALA COAST

› LIMITED PARKING SO ARRIVE EARLY › MAKE SURE TO LEAVE TIME FOR LUNCH

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A nationally-ranked beautiful, white sand crescent beach fringed with palms and naupāka is a great place for swimming and snorkeling due to the gradually sloping sandy bottom, except during heavy winter surf. Get there early since public parking passes are limited. Lifeguard, restrooms and showers are available. There is a reason that Laurence Rockefeller visited this site in 1960 and chose to build the Kohala Coast's first resort on this pristine beach. You'll feel like you're in a real life Corona commercial as you relax at this idyllic spot. Located through the entry gate to Mauna Kea Beach Resort off Hwy 19.

Located at Mauna Kea Resort 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Kohala Coast (Map B, #4, PG 180)


Hāpuna Beach BEACH on KOHALA COAST

Located off Hapuna Beach Rd. and Hwy 19 Old Puako Rd., Kohala Coast (Map B, #3, PG 180)

› COUNTY LIFEGUARDED BEACH › BE AWARE OF SURF CONDITIONS › BRING YOUR OWN SHADE

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This splendid, large white sand beach with clear turquoise water is great for swimming, snorkeling and body boarding. See Maui’s Haleakalā across the big blue Pacific. It’s crowded on the weekends and shade is scarce, so plan accordingly. Be careful of the strong rip currents and shore break. There is a lifeguard, picnic areas, snack stand, restrooms and showers. Located off Hwy 19, it is adjacent to The Westin Hāpuna Beach Resort with plenty of public parking spaces. The park has free admission for Hawai’i residents and is $5 for visitors. There are also camping permits available.

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Anaeho‘omalu Bay (A-Bay) BEACH on KOHALA COAST

› GRAB A SUNSET COCKTAIL AT LAVA LAVA BEACH CLUB ON SOUTH END

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A-Bay is a lovely, crescent beach with salt-and-pepper sand ideal for sail boarding, windsurfing, swimming and catching a perfect sunset. Palm trees separate the Pacific from the ancient fishponds and petroglyph fields. The water is usually calm so it makes a good family beach. You can walk south on a path upon entrance of the beach to find more private white sand beaches. Equipment rental, restrooms and showers are available. Located off Waikoloa Beach Dr. across from the Kings’ Shops and fronting the Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort. Follow signs to beach.

Located in Waikoloa Beach Resort 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa (Map C, #5, PG 181)


Waialea Bay (Beach 69) BEACH on KOHALA COAST

Named for the utility pole marker, this is a lovely white sand beach with crystal clear blue water that is great for swimming and snorkeling due to its sandy bottom and gradual drop off. Snorkeling is great around the rocky outcropping inside the bay, but the best snorkeling is in the southern portion where depths range from 10 to 30 feet. Mostly the water is super clear, but periodic freshwater invasion by an intermittent stream can ocassionally reduce surface visibility. Exercise caution during the winter months due to high surf. There is plenty of shade and restrooms and showers are available. Located off Hwy 19, turn onto Puako Beach Dr.,then take the first right onto Old Puakō Road; beach parking will be on your left. This is where the beach also gets its moniker, 69 Beach, due of the number "69" utility pole close to the parking area.

Located near Puako Old Puako Rd., Kohala Coast (Map B, #7, PG 180)

Kahulu‘u Beach Park BEACH on KONA COAST

Located between Kailua and Keauhou Ali‘i Dr.., Kailua-Kona (Map E, #7, PG 183)

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This salt and pepper beach fringed with palms is within a sheltered cove and popular for swimming, snorkeling and fishing, and one of the best spots for snorkeling on the island, with an abundance and variety of colorful reef fish and sea life. Beware of high surf and rip currents. This is a great family beach park with picnic area, restrooms and showers available. Significant cultural history lies at this location, with Kahalu‘u Bay being listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Ku‘emanu Heiau lies on the north side of the bay, overlooking a popular surf break. Please be mindful of the living coral at this beach and help to preserve the corals by not stepping on them. Also, be sure to wear reef-safe sunscreens here, and every time you enter the Hawaiian waters.

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Kekaha Kai State Park BEACH on KONA COAST

› THE ALA KAHAKAI COASTAL TRAIL CONNECTS TO KUA BAY, 4.5M NORTH

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A 1,642 acre coastal state park with some of the best beaches on the island, Mahai‘ula Beach is an exquisite white sand beach great for swimming and snorkeling in the well-protected bay. About a 30-minute walk north of Mahai‘ula Beach is Makalawena Beach, one of the most stunning beaches on the island, with silky white sand and beautiful, crystal clear turquoise water with sand dunes and trees as a backdrop and a shoreline made up of intricate coves. Located about 2 miles north of Kona International Airport off Hwy 19 between mile marker #90 and #91, take the rough 1½-mile road down to the beach. Part of Kekaha Kai State Park and just a mile or so north on Hwy 19 is Kua Bay, a gorgeous, pristine white sand beach great for swimming and body boarding. Located just north of Kona Airport HWY 19, Kailua-Kona (Map D, #7, PG 182)


Punalu‘u Beach (Black Sand) BEACH in KA‘Ū

Palm trees line this inviting lagoon where green sea turtles rest on the black sand. Near the boat ramp at the northern end of the beach lie the ruins of a heiau (temple) and a flat sacrificial stone. The swimming area is very rocky, and it can be dangerous to swim. Restrooms and camping are available. Ki‘i pohaku (petroglyphs) can be found near the County Park Pavilions within a protected area surrounded by a rock wall, just past the parking area. Make sure you look for these ancient carvings as they are easy to miss. There are also three ancient heiau in the immediate vicinity of Punalu‘u. Nearby is Ninole Cove, a small beach with a grassy area and lagoon good for snorkeling, with sand channels that make for easier access.

Located in Ka‘u about 27 miles south of Volcano Take Hawaii Belt Rd. to Ninole Loop Rd. (Map A, #11, PG 178)

Papakōlea Beach (Green Sand) Green crystals sparkle like jewels in the sun next to a magnificent turquoise sea in this unusual, most beautiful crescent beach formed during an early eruption of Mauna Loa. One of only four green sand beaches in the world, this beach gets its distinctive coloring from olivine sand eroded out of the enclosing volcanic cone. Swimming can be dangerous and there are no facilities, but once you kick off your tennis shoes and have a refreshing soak, you will appreciate the awesomeness of nature’s gift. Take Hwy 11 to South Point Rd in Ka‘ū and go south 12 miles. From here, continue NE on the dirt road to the boat launch and hike the final two miles to this majestic beach. This area is very remote and if you choose to scale the embankment to the beach, only enter the water if you are very experienced. Be aware of strong currents. A photo from above makes a great memory as well. Located at Ka Lae, known as South Point Take Hawaii Belt Rd. to South Point Rd. (Map A, #10, PG 178)

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GOLF 108 PXG golf clubs + apparel 110 HUALĀLAI GOLF COURSE golf course 111 HUALĀLAI GOLF HALE golf simulator & instruction 112 HAPUNA GOLF COURSE golf course 113 MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE golf course 114 MAUNA LANI GOLF COURSE - NORTH golf course 115 MAUNA LANI GOLF COURSE - SOUTH golf course 116 MAKALEIGOLF CLUB golf course 117 WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT GOLF golf course

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PXG GOLF CLUBS on KONA-KOHALA COAST

› SCHEDULE A CUSTOM FITTING TODAY! › THE GEN5s ARE GAME-CHANGERS

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› CHECK OUT THE PXG APPAREL LINE

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All-new PXG 0311 GEN5 Clubs are a master class in PXG style, performance, and forgiveness. Explosive distance, fairway-finding accuracy and outstanding mishit correction puts the “Kaboom Baby!” in every shot. Informed by a process that leaves nothing on the table and incorporating everything PXG understands about performance, PXG 0311 GEN5 Drivers, Fairways, Hybrids, and Irons raze par. Across the lineup, GEN5 Golf Clubs introduce new patented technologies that are both seen and unseen with advancements in materials innovations, precision engineering, and personalized performance. The new golf clubs deliver significantly increased moment of inertia (MOI), faster ball speeds, longer distances, and tighter dispersion, all coupled with the exceptional feel and sound golfers have come to expect from PXG. Whether a golfer is out to win or simply have a good time on the course, PXG 0311 GEN5 Golf Clubs offer something for everyone. Parsons Xtreme Golf (844) 752-9794 • pxg.com 100 Ka‘upūlehu Dr, Kailua-Kona (Map B, #9, PG 180) 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kamuela (Map D, #6, PG 182)


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Hualālai Golf Course GOLF COURSE on KONA-KOHALA COAST

› THE TEE SHOT ON 17 CAN BE QUITE DISTRACTING DURING WHALE SEASON

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› TRACKMAN TECHNOLOGY ON RANGE

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The first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course on the Big Island is home of the PGA Champions Tour Mitsubishi Electric Championship every January. This carefully groomed course was designed with a sense of place. Special care was taken to preserve the historic King’s Trail located on the course, and other significant cultural sites at the resort. Residents and residential guests of Hualālai along with guests of the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai may enjoy this great facility, which includes a nine-acre driving range with 27,000 square foot short game practice area. The course is coming off an extensive renovation that will be sure to impress all levels at this seaside gem.

Located in Hualālai Resort (808) 325-8480 • fourseasons.com/hualalai 72-100 Ka'upulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona (Map D, #5, PG 182)


Hualālai Golf Hale GOLF SIMULATOR & INSTRUCTION on KONA-KOHALA COAST

Located in Hualālai Resort (808) 325-8000 • hualalaigolfhale.com 72-100 Ka'upulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona (Map D, #6, PG 182)

› THE LOUNGE & COMFORT STATION BOASTS A FULL KITCHEN & BAR › GET A LESSON IN STYLE—AND TECH

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This newly-opened 3,000 square-foot instruction and practice facility is the ultimate destination for golf enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy exclusive programming and improve their golf game with state-of-the-art technology and expert instruction. Programming includes a variety of offerings that combine fun, fitness, technology and luxury. Instructional services feature one-on-one coaching, video analysis, on-course lessons, full-day retreats, multi-student lessons, indoor “learn and play” sessions using TrackMan flight simulation, fittings and other custom programs. One of the indoor bays features Topgolf Swing Suite, a teaching studio featuring a golf simulator and lounge. The only offering of its kind in Hawai‘i, the tech-laden Swing Suite combines serious instruction with a menu of games.

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Hapuna Golf Course GOLF COURSE on KOHALA COAST

› NEW PASPALUM GREENS › A SHOTMAKER'S COURSE

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› A LOCAL FAVORITE

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This Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay-designed 18-hole championship course is nestled into the dramatic natural contours of the land from the shoreline to about 700 feet above sea level. This beautiful course features spectacular vistas of the Kohala Coast and the Pacific, with snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano as a backdrop. Hapuna’s challenging play and environmental sensitivity make it one of Hawai‘i’s most unique golf courses. The Pacific Ocean provides every hole with a picture perfect backdrop. Hapuna Golf Course has gained a reputation as a hidden gem and for that reason is always a local favorite. Hapuna's challenging play and environmental sensitivity make it one of Hawai‘i's most unique golf courses.

Located in Mauna Kea Resort (808) 880-3000 • maunakearesort.com/golf 62-100 Kauna'oa Dr., Kohala Coast (Map B, #8, PG 180)


Mauna Kea Golf Course GOLF COURSE on KOHALA COAST

Located in Mauna Kea Resort (808) 882-5400 • maunakearesort.com/golf 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Kohala Coast (Map B, #9, PG 180)

› AMAZING AND DEMANDING PAR-3s › SCENIC VISTAS FROM EVERYWHERE › PLAY A LEGENDARY DESIGN

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For over 40 years, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has been the most celebrated resort in Hawai‘i. And Mauna Kea Golf Course, carved out of ancient lava flows by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., is consistently ranked among the top courses in the world. Created on what was once a barren black lava field, today’s lush fairways tumble across seaside cliffs with unfolding ocean and coastal views. This course which emulates the legend of Hawai‘i as a golfer’s paradise, boasts the famed 3rd hole, seen above, where surging blue inlet waves thunder against a rocky black shoreline for an experience you’ll remember forever. Without changing the essential character of his father’s design, Rees Jones completed a tee-to-green renovation in 2008.

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Mauna Lani - North Course GOLF COURSE on KOHALA COAST

› A PLAYER'S HIDDEN GEM › A CLASSIC MIX OF SCENERY AND

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Ranked No. 8 in Golfweek's "Best Courses You Can Play: Hawaii," Mauna Lani's North Course is an 18 hole haven built upon ancient lava beds and lush fairways. Perfect your swing at Hole No. 10—a par five with prime views of land and sea—as cerulean seascapes sparkle in the distance. Wind through rolling green hills dotted with kiawe trees in pursuit of signature Hole No. 17, a par three nestled within a centuries-old lava cave. A coveted tour venue for golf enthusiasts and pros alike, the North Course enjoys state-of-the-art facilities and rugged, natural beauty.

Located in Mauna Lani Resort (808) 885-6655 • maunalanigolf.com 68-1050 Makaiwa Place, Kohala Coast (Map C, #6, PG 181)


Mauna Lani - South Course GOLF COURSE on KOHALA COAST

Located in Mauna Lani Resort (808) 885-6655 • maunalanigolf.com 68-1050 Makaiwa Place, Kohala Coast (Map C, #6, PG 181)

› LAVA AND EPIC VIEWS ABOUND › BRING YOUR SHORT IRON GAME— AND CAMERA—TO NUMBER 15

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Since opening in 1981, the Mauna Lani courses have collected numerous “Best Courses You Can Play” awards from Golfweek, Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine and was a 10-year host venue of the Senior Skins Game – hosting many of golf’s greats, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player. The Mauna Lani South Course snakes through the stark, rugged a‘a lava of the prehistoric Kaniku lava flow. The challenging South Course offers the golfer a panorama of mountain and ocean views. The South Course is also home to No. 15, one of the most photographed over-the-water golf course holes in the world.

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Makani Golf Club GOLF COURSE on KONA COAST

› SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE KONA COAST AND MAUI

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› ABUNDANCE OF NATIVE FLORA & FAUNA

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Truly one of the most unique golf courses you'll find, Makalei encompasses all of the serenity and challenge that the Island of Hawai‘i has to offer. Known for its cool climates and nearby coffee farms, Makalei boasts an elevation range from 1,800 to 2,850 feet. This layout is a cool, scenic, lush forest alternative to the island’s coastal golf course experiences. The temperate climate, lush surrounding forests, and elevation offer a great challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Several distinctive features on the course include bent grass greens, lava tubes, cinder cones and a stone wall dating back more than a century. Regardless of skill level, golfers will appreciate the indigenous flora and fauna of the area, which includes many native species of plants as well as numerous peacocks, pheasants, wild turkeys, and other wildlife. Located just above Kailua-Kona (808) 325-6625 • makalei.com 72-3890 Hawaii Belt Road, Kailua-Kona (Map A,#9, PG 178)


Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf GOLF COURSE on KOHALA COAST

Located in Waikoloa Beach Resort (808) 886-7888 • waikoloabeachgolf.com 69-600 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa (Map C, #7, PG 181)

› A PERFECT COMBINATION OF NINES FORMS 27-HOLES OF GOLFING BLISS › SHORT ON TIME? JUST PLAY NINE

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World renowned golf has long been associated with the Kohala Coast, and Waikoloa Beach Resort is home to “Hawai‘i’s Premier 27-Hole Golf Experience.” Comprised of the Beach Nine, Lakes Nine and Kings’ Nine, each nine-hole loop at Waikoloa Beach Resort presents a unique landscape for the game along with aweinspiring views that range from the towering mountains that form the center of Hawai‘i Island to the shimmering blue Pacific Ocean. Nine-hole combinations are offered as 18-hole rounds and nine holes can be played anytime of the day. Start early, and play all 27-holes in one day.

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Front row seats available

(808) 325 - 8000 fourseasons.com/hualalai


EAT + DRINK 120 CANOEHOUSE regional cuisine 121 HĀ BAR & GRILL island-inspired & al fresco bar 122 BEACH TREE cal-ital 123 ‘ULU OCEAN GRILL regional cuisine & sushi 124 HUALĀLAI GRILLE steakhouse 125 THE MARKET gourmet market & deli 126 MANTA regional cuisine 127 COPPER BAR Eurasian & craft cocktails 128 MERIDIA mediterranean 129 SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL island -inspired 130 BINCHOTAN: BAR & GRILL asian cuisine 131 BROWN'S BEACH HOUSE regional cuisine 132 MAUNA LANI COFFEE CO. cafe & coffee 132 JUICE 101 health food & juice bar 133 PUEO'S OSTERIA italian cuisine 134 KONA WINE MARKET liquor & specialty 135 PAU HANA POKE seafood & poke 136 ISLAND LAVA JAVA coffee & island-inspired cuisine 138 UMEKE'S FISH MARKET BAR & GRILL seafood & poke 140 HAWAIIAN STYLE CAFÉ local comfort 141 WILLIE'S HOT CHICKEN southern & american 142 MOHALA'S BAYFRONT FISH & CHIPS seafood 143 MIYO'S RESTAURANT japanese cuisine

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CanoeHouse ISLAND INSPIRED on KOHALA COAST

› ARTFULLY INSPIRED ISLAND CUISINE › DRAMATIC OCEANSIDE SETTING

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› EXTENSIVE WINE LIST

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At CanoeHouse, dining allows us to gather with loved ones to enjoy each other's company and share stories. Rooted in culinary excellence, heritage and togetherness, CanoeHouse is Mauna Lani’s storied oceanfront restaurant helmed by husband and wife duo, Executive Chef Matt Raso and General Manager Yuka Raso. Together, Chef Matt and Yuka have carried on the tradition with their heart and soul of the place, bringing people together over enriching and authentic dining experiences.

Located at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection (808) 885-6622 • aubergeresorts.com/maunalani 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr., Kohala Coast (Map C, #14, PG 181)


Hā Bar & Grill AL FRESCO BAR on KOHALA COAST

Located at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection (808) 885-6622 • aubergeresorts.com/maunalani 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr., Kohala Coast (Map C, #15, PG 181)

› AL FRESCO STYLE BAR › OPEN FOR LUNCH DAILY, 11AM-5PM › OPEN FOR DINNER DAILY, 5-9PM

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The essence of Mauna Lani is represented by togetherness, connectivity and a sense of place. These values come to life at Hā Bar and Grill, Mauna Lani’s openair eatery that is situated on the expansive Great Lawn, framed by a crescent of white-sand beach and palm-fringed swimming pools. Talk story and savor time spent with friends both new and old over house-made ceviche, tropical salads and Lani Tais. The Hawaiian sunset and the acoustic sounds of local artists make for the perfect ambience, culminating in another day in paradise.

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Beach Tree CAL-ITAL on KONA COAST

› NO BETTER PLACE TO END YOUR DAY— OR ENJOY A 3-HOUR LUNCH

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› OPEN AIR, BEACHSIDE DINING

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The essence of “barefoot elegance,” Beach Tree brings the feel of a Hawaiian beach house, where you can dine on the sand or in the open-air dining room as you savour Californian cuisine with an Italian twist. This ocean side restaurant and bar is an experience—a place to enjoy casual dining and linger longer, where the focus is on fresh, local, seasonal and handmade cuisine. The cuisine is Cal-Ital— innovative Italian dishes infused with California flavors. Handcrafted cocktails incorporating fresh, local fruit and a great selection of wines are also featured. At the center of the resort, it is a place to meet, connect with friends and family and celebrate lifestyle. Serving lunch, dinner and drinks daily, with Hawaiian entertainment nightly from 6-8:30 p.m. Casual resort attire. Located at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai (808) 325-8000 • fourseasons.com/hualalai 72-100 Ka'ūpūlehu Dr., Kailua-Kona (Map D, #12, PG 182)


‘ULU Ocean Grill REGIONAL CUISINE on KONA COAST

Located at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai (808) 325-8000 • fourseasons.com/hualalai 72-100 Ka'ūpūlehu Dr., Kailua-Kona (Map D, #14, PG 182)

› START OFF AT THE SUSHI LOUNGE › FINISH AT THE BEACHSIDE FIRE PIT › RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

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“R.S.A. – Regional, Seasonal and Artisanal” – cuisine is served alongside the surf and under the stars at this award-winning restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, where 75 percent of the food comes fresh from the ocean and local farms. Showcasing a stylish blend of Hawaiian architecture and modern flair - a fun, lively, informal setting where guests are inspired, surprised and delighted by Hawai‘i’s natural beauty and the flavors of the Pacific. Casual, friendly and knowledgeable servers guide guests through a social dining experience, highlighting an innovative ocean-to-table menu with playful tableside presentation. Cuisine is prepared oven roasted, flame grilled and wok fired, and signature dishes include: Crispy Hawaiian Snapper, Lemongrass Pork Chop, Table-side Ahi Poke and Mango Lime Tart. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.

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Hualālai Grille STEAKHOUSE on KOHALA COAST

› SIGNATURE ISLAND FLAVORS & STEAKS › INTIMATE, CLUB-LIKE AMBIANCE

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A classic American steakhouse, the Grille is set above the picturesque 18th green of the famed Hualālai Golf Course, a signature Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and evokes a contemporary club feel and a lovely place to relax and dine. The menu features Island-infused flavors, prime steaks, pork chops, lamb, fresh local fish and free range chicken dishes with a twist on traditional sides. A classic chateaubriand sourced from Durham Ranch is a thick-cut slow roasted 18 oz. tenderloin filet carved tableside. Don't miss the pastry chef’s signature Macadamia Nut Toffee Ice Cream Pie. The bar offers an extensive wine list including excellent wines by the glass, a popular beer selection and a variety of signature hand-crafted cocktails.

Located at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai (808) 325-8000 • fourseasons.com/hualalai 72-100 Ka'ūpūlehu Dr., Kailua-Kona (Map D, #13, PG 182)


The Market GOURMET MARKET & DELI on KOHALA COAST

Located at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection (808) 885-6622 • aubergeresorts.com/maunalani 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr., Kohala Coast (Map C, #15, PG 181)

› SPECIALTY ISLAND OUTPOST › OPEN DAILY, 5:30-10PM

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Mornings at Mauna Lani begin with freshly brewed Kona coffee from Mauna Lani’s island outpost, The Market. Inspired by New York’s iconic delis, The Market features everything from housemade sandwiches and salads to warm pastries and desserts, incorporating fresh and local ingredients cultivated on the Island of Hawai’i. Curate the perfect beach picnic with local craft beers, sandwiches and desserts crafted by Mauna Lani’s Resident Pastry Chef, Helen Hong. There’s something for everyone at The Market.

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Manta REGIONAL CUISINE on KOHALA COAST

› LOCALLY-SOURCED INGREDIENTS › FANTASTIC WINE LIST

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› OPEN-AIR WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS

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Overlooking Kauna‘oa Bay, Manta pioneered Kohala Regional Cuisine. The restaurant proudly showcases the island’s provisional riches procured by our local farmers, ranchers and fishermen. Through these relationships it allows Manta Restaurant to bring unpretentious Hawai‘i regional cuisine to the table. This open-air restaurant comes with stunning ocean views and as the sun sets, the ambiance changes as the Bar & Lounge come to life and chefs prepare culinary delights in Manta’s exhibition kitchen. Be sure to check for the schedule of live entertainment throughout the year. An award-winning wine list enhances every evening.

Located at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (808) 882-5707 • maunakeabeachhotel.com 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Kohala Coast (Map B, #14, PG 180)


Copper Bar RESTAURANT & BAR on KOHALA COAST

Located at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (808) 882-5707 • maunakeabeachhotel.com 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Kohala Coast (Map B, #12, PG 180)

› CREATIVE TAPAS & ENTREES › CRAFT COCKTAILS › SCENIC, OPEN-AIR SETTING

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Visit a timeless favorite. Redesigned to embrace its storied past while launching modern traditions for a dynamic future, it’s one of Kohala Coast’s favorite dining and gathering places. Casual, creative tapas and entrees incorporate locally grown ingredients and are easily paired with a selection of craft cocktails, tap beers and wine. Unwind with a handcrafted Mauna Kea Mule and absorb sweeping ocean views that have beckoned travelers for generations. Tapas and entrees crafted with local ingredients, and cocktails handmade by Copper mixologists are perfectly paired with enduring panoramic views.

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Meridia MEDITERRANEAN on KOHALA COAST

› OPEN-AIR SEATING › CREATIVE HANDCRAFTED COCKTAILS

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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort’s new signature dining experience introduces an innovative menu inspired by the Mediterranean and infused with our island’s bounty. The fresh seasonal menu is complemented by al fresco seating, a charcuterie and crudo bar, and house made artisanal bread nook. With the use of the resort’s local herb garden and citrus, Meridia also highlights signature brand cocktails and mocktails, ensuring every handcrafted recipe is expertly mixed, shaken or stirred. Expand your culinary confines at Meridia, framed by sweeping ocean views accompanied by crafted cocktails, Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, and attentive service.

Located at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort (808) 880-1111 • westinhapunabeach.com 62-100 Kauna’oa Dr., Kohala Coast (Map B, #15, PG 180)


Seafood Bar & Grill ISLAND-INSPIRED on KOHALA COAST

Kawaihae Harbor (808) 880-9393 • seafoodbarandgrill.com 61-3642 Kawaihae Rd., Kawaihae (Map B, #11, PG 180)

› HAPPY HOUR TWICE DAILY › INVITING, AIR-CONDITIONED ATMOSPHERE › ASK ABOUT THE DAILY FISH SPECIAL

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Looking for a restaurant and bar with a chill vibe, great food, and fabulous tropical cocktails? Taking their décor cues from tiki bars of yore, Seafood Bar & Grill has the complete relaxed island atmosphere that encourages you to come and stay a while. Pony up to the 70-foot long mango wood bar covered by a thatched awning complete with kitschy tiki humor and three flat screen TVs for your sports viewing pleasure, in a nice air-conditioned space. The atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious, unpretentious food with local flair are inviting—and, you may find yourself staying a bit longer than you planned. You’re almost guaranteed a good time here. Open daily from 11am to 9pm.

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Binchotan: Bar & Grill ASIAN CUISINE on KOHALA COAST

› A FRESH TAKE ON ASIAN › ARTISAN COCKTAILS

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Get whisked away to a place where stories are shared after a long day of exploration, similar to the way Japanese fishermen in northern Japan would do over premium binchotan (white charcoal) in their ancient fishing villages. While the open flames are reserved for the back of the house, the style of cuisine and the communal spirit makes this an exciting new place to dine here on the Big Island. A gathering place for friends and family to enjoy a fresh take on Asian cuisine, the menu features the time-honored tradition of grilling meat, seafood and produce over an open flame. Shared plates and grilled skewers are the hallmarks of this culinary experience. The full service bar showcases artisan cocktails, premium sake and vast collection of whiskey. Located at Fairmont Orchid (808) 887-7320 • fairmontorchid.com/dine/binchotan-bar-grill 1 North Kaniku Dr., Kohala Coast (Map C, #12, PG 181)


Brown's Beach House REGIONAL CUISINE on KOHALA COAST

Located at Fairmont Orchid (808) 887-7320 • brownsbeachhouse.com 1 North Kaniku Dr., Kohala Coast (Map C, #13, PG 181)

› SPECTACULAR OCEANFRONT SETTING › INNOVATIVE HAWAI‘I REGIONAL CUISINE › LIVE HAWAIIAN MUSIC NIGHTLY

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The vistas alone are worth a leisurely evening at Brown’s Beach House, Fairmont Orchid’s signature fine dining restaurant. Perched above Pauoa Bay, this celebrated AAA Four Diamond venue takes in one of the island’s most spectacular sunset panoramas. Sit down to a decadent pa‘ina (feast) in relaxed oceanfront elegance as you indulge in fresh, innovative Hawai‘i regional cuisine sourced straight from the land and sea. Listen to live Hawaiian music featured nightly, while connecting over the most tantalizing flavors the island has to offer. Because eating and drinking isn’t just eating and drinking – it’s savoring life. E ‘ai kakou (Bon appetit)! Open daily for dinner. Reservations are recommended.


Mauna Lani Coffee Co. CAFÉ & COFFEE SHOP on KOHALA COAST

Independently owned and operated, here, you’ll be treated like a “regular” from your very first visit. And by your third...? We’ll likely know your “usual” as well as your name! Our coffee is locally sourced. We work one on one with farmers throughout the state to insure our coffee is single farm sourced. Our roasting partners roast in small batches twice a week. All this work is done to bring you only the finest cup of coffee. Sunny days guarantee that our outside seating will be full of guests enjoying a drink or treat. We also offer comfortable seating inside our cafe with free wifi and plenty of outlets. So whether you're stopping for your morning coffee, lunch, or an afternoon snack, we've got you covered!

Located in the Shops at Mauna Lani (808) 731-4000 • maunalanicoffeeco.com 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr. #300, Kohala Coast (Map C, #17, PG 181)

Juice 101 HEALTH FOOD & JUICE BAR on KOHALA COAST

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Established in 2010, Juice 101 provides customers with juices, smoothies and dishes that are equally as delicious as they are healthy and nutritious. Juice 101 is constantly adapting and changing to meet your healthy cravings. We pride ourselves on fresh juices and made-to-order smoothies packed with super foods and mouthwatering flavor combinations. Our juices and smoothies are a perfect addition to our nutrient-dense salads, acai bowls, paninis, cold wraps, and amazing breakfast offerings. Juice 101 is more than just juice, it is a feeding frenzy for your senses, an edible lifestyle lift, and an energy revitalization that your body demands. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, bodybuilding, or paleo we have many options to meet your needs.

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Located in the Shops at Mauna Lani (808) 887-2244 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr. #301, Kohala Coast (Map C, #18, PG 181)


Pueo's Osteria ITALIAN CUISINE on KOHALA COAST

Waikoloa Plaza Shopping Center (808) 339-7566 • pueososteria.com 68-1820 Waikoloa Rd., # 1201, Waikoloa Village (Map A, #13, PG 179)

› FRESH ITALIAN CUISINE › LOCAL, SEASONAL INGREDIENTS › RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

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Pueo’s Osteria is an inviting, Italian-inspired restaurant that provides great food in a fun environment. Chef James Babian focuses on the finest Italian products paired with seafood, produce and meats from boutique farms (sourced locally whenever possible), including farm-fresh products from local farmers’ markets. Engaging service, approachable pricing, great flavors and food await at Pueo’s Osteria – Food, Wine & Fun. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Dinner is served from 4-9:00pm, bar stays open until 11pm. Smart casual attire. Recently voted #1 Italian Restaurant in West Hawai‘i and Diner's Choice by OpenTable for 2021. Check for updates on new location across the street in Waikoloa Plaza opening Spring 2022.

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Kona Wine Market LIQUOR & SPECIALTY MARKET in KONA

› EXTENSIVE WINE & LIQUOR SELECTION › GIFT BASKETS FROM LOCAL PURVEYORS

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As Kona's original specialty wine and liquor market, Kona Wine Market has been providing top shelf service for almost 30 years. The knowledgeable and passionate team is there to help make that timely pairing recommendation or put together a delicious gift for that special someone. They also provide local (within 24 hrs) and nationwide FedEx shipping. Custom gift baskets feature local sweets and savories that will brighten anyone's day while supporting Hawai‘i vendors. Offering craft draught beer for your growlers to go and boasting the island's best selection of craft and imported beers in their Lava Tube Beer Cave. Join them Fridays, anytime between 3pm-6pm, for casual and complimentary tastings—not to mention the freshly baked breads from Sandwich Isle Bread Co.­ delivered on Fridays by 3pm. Above Costco in New Industrial (808) 329-9400 • konawinemarket.com 73-5613 Olowalu St. Suite 1, Kailua-Kona (Map D, #16, PG 182)


Pau Hana Poke SEAFOOD & FISH MARKET on KOHALA COAST

Above Costco in New Industrial (808) 315-7952 • pauhanapokehi.com 73-5617 Maiau St. Bay 10, Kailua-Kona (Map D, #15, PG 182)

› FRESH, LOCAL POKE BOWLS › AHI FILETS AVAILABLE DAILY › A GREAT PLACE TO GET FRESH FISH

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Pau Hana Poke, owned and operated by two local families, is the newest addition to Kona’s culinary scene. Located above Costco in the new industrial area, Pau Hana Poke serves up poke bowls made with fresh fish, most of which is caught by the owner in Kona waters. Enjoy favorites like spicy tuna and California roll, with several popular options for sides. They also offer fresh fish for sale. Open MondaySaturday from 10am-4pm. Please check for current hours. If you are looking for a fresh, healthful, sustainable and fast meal, visit Pau Hana Poke.

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Island Lava Java CAFÉ & RESTAURANT on KONA & KOHALA COAST

› FRESH, LOCALLY-SOURCED INGREDIENTS › 100% KONA COFFEE & ORGANIC ESPRESSO

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› OCEANFRONT LOCATION IN KONA

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At Island Lava Java bistro, you'll find the freshest, most delicious food and drinks, using locally-sourced ingredients, including grass-fed Big Island beef, Big Island goat cheese, local organic greens and Hawaiian vanilla. Each dish is created inhouse, from scratch, every day to the highest standards. With their own bakery onsite, all breads, pizza dough, breakfast pastries, and desserts are scratch-made and baked daily. Proudly serving 100% Kona Coffee, along with organic espresso, fresh juices, real fruit smoothies and the amazing Lava Java Shake. The oceanfront Kona location on Ali‘i Drive serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour, and offers a beautiful Craft Bar as well. Catch a spectacular Kona sunset with a couple beautiful craft mai tais! Or fuel up at their shop on the Kohala Coast in Waikoloa Village, serving breakfast & lunch dishes, plus coffee, juices & shakes (but no alcohol). Please note menus and times vary by location. E Komo Mai!

Located in Kailua-Kona & Waikoloa Village (808) 327-2161 | (808) 769-5202 • islandlavajava.com 75-5801 Ali'i Dr., Bldg 1, Kailua-Kona (Map E, #11, PG 183) 68-1845 Waikoloa Rd., Waikoloa Village (Map A, #13, PG 179)


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Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill ISLAND-INSPIRED on KONA COAST

› FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD & POKE › HAWAIIAN-INSPIRED ENTRÉE ITEMS

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Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill has moved to a brand new location located just across the street from the iconic Kona Brewery. Umekes has remained a popular gathering place in Kona for locals and tourists alike over the past 9 years. Known for their poke and seafood that’s “so fresh, it’s off da hook!,” Umekes takes pride in serving the freshest fish from Hawaiian waters and has been voted the Best Poke & Seafood restaurant in West Hawai‘i since 2016. Enjoy craft cocktails, island brews, or their upscale wine and liquor selection. Pair with their world famous Poke, Fresh Catch, or Deep Fried Lau Lau for the ultimate experience. Come enjoy Kailua-Kona’s new local hot spot, open from 11am–9pm daily!

Located in the Brewery Block (808) 238-0571 • umekesrestaurants.com 74-5599 Pawai Place, Kailua-Kona (Map E, #12, PG 183)



Hawaiian Style Café LOCAL CUISINE in HILO & WAIMEA

› BREAKFAST ALL DAY LONG! › LOCAL FRESH FISH & POKE BOWLS

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Convivial and casual, Hawaiian Style Café offers quality, homemade Hawaiian comfort food served in Hawaiian portions. A local favorite, and quickly becoming a favorite of returning visitors, Hawaiian Style Café has gourmet dining options that are affordable but feed Hawaiian appetites with large portions of local-style comfort food. Whether it’s their world-famous massive pancakes and Kalua pork hash, or equally delicious lighter fare and vegetarian options, there is something for everyone. Enjoy their breakfast menu all day long, with favorites like French toast and loco moco, or gourmet steak or pasta dinner specials and creative local fresh fish specials served daily, including their poke bowls. Walk-ins are always welcome, with dine-in or take-out options.

Located in downtown Hilo & Waimea (808) 969-9265 | (808) 885-4295 • hawaiianstylecafe.us 681 Manano St., #101., Hilo (Map H, #8, PG 185) 65-1290 Kawaihae Rd. Waimea (Map F, #4, PG 184)


Willie's Hot Chicken SOUTHERN & AMERICAN in KONA

Located in The Brewery Block (808) 796-3088 • willieshotchicken.com 74-5599 Pawai Pl., Kailua-Kona (Map E, #13, PG 183)

› LIVE MUSIC ON THE WEEKENDS › INDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING › PARTY "PICNIC BASKETS" & PRIVATE EVENTS

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If it’s Nashville Hot Chicken, it’s Willie’s Hot Chicken. Repeat customers rave this is the best hot chicken on the island, but their made from scratch sauces like spicy remoulade and fireball maple are just as delicious. Their hot chicken can be adjusted to seven spice levels for your enjoyment. For a real tongue-lashing, kick up the heat with White Hot or Like Lava. Aside from their southern inspired chicken offerings, wings, sandwiches, and salads, they also serve friend tempeh for the veggie lovers, and don’t-miss sides like mac & cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and three types of fries: sidewinder, waffle, and sweet potato. The full bar has twelve rotating craft taps, and several TVs keep you entertained while you chow down on all natural, crispy hot chicken. Follow them on Instagram @ willieshotchicken_whc.

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Mohala's Bayfront Fish & Chips SEAFOOD in HILO

› FRESH CATCHES DAILY › MENU FEATURES GENEROUS PORTIONS

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Centrally located in downtown Hilo, Mohala’s Bayfront Fish & Chips is close to all the shops and local sites. Choose from a few fresh catches of the day, and make sure to bring your appetite, because portions are big. To accompany your onolicious, perfectly cooked fried fish, dive into some of the tastiest sauces such as malt vinegar aioli dip, traditional tartar sauce, garlic dill aioli, and to kick up the heat, Korean and buffalo. For lighter fare, they offer a dinner-size house salad piled with veggies, which you can add fish or seafood to, and some of the best clam chowder we’ve ever eaten! Don’t forget dessert: choose from delectable selections like fried bananas with ice cream, churros, and root beer floats. Appetizers include a melting pot of delicious choices, such as fish lumpia, fried pickles, calamari, and smoked mozzarella. Located in downtown Hilo (808) 300-9026 • mohalasbayfrontfishandchips.com 50 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo (Map H, #7, PG 185)


Miyo's Restaurant JAPANESE CUISINE in HILO

Located in Manono Street Marketplace (808) 935-2273 • miyosrestaurant.com 564 Hinano St., Hilo (Map H, #6, PG 185)

› TRY THEIR IZAKAYA DINNER EXPERIENCE › FROM TRADITIONAL JAPANESE DISHES TO BENTO PLATES

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Miyo’s Restaurant has served homestyle Japanese dishes featuring locally sourced fish and produce in the Hilo area since 1987. Located in the Manono Marketplace across from Big Island Candies, their unpretentious, delicious Japanese food and understated décor has earned them the loyalty of locals and travelers alike. Choose from traditional Japanese dishes like tempura, hot pots, donburi, miso soup and bento plates with several combinations to choose from while you enjoy live music from local talent. Miyo’s also offers the only Izakaya and multi-course Omakase (“up to the chef”) dinner prepared by Chef Louis Pauole (by reservation only, Tuesday–Friday, with two sittings available: 5–6:30pm and 7-8:30pm) in an intimate setting adjacent to the main dining area. There are plenty of vegetarian selections. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations are recommended.

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Timeless Hawaiian Jewelry, Treasured for Generations Visit us at Queens’ Marketplace www.mauidivers.com


SHOP + STYLE 146 HILDGUND JEWELERS jewelry 148 SEASIDE LUXE boutique + fine jewelry 149 TIFFANY & CO. fine jewelry 150 MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY jewelry 152 ENJOY FASHION SALON salon 153 NOA NOA apparel + artifacts 154 QUEENS' MARKETPLACE shopping center 156 KOA SETTEES fine furnishings 157 BLUE GINGER boutique + accessories 160 TIFFANY'S ART AGENCY art gallery 162 GUPTON GALLERY art gallery 163 BIG ISLAND CANDIES gift shop + confections 164 BODY GLOVE RETAIL STORE outfitter 165 INDICH COLLECTION fine rugs 166 HAWAII TITANIUM RINGS jewelry 168 BENTLEYS HOME COLLECTION gift shop + boutique 169 SASSAFRAS jewelry

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Hildgund Jewelers FINE JEWELRY on KOHALA COAST

› EXTENSIVE DIAMONDS & STONES › HAWAIIAN HEIRLOOM BRACELETS

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Founded in 1873, Hildgund is the ultimate in fine custom designs and handcrafted jewelry—every piece unique by its elegance, every piece one of a kind. They have a wide selection of precious and semi-precious colored stones plus many varieties of fine jade. The almost unlimited choice of their diamond collection is only of the highest quality. Customers worldwide have returned to a Hildgund location time and again, convinced that they have found one of the finest jewelry boutiques anywhere. And for the man who has everything, be sure to check out the exclusive knife collection for Hildgund by William Henry, who creates a range of tools so perfectly conceived and executed that they transcend superlative function to become superlative art. The typical knife takes more than eight months from conception to completion, like this custom design shown. Located in Four Seasons Resort Hualālai & Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (808) 326-0606 | (808) 882-1861 • hildgund.com 72-100 Ka'upulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona (Map D, #10, PG 182) 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Kohala Coast (Map B, #10, PG 180)


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Seaside Luxe BOUTIQUE & FINE JEWELRY on KONA-KOHALA COAST

› ONE-OF-A-KIND BOUTIQUE › HIGH FASHION TO RESORT CASUAL

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The true definition of resort luxury can be found directly below the Four Seasons hotel lobby inside the stylish Seaside Luxe Boutique, featuring the world's most premier fashion lines. From Missoni Mare and Eres swimwear to the precious gems of Sidney Garber, Jenna Blake and LB Bracelets, Seaside Luxe exudes high fashion on a grand scale with Samantha Sung and Zimmerman. You'll also find Gianvito Rossi shoes and numerous other leading footwear designers to complete your signature look. This one-of-a-kind boutique concept complements the breezy Hualālai Resort aesthetic while engaging the latest global fashion trends for an incomparable culture shopping experience.

Located in Hualālai Resort (808) 325-4765 • hualalairesort.com 72-100 Ka'ūpūlehu Dr., Kailua-Kona (Map D, #11, PG 182)


Tiffany & Co. FINE JEWELRY on KOHALA COAST

Located in Kings' Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort (808) 886-1931 • tiffany.com 250 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa (Map C, #8, PG 181)

› TIMELESS DESIGNS › CELEBRATION & BRIDAL › CLASSICS TO TRENDING PIECES

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Tiffany & Co. recently unveiled its latest campaign with global House ambassador, ROSÉ of BLACKPINK, introducing her second Tiffany HardWear campaign. ROSÉ has become one of the most idolized young women in music and fashion. The campaign picks up where the singer’s 2021 Tiffany HardWear campaign left off—pushing the attitude and energy further. Tiffany HardWear first debuted in 2017 and has since become one of Tiffany’s signature jewelry collections. Its iconic gauge link motif, based on a 1971 bracelet from The Tiffany Archive, and industrial shapes are a tribute to the power and edge New York City—a nod to the rebellious energy of its streets. Yet, no matter how subversive, the Tiffany HardWear designs are elegant and sophisticated expressions of the fierce, feminine spirit that defines the collection.

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Maui Divers Jewelry JEWELRY on KOHALA COAST

› LOCALLY-MADE HAWAIIAN JEWELRY › HAWAI‘I STATE GEM (BLACK CORAL)

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› PEARLS, DIAMONDS, TURQUOISE, & MORE

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Transform your memories of Hawai‘i into lifelong keepsakes with an exclusive piece from Maui Divers Jewelry. Locally made in Honolulu, their signature Hawaiian jewelry continues to be a staple of quality craftsmanship, expert design, and superb customer experience. Since 1959, each piece has included the promise of our famous the Forever Guarantee, which provides valuable protection for the entire life of the jewelry. Located at Queens Marketplace, shop their exclusive selection of traditional Hawaiian Heirloom, nature, and ocean life inspired jewelry featuring the Hawai‘i state gem black coral, diamonds, turquoise, exotic pearls, and more. Discover a true piece of Hawai‘i that your family will treasure for generations. Maui Divers Jewelry, locally made from their ‘ohana to yours. Located in Queens' Marketplace (808) 886-8917 • mauidivers.com 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., #J11, Waikoloa Beach Resort (Map C, #10, PG 181)



Enjoy Fashion Salon SALON in WAIMEA

› ITALIAN STYLE MEETS BIG ISLAND ‘OHANA › GET NOT JUST A HAIRCUT, BUT A WORK

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With a passion for excellence and attention to detail, the world-famous “Made in Italy” luxury experience is now available right here on the Big Island. Enjoy Fashion Salon brings innate style and Italian elegance to Hawai‘i, with cuttingedge hairstyling techniques and genius color transformations. Honored to serve local and international clients with their decades of combined expertise in creating unforgettable looks, owners Francesco Pucci and Katia Vasciminno have worked their hairstyling magic for over 12 years at their flagship location in Torino, Italy. With dedicated, bespoke services offered to each and every client, they offer an unparalleled, European approach to hair and beauty. Techniques are continuously updated through research and hands-on professional development in the most important fashion academies around the world. Located in Parker Ranch Center (808) 731-6165 • enjoyfashionhawaii.com 67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy., Suite F129, Waimea (Map F, #5, PG 184)


Noa Noa BOUTIQUE on KOHALA COAST

Located in Kings' Shops & Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (808) 886-5449 • noanoahawaii.com 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Dr. #B-5, Waikoloa (Map C, #8, PG 181) 62-100 Kauna‘oa Dr., Kamuela (Map B, #10, PG 180)

› ONE-OF-A-KIND JEWELRY › HAND-BATIKED NATURAL FABRICS › HAWAIIAN TAPA & ETHNIC DESIGNS

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Noa Noa presents a profusion of patterns and colors in traditional Hawaiian and Pacific island tapa and ethnic designs from around the world. Hand-batiked all natural fabrics include cottons, rayons, silks and linens. As you walk through their stores you will notice that the displays include many interesting and unique pieces. These artifacts include 12th to 19th century Chinese and Thai ceramics, Ikat weaving, ceremonial masks from Borneo, Java, Papua New Guinea, Sumatran Batiks, baskets, drums, an extensive collection of tapa cloth from Fiji, Samoa, Borneo, Toraja, Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. Noa Noa jewelry is exclusive and one-of-a-kind. Noa Noa jewelry has been hand-selected from Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Mexico, Morocco and Africa and are made of gold, silver, and a variety of other natural materials.

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Queens' Marketplace SHOPPING CENTER on KOHALA COAST

› EXPANSIVE, OPEN-AIR SETTING › GREAT RESTAURANTS & FOOD COURT

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Located in Waikoloa Beach Resort, Queens' Marketplace is a family-friendly outdoor shopping center with a wide variety of tropical foliage and water features including koi ponds. With an eclectic mix of locally-owned boutiques, national retailers, a yoga studio, art galleries, a top-rated salon and day spa, notable restaurants, a popular food court, a luxury cinema, and a gourmet grocery store, Queens’ Marketplace is the gathering place of the Kohala Coast. Restaurants include local favorites Sansei Seafood & Steak and Kuleana Rum Shack along with popular Romano's Macaroni Grill and Charley's Thai Cuisine.

Located in Waikoloa Beach Resort (808) 886-8822 • queensmarketplace.com 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa (Map C, #9, PG 181)


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Koa Settees FINE FURNISHINGS on KOHALA COAST

› HANDCRAFTED FROM HAWAIIAN KOA WITH UNIQUE HONEY-HUED COLORATION

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Inspired by one of the most distinguished native Hawaiian wood craftsmen in late 19th century Hawai‘i, Henry Weeks, Jr., this pair of Koa wood settees are exact replicas of the first Clef benches made for Queen Lili‘uokalani. This matched set, replicated in the early 1970s from the original pair, was crafted by Robert Shepherd, a well-known craftsman and furniture maker living and working in Kamuela, Hawai‘i. That this pair was replicated from the original three pairs ordered from and made by Weeks himself makes them more than a bit special. And the light-hued and birds-eye Koa chosen is extraordinarily outstanding not to mention rare. You will not find anything like it from current furniture manufacturers producing similar designs. They have been seen by Irving Jenkins who authored the book Hawaiian Furniture and Hawaii’s Cabinetmakers 18201940 in 2006. Koa Settees koabench@gmail.com Snap the code to learn more


Blue Ginger BOUTIQUE & ACCESSORIES on KOHALA COAST

Located in Queens' Marketplace (808) 886-0022 • blueginger.com 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr. #K2, Waikoloa (Map C, #9, PG 181)

› LIVE THE ALOHA LIFESTYLE › MATCHING FAMILY PRINTS › TIMELESS RESORTWEAR

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Live the aloha lifestyle in tropical resort wear from Blue Ginger. Perfect for any island occasion, Blue Ginger offers colorful, timeless resort wear sure to bring smiles and warm memories of the islands. Original batik prints inspired by the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands are available in comfortable clothing for all ages. A family run establishment, Blue Ginger has long been an island favorite with kama‘āina and visitors alike. With eight locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands Blue Ginger has something for everyone, from the youngest keiki on up. Colorful sundresses, caftans, aloha shirts, accessories and more. Celebrating 39 years of living the aloha lifestyle these exclusive prints and fashions continue to delight multiple generations.

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Tiffany's Art Agency PRIVATE ART GALLERY in NORTH KOHALA

› ORIGINAL WORKS FEATURING HAWAI‘I'S FINEST ARTISTS

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Dive deep into Hawai‘i’s contemporary art scene, unveiling hidden local talent creating masterful works of art. It’s an experience full of joyful creative expression and connections. Shop online or by appointment in the private gallery and discover your wonder and inspiration as you collect art and memories made in Hawai‘i. Founder and curator, Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, finds herself drawn to artists who create beautiful works that evoke those positive emotions. Joyful, playful, serene—they all have their place in our hearts, homes, and workplaces. Working closely with local established and emerging artists who are so passionate and focused on their mastery has shifted how Tiffany sees the world and has ignited her passion for sharing it with you. Exclusive art displays at the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection and Hualālai Realty. Located in Hawi (808) 747-5882 • tiffanysartagency.com Private Gallery - By Appointment Only (Map G, #4, PG 184)


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Gupton Gallery ART GALLERY in KONA

› EXPLORE THE WORKS OF ARTIST ALEX GUPTON AND 'THE ART OF DETAIL'

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› FEATURING WORKS OF HAWAI‘I ARTISTS

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Overlooking the bay in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Gupton Gallery is the Big Island's newest Fine Art Gallery. Opened by local artist and long-time Kona resident Alex Gupton, this beautiful gallery welcomes you to explore not only Alex's detailed creations (be sure to look for his signature fish 'Bob' hidden within his pen and ink details), but also works by more than 15 fellow artists. The gallery focuses on the work of artists from the Hawaiian Islands and features their exquisite painting, photography, and sculpture in bronze, ceramic and wood, all displayed within a relaxing and inviting space. The gallery offers convenient and personal ways to choose stunning artwork for your home, collect a wonderful memory of Hawai‘i, or to seek out that perfect gift. Located in Ali‘i Sunset Plaza (808) 493-3195 • guptongallery.com 75-5799 Ali'i Dr., Suite B2, Kailua-Kona (Map E, #9, PG 183)


Big Island Candies GIFT SHOP + CONFECTIONS in HILO

Located in Hilo (808) 935-8890 • bigislandcandies.com 585 Hinano St., Hilo (Map H, #4, PG 185)

› GIVE THE GIFT OF HAWAI‘I! › ONLY THE HIGHEST GRADE INGREDIENTS › FEATURING FRESH LOCAL PRODUCTS

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Big Island Candies’ Hilo Flagship Store is a “feast for your senses.” The aroma of shortbread fills the air; windows allow you to look into the factory to watch artisans create signature dipped shortbreads—and more—right before your eyes! Stroll and shop for gifts, featuring an assortment of individually wrapped goodies in packaging that celebrates the joy of the seasons, and the natural beauty of Hawa‘i. With so many innovative indulgences to choose from, our representatives are happy to answer questions about our products, even make a few suggestions, in order to help you find the right item. Come in, and you’ll experience why Big Island Candies has been the go-to destination for Hawai‘i’s finest cookies, chocolates and confections, since 1977. Open daily 8:30am-5pm, factory viewing on Mondays-Fridays from 9am-3:30pm.

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Body Glove Retail Store SNORKEL GEAR & ACTIVEWEAR in KONA

› PRESCRIPTION MASKS IN 10 MINUTES › EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO EXPLORE

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Body Glove Cruise’s retail store is your one-stop-shop for everything you need under the sun! Whether it’s snorkel gear, Rx lens masks, GoPro cameras, wetsuits, body boards, beach chairs, coolers with ice, umbrellas, flotation toys, life vests, metal detectors, waterproof phone cases, snorkel maps, they offer everything you need to explore the Big Island. The retail shop, just above the Kailua Pier, also carries a wide selection of locally designed and printed Body Glove logo wear, rash guards, dry bags, reef safe sunscreens, over fifty masks, and snorkel and fin sets, offering everything you need for all your adventures on the island. Give them ten minutes and they can even make a prescription mask for you.

Located in Kailua-Kona (800) 551-8911 • bodyglovehawaii.com 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona (Map E, #8, PG 183)


Indich Collection FINE RUGS on KONA COAST

Located in Kaloko Business Center, above Costco (808) 329-6500 • hawaiianrugs.com 73-5617 Maiau St. #1, Kailua-Kona (Map D, #9, PG 182)

› THESE HAWAIIAN HEIRLOOM RUGS ARE DESIGNED BY LOCAL ARTISTS › CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM RUG

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Indich Collection's unique designs are inspired by the casual elegance of the island lifestyle. As designers and manufacturers of Hawaii Rugs®, Indich uses traditional oriental carpet weaving techniques and materials to create some of the most artful rug designs found anywhere. Celebrating 42 years in Hawai‘i with the largest selection of area rugs in the Pacific Basin, and with their Custom Design Program, Indich offers clients virtually unlimited design, color and size options. Traditional, contemporary and Tropical designs stir your imagination as you enter the "Art Under Foot" gallery. Free consultation, installation and delivery for West Hawaii. Free drop shipping island-wide and to the mainland with minimum purchase. Open daily from 10am-6pm.

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Hawaii Titanium Rings JEWELRY in KONA

› ORIGINAL HAWAII-MADE DESIGNS › TRUE MATCHING RING SETS & SAME INLAY

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Hawaii Titanium Rings® on the Kona Coast of Hawai‘i Island offers one-of-a kind hand-crafted rings. Island created and ONLY made with 100% hypoallergenic, aerospace grade titanium! Precision sized with ALL sizes available. Hand inlaid with over 60 exotic woods and minerals to choose from. The superior quality, durability and unique designs are exclusive to them, and they offer the widest selection of titanium rings for every occasion, all of which are customizable. Personalized engraving, as well as lifetime sizing and warranty. Hawaii Titanium Rings® has been in business for over 25 years, with their original two locations, here in Kailua Kona. Drop by their downtown Ali‘i Dr. location from 10am-6pm daily, or pull up a chair and custom design your ring(s) at their Artist Manufacturing Studio on Maiau street (above Costco)! Hours vary at manufacturing studio so appointments are highly recommended. Two locations in Kailua-Kona (808) 756-1173 • hawaiititaniumrings.com 75-5744 Ali'i Drive, #190 (Map E,#10, PG 183) 73-5617 Maiau Street (Map D,#9, PG 182)


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Bentleys Home Collection GIFT SHOP & BOUTIQUE in WAIMEA

› TOLD WE'RE THE BEST KEPT SECRET › FARMHOUSE & SHABBY CHIC LINES

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Small but mighty! Tucked in the town of Kamuela is our cozy, family-owned and operated boutique filled with one-of-a-kind treasures. Packed with a punch, we offer casual apparel, charming accessories and keepsakes, unique gifts and so much more. Bentleys has been part of Kamuela for over 30 years and we are humble and proud to offer a place for talented local makers to share their art with you. Come stop and see us on your travels through the island. You’ll see why our repeat customers say we are A Must Stop Shop. Come Smile With Us!

Located in Parker Square (808) 885-5565 • facebook.com/BentleysHomeCollection 65-1279 Kawaihae Rd #107-108, Kamuela (Map F, #7, PG 184)


Sassafras Hawaii JEWELRY in WAIMEA

Located in Parker Square (808) 885-1081 • sassafrashawaii.com 65-1279 Kawaihae Rd. #106, Kamuela (Map F, #8, PG 184)

› HAWAII-INSPIRED AND LOCALLY HAND-CRAFTED JEWELRY › TAKE HOME A UNIQUE PIECE OF PARADISE

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Every piece in the “Sassy” collection is hand crafted in solid sterling silver. The family has been goldsmiths for generations, right here on the breathtaking Big Island of Hawai‘i. Their quality and attention to detail are unparalleled, with bespoke collections that are heavily inspired by the legends and stories of Hawai‘i, and the powerful healing and serenity Hawai‘i shares with all of us. Capture your memories, and keep your toes in the sand with a truly unique piece of island style jewelry from Sassafras. Bring home the aloha—from their ‘ohana to yours—with more than just a keepsake, with something truly inspired.

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We can build your dream.

From luxury new construction to high-end remodels, trust us to exceed your expectations. With over 30 years of experience in the custom home industry, we continue to exceed our customers’ expectations. Our ability to collaborate with architects and homeowners, coupled with our transparency throughout the building process, has helped make us one of the top companies serving the Kona-Kohala Coast.

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Hualālai Resort RESORT LIVING on KONA-KOHALA COAST

› FIVE STAR RESORT AMENITIES › THE HUALĀLAI CLUB LIFESTYLE

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Hualālai Resort is located in the ahupua‘a (land division) of Ka‘ūpūlehu. Here, the land is rich in lore, natural resources and plant and sea life. This coastal land once known as a fishing village, transformed into the coastal community that has set the new standard in hospitality. Hualālai is a small part of the island’s rich exploration, welcoming a new generation to live and stay. Come explore the culture, share the adventures and fall in love with the spirit of Hualālai. There’s nothing more rewarding than calling this magical mauka-to-makai (mountainto-sea) paradise on Hawai‘i Island’s Kona-Kohala Coast home. Whether you’re in search of a traditional Hawaiian hale (house) or a more contemporary villa, homes at Hualālai surround you with breathtaking beauty, provides you with ever-expanding activities and instills you with aloha spirit.

Hualālai Realty (808) 325-8500 • hualalairealty.com 72-100 Ka‘ūpūlehu Dr., Kailua-Kona (Map D, #17, PG 182)


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Kohanaiki RESORT LIVING on KONA COAST

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Kohanaiki is an invitation-only private club community, carefully crafted on 450 spectacular oceanfront acres. Once the playground of Hawai‘i’s greatest king, Kamehameha I, its shores are steeped in history with cultural landmarks, petroglyphs, and situated among a rustic mixture of rolling golf greens, sacred ponds, ancient lava flows, palm trees, and a one mile stretch of stunning Kona coastline. The Club features a Rees Jones-designed oceanfront golf course, a luxurious Beach Club, 67,000-square-foot Clubhouse and Spa, an Adventure Team, and dining options ranging from casual poolside fare to exquisite five-star dining. You can design and build your own home, or select from a range of beautiful move-in ready homes designed by prominent architectural firms. Properties from $3M to $20M.

Kohanaiki Realty (808) 670-3435 • kohanaiki.com 73-2055 Ala Kohanaiki, Kailua-Kona (Map D, #18, PG 182)


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Karen Ferrara, MBA LUXURY REAL ESTATE ADVISOR on KOHALA COAST

› $54,277,835 IN 2021 SALES VOLUME › TOP 1.5% OF US REALTORS & TOP .04% IN HAWAI‘I, REAL TRENDS 2021

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› $12M SALE OF ICONIC SULLIVAN ESTATE

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Karen considers it an honor to work with each client. She listens thoughtfully to their hopes and dreams—while working hard to make them a reality—and having fun together along the way. With a unique business-minded approach, an extensive global and local network, Karen provides her discriminating clients with local knowledge alongside world-class service. With 30 years of experience in luxury real estate, finance and construction in Hawai‘i and California, along with a Master’s degree in Business, Karen has a proven track record of success and a commitment to excellence. Karen provides top notch service to every client, every time with world class marketing, exceptional negotiation skills, intelligent analytics via top-tier research. Let Karen introduce you to the finer things—from private clubs and ranches to performing arts and culinary experiences—and, most importantly, introduce you to the Hawai‘i’s rich culture with the nicest people on the planet right here on Hawai‘i Island. Aloha lives here, and so can you. Karen Ferrara, MBA, Realtor Founding Partner, Compass Hawaii | Founding Member, Realm Global (808) 883-0094 • karen@karenferrara.com karenferrara.com • License #RS-72752


TMS Construction, Inc. RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION on KONA-KOHALA COAST

TMS Construction, Inc. & TMS Custom Woodworks, LLC (808) 491-6162 • tms.construction • tmscustomwoodworks.com 73-5600 Kauhoa St., Kailua-Kona (Map D, #20, PG 182)

› CUSTOM CABINET & MILLWORK SHOP › HIGH-END NEW CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING SERVICES

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With over 30 years of experience in the custom home industry, TMS Construction, Inc. consistently exceeds customer's expectations. Their ability to collaborate with architects, homeowners and maintain transparency throughout the building process has helped make them one of the top companies serving the Kohala Coast. TMS increases its versatility as a builder by providing its customers the opportunity to utilize their sister company, TMS Custom Woodworks, LLC, a 7,500 sq. ft. full-service cabinet and millwork shop. Doing so allows customers to save lead time, shipping costs and ensure quality control is achieved while meeting customers' specific needs. TMS strives to give customers the product they expect at the price they have committed to so they can enjoy their home for years to come.

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Yvonne J. Khouri-Morgan LUXURY REAL ESTATE ADVISOR on KOHALA COAST

› TOP PRODUCER IN THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I › OVER 40 YEARS IN RESORT SALES ON THE KOHALA COAST › OVER $357 MILLION IN CLOSED SALES IN

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Having arrived in Hawai‘i from New Zealand in 1979, Yvonne has over 39 years of experience focused on resort residential sales on Hawai‘i Island's KonaKohala Coast. Consistently ranked among the Top Realtors in the state, and as previous owner and Principal Broker of Mauna Lani Realty, Yvonne possesses the historical perspective, experience, depth of knowledge, and excellent reputation as one of the most valued professionals in resort real estate—including Hualalai Resort, Kukio, Mauna Kea Resort, Waikoloa Beach Resort, and of course Mauna Lani Resort. An avid golfer and scuba diver, and currently heading the exclusive Mauna Lani Portfolio at Corcoran Pacific Properties, Yvonne appreciates the exceptional lifestyle Hawai‘i offers home buyers and permanent residents. Recognized as one of the most successful realtors in the state of Hawai‘i, Yvonne's passion for resort living and outstanding expertise in the coastline continue to earn her numerous accolades and outstanding results for her clients. Yvonne J. Khouri-Morgan, REALTOR® - Broker Senior Advisor, Corcoran Pacific Properties | Mauna Lani Portfolio (808) 937-4466 • yvonne@alohalife.com HawaiiResortLuxuryHomes.com • License #RB-13392


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