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Holualoa Village

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Address: Highway 180, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number:
+1 808-322-8484

Many artists are galleries are found here

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Cute old plantation town from the Sugarcane era

The Big Island was once the center of the Sugarcane and Pineapple industries. It's dotted with smal towns which were once thriving "plantation towns" where the laborers could... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Longview, Texas
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited several of the shops in Holualoa Village. Visited with several shop owners & enjoyed viewing their designs. A mix of history along with local artwork & sculptures. There is a ukulele store which carries magnificent ukuleles.

Thank bneal1955
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Big Island was once the center of the Sugarcane and Pineapple industries. It's dotted with smal towns which were once thriving "plantation towns" where the laborers could shop, buy provisions or see a movie on Saturday night. All of the cultures of the era blended together to create these unique centers of early Hawaiian culture. Hulualoa Village is such... More 

Thank beneluigi
Pahoa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stretch of artisans' shops is well worth slowing your driving speed along the Kona Heritage Corridor. Before you take the morning or afternoon to visit this 10 mile stretch, get a Kona Heritage Corridor brochure from your hotel. In it you will find a code for an Ap that assists with the drive by explaining what's available ahead. There... More 

Thank Gabriele S
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for genuine local souvenirs and real Hawaiian artwork -- and want a different experience than the Ali'i Drive scene -- head to the mauka side of the highway above Kona and visit the charming village of Holualoa :)) The historic buildings have been well cared for, and the signs outside tell of their former lives... the market... More 

Thank G C
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Small village filled with local art shops & galleries. Lovely outdoor cafe. Surrounded by many coffee farms.

Thank Kathryn M
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Holualoa is a charming little village higher-up the mountain from Kailua-Kona. If you have a rental car, drive up to Holualoa Village.

Thank Spartan61
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Food, shopping, music and friendly village. Definitely going back for first Friday night of the month. Check it out!

Thank BarryOV
Auburn, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Lovely little town along Hwy 180 above Kailua-Kona at about 2000ft elevation. Consists of a couple of restaurants, a number of shops specializing in local artists and products. Area features cool evenings and mornings which make sleeping great. A number of excellent B&B locations can be found here.

Thank Len T R
Chicago, Illinois
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Set up in the mountain overlooking Kona, this is a super cute quiet and peaceful town. You drive up through some coffee farms and come to a small road with brightly painted buildings, a hotel, restaurant and art galleries. Park alongside the road and stroll through the shops. The restaurant is the only one in town and really good. There... More 

Thank Kristine C
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a small strip of a town in the hills above Kona. Plenty of shops and gallarys and if you happen to be there the first Friday night of a month the whole town is alive with sidewalk sales, music and food vendors. Fun Fun Fun

Thank Frank P

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