MondayMural | Found on Big Island, Hawaii

Murals from Hawaii These are some murals that were found at the visitor center at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Big Island, Hawaii. These ceramic murals take us back to ancient Hawaii, bits and parts of Polynesian history and showcase the flora you see on the archipelago. Pu’uhonua … Read>>

Catching some light on Mamalahoa Highway

The road to Kona, HI (from Punaluu Black Sand Beach). This week for ‘Catching the Light,’ I’ve pulled an all-time favourite from the travel album. This one is from my Hawaii trip a few years back and it is a photograph of the evening sun falling on a wet Mamalahoa … Read>>

OurWorld: Room with a view

While we were in Hawaii, we stayed at a very nicely-done up property on the west coast of Big Island. Here is a postcard-perfect sight from Hilton Waikaloa Village: a Pacific Ocean view, coconut palms and a Golf Course. Could one ask for more when on an anniversary-holiday?  There’s nothing quite … Read>>

Hawaiian Sands: Black Sand Beach, Salt and Pepper Beach…

I had only heard about black sand beaches, now I got to see one. Quite a visual treat it was. I’d say that the black sand is another must-see on Big Island (apart from the volcanoes and lava tube). In my previous post on our Big Island Volcano tour, I promised … Read>>

Volcano tour on Hawaii’s Big Island

The highlight of my Hawaii Holiday was making it to Volcanoes National Park on Big Island. How could we go to Hawaii and not see a bit of the volcanic activity that this place is so famous for? As we were flying into Kona airport on Big Island, I had … Read>>

Some lessons on Hawaiian culture

It was our first full day on Big Island, HI. What we had planned for the day was a Hawaiian culture tour on the west coast of the island: A visit to Hulihe’e Palace, which was the summer palace of the nobles (now a museum), see Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National … Read>>

Waikoloa Beach Resort – a destination within a destination

Waikoloa Beach Resort in itself is a destination. This premier area on Waikoloa Beach Drive is known for its Golf courses, a couple of hotels, some villas and some upscale shopping, apart from its coastline, a salt and pepper beach and some water-sport activities, to name a few. The hotels … Read>>