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A day trip to the Hilo Farmers Market

A day trip to the Hilo Farmers Market

Make sure you stop by the biggest and most popular farmers market on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hilo farmers market runs every weekday but it’s the ‘market days’ on Wednesday and Saturday – with over 200 farmers and local crafters selling fresh produce, crafts, gifts and assorted flowers – that make it a ...
Integrating solar hot water on the Big Island

Integrating solar hot water on the Big Island

The Big Island is known for sun, surf and adventure. Here on the Kona Coast we have an abundance of sunny days that make it the perfect location to install solar panels. Horizon B&B has integrated solar hot water to help reduce the cost of heating water by electricity. This system is simple to implement ...
What is a jicama?

What is a jicama?

What is a jicama? A relatively unknown root vegetable, the jicama is common here on the Big Island of Hawaii. With its flaky brown skin and crispy, white texture, the jicama has a unique flavor that tastes like a cross between a potato and a pear! Pronounced (Hee-kah-ma) the versatile vegetable has its origins in ...
The no-knead bread recipe

The no-knead bread recipe

This favorite no-knead bread recipe is easy to make and packed full of flavor. Wholegrains, nuts and dried fruit make this the perfect breakfast bread. Make sure to use a covered baking dish to help give it that chewy, crusty consistency! The no-knead bread recipe 3 1/4 cups (390g) Unbleached Bread Flour 1 cup (113g) ...
All-in-one chocolate cake recipe

All-in-one chocolate cake recipe

What could be better than a chocolate cake that only takes minutes to prepare? This all-in-one chocolate cake recipe is super easy to assemble – simply fling all the ingredients into the food processor – and it tastes great thanks to the secret ingredient, canola oil! Check out our video and the full recipe below. ...
Springtime gardening on the Big Island

Springtime gardening on the Big Island

Spring is the perfect time to get organised with the vegetable garden here on the Big Island. We’ve turned the vegetable and herb gardens into special lockdown projects (no doubt like many of you) and have spent the last couple of weeks prepping the gardens for planting, raising and transplanting seedlings, and protecting our new ...
It’s a lockdown life: dispatches from the Big Island

It’s a lockdown life: dispatches from the Big Island

It’s early spring and like much of the rest of the world we’re adjusting to life in lockdown. Tourists have all but fled and the residents are hunkering down as we all do our best on the Big Island to flatten the curve. Like the rest of you we’ve been grappling with the new normal ...
Farmers Markets on the Kona Coast

Farmers Markets on the Kona Coast

Photo credit: alohadreams.com Make time during your stay on the Big Island to experience the best of the island’s locally grown produce, and locally made arts and crafts. There are many farmers markets on the Big Island – check out our favorites on the Kona Coast. 1. The Kona Farmers Market This market is located in ...
Custom cycle tours on the Big Island of Hawaii

Custom cycle tours on the Big Island of Hawaii

Have you ever wanted to cycle the Big Island at your own pace? Ever wondered what it would be like to do a cycle tour without having to worry about your luggage? With a customized cycle tour you can do all of this as well as making Horizon Guest House a destination on your itinerary. ...
To Grill or Not to Grill?

To Grill or Not to Grill?

South Kona has many great restaurants, from casual to fine dining, but sometimes, at the end of a long day of adventures on the Big Island, staying in and grilling out sounds even better. At Horizon Guest House we offer an alternative to restaurant dining – our very own BBQ area. Located right next to the infinity ...
The Kona Street Market & Sunset Saturdays

The Kona Street Market & Sunset Saturdays

Photo credit: www.historickailuavillage.com For one Sunday afternoon every month Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona’s historic village is closed for traffic and the street transformed into a vibrant, pedestrian-only marketplace. The Kona street market is known as the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll and makes for a great way to shop, dine and buy locally made produce – ...
Manta Ray Diving on the Kona Coast

Manta Ray Diving on the Kona Coast

Photo credit: Horizon Guest House The Big Island of Hawaii is famous for many things but perhaps one of the most popular and unique attractions is the manta ray night dive. Don’t worry if you’re not a certified diver – snorkelers can still experience the thrill of being close to these majestic creatures. Why are ...