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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 ...
4WD or 2WD? What to rent on the Big Island

4WD or 2WD? What to rent on the Big Island

Not sure what car to rent on the Big Island? Confused over whether to rent a Jeep or a convertible? We take a look at the options and tell you what you need to know. Big Island rentals Photo credit: Kona Airport Renting a car while staying on the Big Island of Hawaii is essential ...
Top 5 hiking trails on the Kona Coast

Top 5 hiking trails on the Kona Coast

Captain Cook Monument trail / Photo credit: Lang Parker Stretch your legs and work off those holiday cocktails by taking a hike during your stay on the Big Island. There are plenty of spectacular hiking trails on the Kona Coast – these are our top 5 1. Captain Cook Monument Trail The Captain Cook Monument ...
Top 5 restaurants in South Kona

Top 5 restaurants in South Kona

Photo credit: TK Noodle House Looking to eat out in South Kona? Check out our top five restaurants in the area. Whether you crave a classic burger and fries, fresh sashimi, or something spicy, it’s all here on the Kona Coast. 1. Rebel Kitchen This local favorite serves a selection of salads, sandwiches and burgers, ...
What’s going on with Mauna Kea?

What’s going on with Mauna Kea?

Photo credit: Marco Garcia / New York Times The summit of Mauna Kea is a favorite tourist attraction, either to see a spectacular sunrise or sunset, or to stop by the visitors’ center to make use of the free telescopes to view the night sky on clear nights, as well as listen to an informative ...