Big day out: renting a boat and exploring the Kona Coast

Big day out: renting a boat and exploring the Kona Coast

Last Updated on November 30, 2021 by Angus. What could be better than cruising along the Kona Coast? We took the plunge. We rented a boat from Kona Boat Rentals for the day to find out how it works, what it costs and, crucially, is it worth it? Big day out We all arrived at READ MORE ...
Off the beaten track: Makalawena Beach

Off the beaten track: Makalawena Beach

Last Updated on November 30, 2021 by Angus. Makalawena Beach is located in Kekaha Kai State Park on the west side of the Big Island. The beach park is located north of Kona and is one of the lesser known and little-visited of the white sand beaches on the island, and is well worth the READ MORE ...
Pumpkin and apple muffins

Pumpkin and apple muffins

Last Updated on November 10, 2021 by Angus. Perfect for this time of year, pumpkin and apple muffins make a great alternative to the pumpkin pie. This recipe is quick and easy! Add a pecan and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar for that something extra. Get the recipe Ingredients 3 cups flour1 tbsp baking soda1 READ MORE ...
Cleopatra & Ele’ele: Horizon’s newest and cutest Labrador retrievers

Cleopatra & Ele’ele: Horizon’s newest and cutest Labrador retrievers

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by Angus. As many of you might be aware we’ve been without dogs for a while and it just so happened that recently we made contact with a breeder who was only weeks away from having some puppies available – and we couldn’t resist! Day 1 After a short READ MORE ...
Easy lemon yoghurt cake

Easy lemon yoghurt cake

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Angus. This recipe for lemon yoghurt cake uses oil instead of butter and delivers a moist lemon cake. Almost as easy as the all-in-one chocolate cake, our own version involves mixing all wet and dry ingredients separately and then together – easy! Get the recipe Ingredients For the READ MORE ...
Understanding Ahupuaʻa: Ancient Hawaii’s unique land division model

Understanding Ahupuaʻa: Ancient Hawaii’s unique land division model

Last Updated on March 9, 2022 by Angus. Artwork by Native Hawaiian artist Brook Kapukuniahi Parker In ancient Hawaii land ownership was overseen by the king. An island (mokupuni) was made up of a number of large sections of land (moku). Each of these individual moku were divided into ahupuaʻa (‘ahoo-poo-ah-ah’). Ahupuaʻa are narrow wedge-shaped READ MORE ...
Off the beaten track: Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

Off the beaten track: Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

Last Updated on November 30, 2021 by Angus. Photo credit: tclf.org Located beside the small port town of Kawaihae, the Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site is an impressive structure. Built in the late 18th century by Kamehameha I, this site is inextricably linked to the founding of the Hawaiian kingdom. Hiking trails and birdwatching make READ MORE ...
Making a Dutch baby! A puffed pancake recipe with apple and cranberry filling

Making a Dutch baby! A puffed pancake recipe with apple and cranberry filling

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Angus. What exactly is a Dutch baby? A Dutch baby is an oversized puffed pancake which is baked in the oven rather than being fried on the stove top. The Dutch baby likely has its origins in the German Pfannkuchen. The name first appeared in the 1900s when a READ MORE ...
Top 3 coffee farm tours on the Kona Coast

Top 3 coffee farm tours on the Kona Coast

Last Updated on August 14, 2021 by Angus. Photo credit: bigislandguide.com The Kona Coast is home to a thriving coffee growing industry. The Kona Coffee Belt stretches from the hills above Kona down the coast into South Kona. Learn all about Kona Coffee and how itʻs made! We’ve selected our favorite coffee farms to visit on READ MORE ...
Clem’s super simple pancakes

Clem’s super simple pancakes

Last Updated on August 15, 2021 by Angus. Clem’s super simple pancakes have been a B&B staple for years. The key to making these pancakes is to allow the mixture to thicken and to add yoghurt or buttermilk (or even sour cream) to help make these pancakes something special. Get the recipe Ingredients 2 cups READ MORE ...
What you don’t know about Green Sand Beach

What you don’t know about Green Sand Beach

Last Updated on July 5, 2021 by Angus. Photo credit: explore-the-big-island.com Green Sand beach is one of the must-see attractions on the Big Island. The beach consists of green crystals, known as olivine, mixed with black and white sand, which give the beach the green tinge it’s well-known for. A trip to Green Sand beach READ MORE ...
Kona’s secret garden: the Makaʻeo Walking Path

Kona’s secret garden: the Makaʻeo Walking Path

Last Updated on July 5, 2021 by Angus. Looking for a short hike in Kona? Why not try the Makaʻeo Walking Path. Located within the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area beside the beach, this trail is an easy hike through some colorful Hawaiian flora. The loop path itself is less than a mile long READ MORE ...