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The Kona Street Market & Sunset Saturdays

The Kona Street Market & Sunset Saturdays

Last Updated on January 10, 2020 by Horizon Guest House 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 ...
Manta Ray Diving on the Kona Coast

Manta Ray Diving on the Kona Coast

Last Updated on January 4, 2021 by Horizon Guest House 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 ...
4WD or 2WD? What to rent on the Big Island

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

Last Updated on January 10, 2020 by Horizon Guest House 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 ...
Top 5 hiking trails on the Kona Coast

Top 5 hiking trails on the Kona Coast

Last Updated on December 25, 2019 by Horizon Guest House 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 ...
Top 5 restaurants in South Kona

Top 5 restaurants in South Kona

Last Updated on November 29, 2020 by Horizon Guest House 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 ...
What’s going on with Mauna Kea?

What’s going on with Mauna Kea?

Last Updated on April 15, 2020 by Horizon Guest House 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 ...
The Keitt Mango

The Keitt Mango

Last Updated on January 4, 2021 by Horizon Guest House If there’s one fruit that’s most associated with the tropics, it’s the mango. The Keitt mango is the super-sized variety – a giant serving of delicious, natural sweetness. There are 5 different mango varieties grown at Horizon, and our favorite, by a long shot, is ...
The Horizon Bicycle Diaries

The Horizon Bicycle Diaries

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Horizon Guest House Cycling is a big part of my life and a great way to keep fit. Here on the Big Island of Hawaii there are plenty of places to cycle. One of my favorite routes is from Kona, north to Waikoloa. It’s approximately 50 miles and ...
Koa: The Big Island’s Magnificent Wood

Koa: The Big Island’s Magnificent Wood

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Horizon Guest House Pig board showing example of ‘compression or fire’ very rare even for curly koa To the casual visitor, Hawaii is sunshine and beaches. But it’s more than that. If you visit often, or for long enough, or are lucky enough to live here, you’ll discover a ...
Portuguese sweet bread French toast + homemade wholegrain cereal bread!

Portuguese sweet bread French toast + homemade wholegrain cereal bread!

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Horizon Guest House French toast under lights There are two recipes which are considered the ‘most asked for’ from guests who have stayed at Horizon Guest House. The first is usually the whole grain hot cereal which we featured in an earlier blog post, and the second, is our delicious ...
Diving on the Big Island

Diving on the Big Island

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Horizon Guest House The rare white sea urchin. Kona Coast. 40 ft depth. Photo credit: Clem Classen Diving in Hawaiian waters, whether it’s snorkelling or scuba, has always been regarded as one of the must-do diving experiences. But if you have ever dived in other locations around the ...
Sunny: Queen of the Pastures

Sunny: Queen of the Pastures

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Horizon Guest House Sunny is a special horse. Not just because she’s so special to us but also because she has an incredible pedrigree. Her official name is ‘Mirasol’ which means ‘look at the sun’ and she has been with us since 1996, when she came to us from ...