Farmers Markets on the Kona Coast

Farmers Markets on the Kona Coast

Last Updated on April 11, 2020 by Horizon Guest House. 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. READ MORE ...
Custom cycle tours on the Big Island of Hawaii

Custom cycle tours on the Big Island of Hawaii

Last Updated on February 15, 2020 by Horizon Guest House. 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 READ MORE ...
To Grill or Not to Grill?

To Grill or Not to Grill?

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Horizon Guest House. 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 READ MORE ...
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 READ MORE ...
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 READ MORE ...
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 READ MORE ...
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 READ MORE ...
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 READ MORE ...
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 READ MORE ...
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 READ MORE ...
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 READ MORE ...
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 READ MORE ...