Koa: The Big Island’s Magnificent Wood

Koa: The Big Island’s Magnificent Wood

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. 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 unique product READ MORE ...
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 Angus. 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 Portuguese sweet READ MORE ...
Diving on the Big Island

Diving on the Big Island

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. 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 world it READ MORE ...
Sunny: Queen of the Pastures

Sunny: Queen of the Pastures

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. 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 Rancho Del READ MORE ...
Wild Birds of Horizon: Part I

Wild Birds of Horizon: Part I

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. Kalij pheasants It’s not just domesticated animals you’ll see at Horizon Guest House. We have abundant wild bird life here on the property and in this post, part I of II, we’ll feature some of our favorites. Kalij pheasant The kalij pheasant was first introduced to Hawaii READ MORE ...
Orchid Extravaganza!

Orchid Extravaganza!

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. Guests at Horizon Guest House often ask me ‘what makes Hawaii so special?’ and the first answer that usually comes to mind is ‘the weather’. The weather on the Big Island is consistent and doesn’t tend to change much throughout the year. The Big Island also has an added READ MORE ...
Clem’s Hot Cereal Recipe: A B&B classic!

Clem’s Hot Cereal Recipe: A B&B classic!

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. Over the years guests have frequently asked for recipes of items on the Horizon BnB menu. Among the most requested recipes – our wild rice hot breakfast cereal! It’s sometimes called muesli, granola or oatmeal – the name varies from region to region. So why is it so READ MORE ...
Big Island Lava and the Hawaiian Diamond

Big Island Lava and the Hawaiian Diamond

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. A’a and Pahoehoe lava Hawaii is a series of islands composed, primarily, of lava. Lava isn’t all the same. Two main types are A’a (ah-ah) and pahoehoe (paw-hoey-hoey). There is also a third type, but you’re not likely to encounter it as it forms during submarine eruptions, this READ MORE ...
Donkey Life: BFFs Poncho and Lefty

Donkey Life: BFFs Poncho and Lefty

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. Poncho and Lefty striking a pose Over ten years ago we added to the Horizon animal family with the first of two donkeys. Poncho was the first addition and soon after we added Lefty. Both donkeys were born in the wild but were captured when they were young. READ MORE ...
Geckos and Gecko Art at Horizon

Geckos and Gecko Art at Horizon

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. Gold Dust Gecko in the garden at Horizon Guest House Even though it was introduced from further afield, the gecko is now emblematic of Hawaii, and you can’t go far on the Big Island without finding them in the natural landscape, printed on READ MORE ...
Top 5 must-see sights on the Big Island

Top 5 must-see sights on the Big Island

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. Two Steps 1. Snorkel at Kealakekua Bay & Two Steps Snorkel both or just one – both are fantastic. Kealakekua Bay is one of the best places to snorkel in Hawaii. An easy drive from Horizon Guest House to either hike down READ MORE ...
Summer fruit on the Big Island: from the garden to the breakfast table!

Summer fruit on the Big Island: from the garden to the breakfast table!

Last Updated on November 23, 2019 by Angus. We’re well into summer here on the Big Island of Hawaii and with it comes an abundance of summer fruit grown right here on the property. Providing in-season fruit direct to the breakfast table for guests every day is our pleasure. Organically grown in the gardens surrounding READ MORE ...